On Monday 9th July, Year 3 put on their Greek masks and re-enacted the Greek myth Jason and the Golden Fleece. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, with everyone showcasing their amazing acting skills. I don’t know about you, but looking at the pictures, I can definitely see some future stars!
Furs, clubs and bones were the apparel du jour at year 3’s stone age day. Hunting techniques were learnt by all and their success was immortalized in cave paintings. Monuments were then built from local resources to celebrate the success.
A superbly organised day, for the Year of Mercy. After being addressed by Bishop Patrick, the 7 corporal acts of mercy were reflected across the school to deepen the children’s understanding. Each group consisted of 4 children from each class, who would take part in an activity to reflect each act.
The act in year 6 was to, ‘Welcome the Stranger’ and what better way than for a bit of ‘speed dating!’ (Cilla would have been proud) The older children sat opposite the younger children and had 30 seconds (complete with countdown clock) to tell the ‘stranger’ before them a little bit about themselves before the roles were reversed. After the timer had stopped a new stranger was found and the process repeated. It was incredible to watch the unity between the children and the care and support for one another, young and old, girls and boys.
After welcoming the stranger, the children reflected upon times they have shown mercy, people who show them mercy and ways we can show mercy.
A wonderfully powerful activity and very proud to be part of it.
Last Wednesday, 40 brave children from KS2 braved the elements for the annual Rushcliffe Relay Challenge, at Rushcliffe Country Park. It involved a girl and a boy from year group in the juniors (Y3-6) and running for about 8-10 minutes each – a good test! As always, ‘Why take one team, when you can take 5’ With that, a special thanks to the parents and staff who made it possible with transportation and proving that real sense of community – especially with Mr Tuckwell’s even later than usual notification…
Impressive performances throughout (and no tears or children scarred for life) saw, out of 35 teams, the Campion contingent finish 8th, 13th, 15th, 24th and 26th. I very impressive showing. Well done to all involved.