Friday 22nd September
Our value for this half term is a willingness to try, well we certainly showed a willingness to cram as much as humanly possible into a week!!
Our intrepid Year 6 team ventured over to PGL Liddington for a week of adventurous activities in the trees and on the lake, they returned on Friday night tired but very happy. They will be sharing some of their experiences and pictures in a separate web page in the coming weeks. The remaining Year 6s were equally as busy with the in-school programme, which included a very interesting trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge – to see some amazing artwork and Roman/Greek artefacts – and making cupcakes.
Not to be outdone the Year 8s had their Business Enterprise week where they were learning how to set up and run a business. On Monday the children had sessions from Young Enterprise on jobs and future employability – some of the children were very surprised that there weren’t many jobs you could do to fund a £285,000 a year lifestyle!!! On Tuesday they started the day with a motivational speech from Scott Saunders – the only contestant to quit The Apprentice – and then split into their groups to come up with their business ideas. Wednesday was developing their business plans and learning about marketing from our resident expert Governor – Mr Johnson. Thursday was a team building day at Herts Mariners Base – how very corporate middle management!! Friday morning was spent developing their pitches for the all important Dragon’s Den in the afternoon.
The Year 5s and 7s had European Day of Languages activities on Thursday, where they had French, Spanish, Italian and German taster sessions – Mrs Brown was also showing off her Danish where possible as well!!
Assemblies this week focused on making a difference – the Year 8 House Officials were announced and Mrs Hesketh introduced School Council and how the children can make a difference and the importance in using your voice for good.
In the background everyone has been working tirelessly to get the school ready for Open Evening, Mr Verderame Snr has been building furniture – with some help from his apprentice and the children will help to make the school come alive on Thursday night.
Willingness to try….tick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy a well earned rest Ralphies, we go again Monday.