Pupils in Year 2 have been busy designing, making and evaluating their dream playgrounds this week. What do you think to their ideas? Most importantly, would they pass a risk assessment?
It’s the final day at Broneirion in Wales today for pupils in Year 7 and 10. We’re looking forward to showing you a video of all the fun they have had over the 4 days but in the meantime, here are some photos from yesterday. Pupils in Year 7 did raft-building and geocaching while Year 10 went paddle boarding in the lower course of the River Severn.
A local resident, Mo, was walking past our school last week when she came across Eco Club’s fabulous anti-idling posters. As a fellow eco-lover, she was impressed and rang school to ask whether she could meet the children behind the posters and to have a chat with us about all things environmental.
Mo came into school yesterday afternoon to meet Eco Club members and Miss Wilson. Mo told us that she litter picks in the surrounding streets regularly. Not only does it make our streets look nicer and help the environment but she said it’s also a great way to keep fit, too!
Our Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) of the week is: PET CLUB with MRS HEATLIE.
Studies have shown that introducing animals into children’s everyday life has many benefits. Children can gain confidence by having the responsibility to care for an animal. Caring for an animal can also teach empathy. Your child learns to read the pet’s needs: Is he hungry? Does he need to go outside? And, importantly, animals can help socialise children and increase verbal skills. You’ve probably witnessed children who are still learning to talk attempting to chatter away to pets. A pet’s simple presence provides verbal stimulus to help your child practice talking and socialising with another being.
At Hollygirt, we have two resident guinea pigs called Hobnob and Gingernut.
Pet Club takes place on a Thursday lunchtime primarily for pupils in Reception to Year 2.
Pupils in Year 7 went rock climbing at Barmouth Slabs. The crag is an outcrop of some 20 metres height, located just above the seaside town of the same name (minus the slabs bit of course). The crag occupies a glorious position above the Mawddach Estuary and sports a magnificent panorama encompassing much of southern Meirionnydd.
Pupils in Year 10 investigated the source of the River Severn as part of their compulsory fieldwork for GCSE Geography. Did you know the River Severn is the longest river in Great Britain at a length of 220 miles?