Year 8 have been making ESCAPE FROM HOLLYGIRT board games as part of their ‘writing instructions’ topic in English. We hope they’re not as good at playing their games as they are writing instructions or we might start to worry!
Thank you to Reach Out NGHS for a fantastic Gifted and Talented ‘Computing with Robotics’ event. They welcomed 14 teams, including three Year 4 boys from Hollygirt School, for a busy day of Lego Mindstorms.
The first challenge was to work together as a team to create a school mascot. Of course, our boys went straight for the red and green bricks! They then worked extremely hard to follow an extensive set of instructions to build a robot using a Lego Mindstorm set. After, they then made the robot move and turn as the sensor reacted to their commands. Well done, boys!
Year 5 and 6 delivered 63 harvest boxes to Trinity Church today which were gratefully received by Pastor Will. The boxes will be distributed to those in need in the local community. Thank you to all the parents who donated and supported this important harvest activity.
Year 4 have been learning about Ancient Maya and have made their very own Mayan masks! In Ancient Maya, masks had a wide variety of uses and the importance of the masks dictated how intricate the designs were. The most sacred Mayan masks featured complex and delicate mosaics made out of jade. The children chose to make either an ‘event mask’ or a ‘death mask’.
Can you spot who is who?
As sponsors of Nottingham Playhouse, we were invited to the press night for a reviving of Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport. What a powerful and poignant performance! This year is the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport rescue which saved the lives of thousands of children.