The Foundation Stage students went to Dera Park to celebrate the end of year 2017. All Foundation Stage children had their picnic together and played. Children, parent volunteers and teachers had a fantastic time!
As time passes, Mr Bolton is as good as his word. He heralds the holidays by merely grimacing at the word and does not go on to form Boltonopia (well not in quite the same way). Mr Bolton brings a little of the holiday into every end of term day, respecting the lessons of the holidays more than any man not presently alive.
FS2 yellow students are learning about hot and cold places, animals who live there, and different habitats and climates. They have decided to travel to the North Pole this week to see Santa and the polar bears. So, they packed their suitcases, prepared their passports and tickets, went to the airport and they were ready to travel.
Year one Red presented an assembly about life at the polar regions. Arctic and Antarctic scientists shared interesting facts and an exciting discussion between a polar bear and a penguin highlighted the difference between these two places. Year one children sang and danced gracefully with clear confidence and joy.
DBGS had an excellent first day winning three out of their four games and ended up seeded 3rd for the second day of matches. The team spirit throughout was impressive and with a little bit more luck at times they could have finished higher. Congratulations to all the girls who took part for being an excellent on and off the field.
After two days of gruelling competition, the boys managed to finish in a creditable 4th place.
After building some truly creative urban spaces and learning about innovative solutions to modern urban problems, all in Year 8 would agree with Nicholas Coleman (8HP) learned that there was so much more to a cities than just putting some buildings together. The students brainstormed in different ways to use space in a cities even as they learned about urban problems and researched environmentally friendly solutions from around the world. Like waste management in Sweden, rainwater harvesting, smart transportation solutions and vertical farming to include more green spaces in urban areas. There were plenty of challenges from working together in a team, to managing time in order to meet the deadline, to coming up with solutions that were appropriate for your cities. As Veronica (8BH) put ‘lots of patience, teamwork and planning’ but the results have been brilliant and exceeded expectation. Maria Diamond expressed the aim of the project perfectly on how to work with others in order to find real life solutions.