Published on 18/12/16
On Thursday 6th October, on a gloriously sunny Autumn morning, Year 5 pupils from Junior School and Dame Bradbury's met at Latham Road for their collaborative day on the theme of 'Go Wild'.
They quickly and enthusiastically got into groups, renewing old friendships and starting to form new ones. Tracy Grant, from the Exploration Society, kindly donated her time and skill to light a welcoming fire around which we all gathered to sing some campfire songs. Throughout the morning everyone had the opportunity to toast some marshmallows - a gooey treat enjoyed by all! The groups then set to work, collaborating in small groups to create artwork using natural materials foraged from their surroundings - within no time pine cones, sticks, leaves and grass were transformed into ladybirds, dragonflies and other insects.
Exploring the Nature Reserve allowed pupils to learn more about this beautiful part of our school - they discovered, for example, that grass snakes have been seen there recently basking in the sunshine! After a picnic lunch (and lots of cartwheels and football practice) it was time for some more fun. Pupils enjoyed a carousel of activities such as composing Haikus to celebrate Natinal Poetry Day, sketching, team building games and survival skills. A fantastic day was had by all with staff and pupils looking forward to more opportunities to work together.