Cerys Griffiths, Matthew Clark, Thomas Barnes and Emily Simpson visited The Town Mayor’s Chambers and learned all about the local Town Council. The children found it was a brilliant experience and Cerys went on to become Deputy Junior Mayor, she wore a blue ribbon with a gold circle. Overall the children enjoyed the day and thank you to Mr Simpson for accompanying them.
Mr Gregory and Miss Faulkner have just returned to England after an amazing 10 days in Kenya. The journey home has just been completed and was a very long 28 hours. The first thing we wanted to do was share our amazing experiences with you. We have plenty of photos of life in African and the wildlife but first of all here is a glimpse of the welcome we got from our fantastic partner school Ngata.
Everyone at Ngata was smiling and welcoming and they all send love!
Click on the link below to see smiles as large as can be!
On Monday 30th September a very excited Year 1 set off on their trip to Sea Life Centre, Manchester. Year 1 have been looking at ‘Under the Sea’ for their topic this term. When we arrived we went to watch a special film all about turtles and how we can help to look after them. The children were then given a booklet with different questions in. They had answered the questions and collect the stamps from around the aquarium. Inside the aquarium we saw a very evil looking eel, a camouflaged octopus, some scary sharks, Ernie the turtle and the children were very excited to find a secret seahorse as we have been reading ‘Secret Seahorse’ by Clare Beaton. After lunch we admired the smooth stingrays and got to touch a pinchy crab! Year 1 had a fabulous time, they were extremely well behaved and have now all produced a fantastic recount of the trip. They have also designed and will be making their very own version of a Sea life aquarium out of a shoebox.
Ladies & Gentlemen of the Class of '2013...Wear Sunscreen.If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of our advice has no basis more reliable than our own meandering experience. We will dispense this advice now.Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.Do one thing every day that scares you.Sing.Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.Floss.Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.Stretch.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.Get to know your parents. They are the only ones you have got. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will be economical with the truth.. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the bin, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.But trust me on the sunscreen.
Students were given the chance to develop and test hypotheses, analyse historical sources, interview a plate tectonics expert, and meet Gaius and Marcellus, two citizens of Pompeii. The day was fun and challenging, and students produced some excellent pieces of extended writing through a character journal. Sadly, none of the students' characters escaped the eruption, but they still managed to enjoy themselves!
"I loved every single BIT!" Milly Carsberg