Eden Rock Climbing competition
A team of six children took part in the Eden Rock Climbing Competition. It was the first time we had competed in this event so we didn't know what to expect! It was very well organised in an amazing facility. Our children showed their incredible agility and strength in attempting 20 different climbs throughout the day. Each child was allowed up to 3 attempts at each climb but many of them were successful on their first attempts! They were so supportive of each other and really showed their determination. We await the results and to see whether Orton has been successful in reaching the final. Even if we don't get to the final we all had a great day.
Spuds and Puds
FOOS ran a really successful Spuds and Puds event where around 100 people
came to school for their lunch on Sunday.
Everyone was offer a jacket potato heaped with a range of fillings and then had a very difficult decision to make about which of the divine puddings to try!
It was a lovely relaxed afternoon for everyone.
A huge thank you goes to everyone who helped in any way.
FOOS raised a tremendous £446.
Last Friday morning we were privileged to welcome Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda into school. Wayne is making it his mission to walk the 7000miles of the British coast line picking litter as he goes. He is around half way on his journey and has already collected in excess of 10,000 bags of litter! Wayne talked to us about the reasons behind his mission, his experiences and why we all need to take responsibility to do something about rubbish and litter. We found some of what he told us quite shocking but that immediately inspired us all to do things to help. He told us lots about what we can ALL do to help from choosing products with less packaging, using reusable products such as coffee cups and water bottles, not dropping litter and taking time to pick up litter that we find. We have all been inspired by Wayne and Koda and become much more aware of litter and its problems. I know many of the children have since chosen to pick up litter they have found or gone out with the specific intention of picking litter. Please help to support your child if they would like to help look after our world, we want them to be the responsible and caring adults of the future. You can read more about Wayne’s story on the Keep Britain website or by following this link. http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/one-man-and-his-dog-mission
You can also follow him on social media.
We had a great day with Richard and Friends from Silverband Falconry. http://www.silverbandfalconry.co.uk/
Richard spent time with each class, answering questions, sharing facts about his birds and letting us all hold the Finn the Barn Owl.
Class 4 had an Art workshop with Richard producing some lovely artwork,
using watercolours, chalks, pencils and oil pastels.
The day finished with a display in the hall as the weather was so awful.
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