Thought for the week:
Event: Chinese New Year  (Year of the Dog)
Quote: ‘The highest result of education is tolerance’
Source: Helen Keller

Summer School 2012 Day Five

This morning was an extra-early start, as we had to be in Ilkeston by 9am to go bowling. We arrived and had a really great time, playing loads of games, and we even got to go into the arcade and have a go on the stuff in there too. We got back to school and had an early-ish lunch, and then – because it was such a nice day – we played some games outside.
 
After lunch, we all went back to the art rooms to finish off the work that we had done earlier in the week – some people got to make extra items, because they had finished, but it was a ncie opportunity to make sure that we didn’t leave anything half done.

Summer School 2012 Day Four

This morning, nearly all the students arrived at Summer School bright and early ready to start at 9am again. The Sharks and the Jets split into their groups, and some went with Mr. Botham to “Design a School” whilst other went with Mr. Diamond to play team games in the hall with the giant parachute. “Design a School” was really interesting, as the students thought hard about what features could go into their perfect school, after reading some Dr Seuss!
 
The parachute games were great fun, and really encouraged listening and communication skills, as there was a lot of physical negotiating to be done.

Summer School 2012 Day Three 'Wollaton Hall'

Today we started at 09:00am by all getting together and designing our very own superhero.
We only had an hour to do this, because at 10am, the coach arrived and we were off to Wollaton Hall.
 
 
It was a fantastic sunny day, and when we arrived we went inside the hall to do our activity. There was an artist showing us how to design our own comic flick-books, so we all got stuck in and got on with our designs. We also managed a walk around the hall, with Holgate staff acting as guides. It was VERY informative, and the giraffe was a big hit!