On Wednesday, 20 children from Year 5 and 6 were invited to attend a Design Technology workshop at Richard Lander School, where the theme of the day was Halloween Cake Pops.
The children made three kinds of cake pops – witches, spiders and pumpkins. They made the cake mix, including a little blended pumpkin for flavour, then prepared the icing. The cake pops took almost all day to make, but looked fantastic and tasted delicious.
Miss Richie, the DT teacher at Richard Lander was very impressed by the efforts of our young bakers and Year 5 and 6 are already hoping for another invitation. Easter egg making currently tops the list of requests!
Congratulations to our Year 5/6 football team, who came second in the Penair and Partners football competition this Thursday afternoon. The boys played six games and after losing their first match narrowly to Devoran (the eventual winners), they went on a fine run, winning four and drawing one of their remaining five fixtures. We scored some fantastic goals and conceded only two in the whole tournament. The boys showed tremendous team spirit throughout the competition and were rightly very proud of finishing in second place – our highest finish in recent years.
This week, all of Year 5 visited Truro Fire Station. It was great! We left Bosvigo, walked up to the fire station and the weather confirmed its content mood as the day trotted on. We walked up the winding roads and twisted passages to the huge red doors: a signal that we had reached our destination.
As we were sorted into groups by the fire station staff, we wondered what activity was in store for us. We walked into the truck park and there were nine workshops. There were seven activities downstairs and two upstairs.
Western power explaining the dangers of electricity
One of Class 9’s favourite activities was the hand hygiene which included rubbing a special paste into our hands and seeing how bacteria covered our hands were. We then washed them and checked them again.
The blue is bacteria
When we had finished all the activities we made our way back to school. After a downhill walk, we had worked up a good appetite. As soon as we arrived back at school we all grabbed our lunches and went to lunch thinking about our fire station experiences.
This week we have celebrated Harvest at Bosvigo with two visitor assemblies. On Monday we were joined by Bob Girvan from Foodbank, who kindly talked to the children about the work Foodbank does supporting people in the Truro area.
Today were held a Harvest Assembly, led by Linda and Matt from the Baptist Church. They entertained the school by making two huge pasties and discussing where the ingredients came from. As you can see, the assembly involved quite a lot of audience participation and the children were itching to be involved.
On Monday we will complete our Harvest-related visitor assemblies when we are joined by the St Petroc’s Society, who will tell us about the work they do supporting the homeless in Truro. They will also be taking away half of the donations we have received from the children.
Thank you to everyone who has brought in donations this week. The children have seen how these cans and packets are used to support our local community and know what a difference it can make.
Last week Upper Key Stage 2 had an amazing 12-hour science-inspired educational visit to the @Bristol Science Museum.
Over the course of three days, Classes 9, 10 and 11 travelled by minibus up to Bristol and participated in an Earth, Sun and Moon workshop, experienced an incredible planetarium display, as well as interacting with the exhaustive array of scientific exhibits.
The long day was well worth the time and effort and was rounded off nicely with a visit to the @Bristol Museum shop.
All three groups were impeccably well behaved and a delight to learn alongside. Well done and congratulations to all.
Some photos and a little more information today! Yesterday the group went to Tresco and visited Abbey Gardens. They went to the beach, where they had lunch, and then headed back to St Mary’s on the boat.
Today is water sports day, with kayaking and windsurfing, as well as the much-anticipated football matches versus Five Islands School this afternoon.
With very poor signal on the Scillies it has been difficult to get information on the group’s activities today other than that they are all fine and having a great time. Mr Larcombe has sent some photos and these will be posted on the blog tomorrow morning.
Well, we had all the best intentions to keep everyone informed of our Scillies progress, but the signal is pretty poor on St Mary’s and we are currently relying on Mrs Garside’s old mobile for updates – it’s the only phone on camp with a signal. So here’s the news in brief…
A very early start saw the group depart Penzance around 8am. Our experienced leaders say that the journey across was ‘not too bad’ compared to some crossings, although there was some sickness.
On arriving at St Mary’s the group disembarked and made their way along the coast to camp and settled in fine, keeping a healthy distance from the cow parsley.
After dinner everyone made their way over to the local beach (all beaches are local on St Mary’s though) and watched the seals frolicking in the sea.
Hopefully we’ll have a bit more detail tomorrow… fingers crossed for a bit of signal!