May 2020

Fundraising for the NHS and NHS charities
May 2020
Following a class English lesson spent writing a birthday letter to war veteran and fundraiser Colonel Tom Moore, a T2 child was inspired to set up a bike challenge to see how many kilometres he could manage to travel in one weekend and asked family and friends to sponsor him. He completed a distance of 23km and raised an impressive £140 for the NHS. Another child in F3 also decided to raise money for the NHS by holding her own 'danceathon' by choreographing 26 dances herself during the month of May. She has already raised nearly £1000 and is staying fit at the same time as raising money
Artwork inspired by poetry
May 2020
As part of their remote learning art sessions, children in Senior House embarked on a 'Painting from Poetry' project. Form 3 and 4 studied Ted Hughes' poem, The Horses, and the older two year groups responded to The Lonely Scarecrow by James Kirkup. The children illustrated a particular line from the poem or its entirety and built up slowly with shapes and colours, patterns and textures. When responding, they were inspired to use images and colours that unfurled in their minds, rather than rely on the interpretations of others. Follow the link to read Ted Hughes' poem, The Horses and