In November, the Young Shakespeare Company shared their production of Macbeth with our Year 6 children. As usual, it was an amazing performance which included all of the children as either actors or sound effects! The children were fully immersed in the production and created some fantastic Macbeth soliloquys afterwards using a range of Tudor language.
Many thanks to all parents and carers who brought in items for our Harvest contribution to Colchester Food Bank. The items will be gratefully received by the food bank and will make a real difference to families in need of support. Thank you also to those of you who attended our Harvest performances and well done to the children for putting on such excellent shows.
The children were happy and refreshed this morning following a good night’s sleep for all! After a filling breakfast, their day continued to be full of exciting activities, including abseiling, caving and the famous ‘Leap of Faith’. It was fantastic to see how much their self-confidence had grown and we have all continued to be impressed by the children’s improved communication skills, their continued resilience and their excellent support of each other during some of the most challenging activities.
The day started with a brisk walk to the beach where the children explored rock pools and learnt about the local sea defences. Following a delicious lunch, the children continued to enjoy and experience a range of exciting activities, including team problem solving, go karting and the zip wire. The children have continued to develop their listening skills and we have all been impressed by their teamwork and resilience. The children ate well again at dinner and the day finished with an eventful evening of ‘Hot Spots’.
I should start this update with the most crucial piece of information: the staff team at this evening's 'Mini Olympics' was very clearly the best. Prior to this achievement, the children took part in a host of activities, including shelter building, laser tag, go karting and aeroball. Even from yesterday, we have noticed an improvement in the children's listening skills and ability to work with others, which goes to show how important it is that children are given this opportunity to come away and learn in this environment.
The netball team competed in their first match of the season against Friars Grove. The team performed brilliantly and secured a fantastic 15-1 victory.
We had another successful fair on Thursday 5th July. The children in Years 5 and 6 did a great job of planning, preparing and manning their stalls. Close to £2000 was raised for the school.
The Year 6 Prom was a huge success yet again this year. The children had a fantastic time and behaved impeccably, though we're not sure about their dance moves.
Thanks must go to Hatfields for generously supplying us with a lovely new red carpet, to the Tarbet family for loaning us their magnificent light-up letters, and to the Friends for arranging and funding the DJ and food.