The Eagles had an interesting time learning about how to stay safe on and near building sites in the local community. They had the chance to plan out their own estates; visit a building site and design safety posters, which were then put up around the perimeter of the building site.
Cricket at the Elgin Centre
Cricket practise at the Elgin Centre was great fun!!
Year 6 Parents’ Afternoon
Year 6 parents’ afternoon, the teachers decided to set up a carousel of physical activities designed to raise awareness amongst children and their families of how physical disabilities doesn’t stop people from participating on an equal playing field and having fun. Activities included: running blindfolded with a guide runner; shooting a basketball into a basketball net blindfolded from different distances; sit down javelin and throwing a bean bag into hoops at different distances blindfolded similar to boccia.
Throughout the activities, children kept a team score at each station though throughout children were reminded that it was all about personal challenge – trying and being the best they can be! All afternoon, children and parents encouraged one another and it was a huge success with everyone participating enthusiastically and having fun.
As one parent stated: “It was lots of fun, bringing an awareness of certain disabilities and an admiration for people becoming athletes with them!”
Children too loved it too. As one child stated: “It was good experiencing a different side to sport activities involving disabilities.”
The afternoon was such a huge success the children have asked for the activities to be included in our annual sports day, which we are all looking forward to!
Like Bear Grylls, the children were challenged to build our their own shelters, which would withstand the different weather conditions including wind and rain. The children collected different resources from the outdoor area and then assembled the structure using their fantastic DT skills. I’m sure you would agree the shelters are fantastic!
Kingswood – Personal Best Challenge
Ethan – Leap of Faith
The pole looked so high and was wobbling when people were climbing. I was eigth to have a go and after watching each person I was getting more and more nervous. When it was my turn I took a deep breath, decided to go for it and climbed to the top. When I got to the top it was really wobbly. I couldn’t jump for the triangle to catch it as I was shaking with fear. Instead I just jumped which was terrifying but I felt so proud and happy even if I did feel a bit sick.
Rachel – Leap of Faith
I went to the activity and I didn’t think I would be able to even go up the pole but with lots of encouragement I decided to give it a go. Although I didn’t jump I managed to climb nearly the top which is further then I ever imagined I would be able to climb. It has given me a lot of confidence and next time I’m sure I would make it to the top!
Cara – Abseiling
I have always been terrified of heights and quite a few activities scared me but in particular the abseiling. At the bottom I thought I couldn’t do it as it was too high but I knew I had to give it a go. The instructors reassured me it was safe and set me the challenge of at least climbing the stairs to the top. When I got to the top I got strapped in and the instructors said I would be safe as the rope could hold two elephants. It took me a while to get going but when I did I enjoyed it and felt like I was flying. I am so proud of myself and I know my mum and dad will be too! This has given me more confidence and I would definitely do it again!
Joseph – Zip Wire
Before I came I was petrified of heights and I had also damaged my ligaments in my leg so just coming to Kingswood was a challenge. I tried everything I could, although I didn’t manage to abseil (from the height)! Though I just managed to do the Zip wire, but at first I had to come down because of the height! But I was determined, I persevered and I gave it a go!
Leoni – abseiling
I have always been scared of heights so I as a bit nervous about coming to Kingswood as there are quite a few activities which involve being very high up. Abseiling I wanted to do but I was terrified. When I was at the top I was leaning over the edge. I was nervous and didn’t think I would be able to move. Everyone was cheering my name and saying “you can do it!” so I just persevered and carried on. My Legs were wobbling badly but I managed to get down to the bottom, I was overwhelmed that I had made it down ‘alive’! But this experience has definitely given me more confidence
Sophie – Leap of Faith
Before attempting the leap of faith, I felt extremely frightened, as it was very high and it seemed to wobble quite a bit when people were climbing it. I didn’t think I would get to the top, but I knew I had to give it a go. As I was climbing, I was becoming more nervous, but with encouragement from my peers it gave me the confidence to keep going. While others didn’t get to the top, I managed to not only climb all the way up but also jump. I was the first to complete it and felt really proud of myself. My motto is: “Even if you have fear, just try and if you don’t get to the top, at least you have tried and won’t be as scared the next time”
Etta – Zip Wire
Before I did it, I was terrified of heights, but I gave it my best. It was so fast it was over before it started. When I got off I was a new person. My motto is: “If at first you don’t succeed… try, try and try again!”
Self Organised Learning Environment.