School Council Visit London

School Council Visit London

It seems like a such a long time ago but in September the school council visited the Houses of Parliament in London.

It was an early start. We took an early train from Manchester Piccadilly train station to London Euston. Luckily, a kind man at the train station gave us lots of cereal bars to keep us from getting hungry on the journey.

When we got to London, we quickly took a tube to Hyde park where we ate our lunch.

After that, we marched to Buckingham Palace on route to the Houses of Parliament. It was boiling!

When we arrived at the Houses of Parliament, we met our MP,Kate Green, and asked her lots of interesting questions about what it was like to be an MP. We had a tour of the Houses off Parliament and got to watch the Commons and Lords debate different issues.

After a jam packed day, we headed back to the train station via Mcdonalds!

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York Day 2!

York Day 2!

What a day!

After a delicious breakfast we swiftly marched to York Minster where we learnt all about the history of this beautiful building. We saw an interesting exhibition showing how underneath the Minster are lots of Roman remains and we learnt how the building has evolved throughout the centuries.

Next, we set off to York Castle Museum. There was a fantastic Victorian street, it was like stepping back in time. We experienced what it would be like to go to school in Victorian times. We also explored the old dungeons and saw what horrible conditions the prisoners survived in.

Straight after this, we went on a York river cruise. A local expert pointed out interesting sights along the Riiver. We were able to see how people protect themselves against the floods.

As a treat we enjoyed some delicious homemade ice-cream in the park.

After quickly catching our breath, we were off again! Next we went for a brisk walk along the old Roman wall.

We finished the day with a scary ghost walk through the City. Let’s hope we all sleep well tonight.

We are looking forward to Flamingo Land tomorrow!

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The Queen’s 90th Birthday

The Queen’s 90th Birthday

On Thursday 19th May the whole school celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday. Each year group dressed up from a different decade of the Queen’s life. There was Punch and Judy, Maypole dancing and a giant street party with the whole school in the yard.

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Robinwood day 2

Robinwood day 2

Up early for breakfast and then on to a full day of activities.  We have experienced:

  • The Giant Swing
  • Zip lining
  • The Piranha Pool
  • Archery
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Raft building
  • The Dungeon of Doom

Each activity has challenged us in different ways. The focus today was on team building skills such as communication and cooperation. All the children were fantastic.

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First Day at Robinwood!

First Day at Robinwood!

After a short coach journey, Year 5 arrived in Todmorden car park ready to go. We followed the canal, crossed over the train track and climbed a hill (or maybe a mountain), before arriving at Dobroyd Castle.  We found our rooms, had a quick lunch and set off for our first activities…

Mr Trier’s group:

We completed the nightline (a blindfolded obstacle course), learned to kayak on a lake, built and tested rafts, and even went caving!  We had a fantastic time and can’t wait for tomorrow!

Mrs Schofield’s and Mr Donaghy’s groups.

First, we encountered the giant swing and had lots of fun watching each other’s faces as we flew through the air. Next, we entered the piranha pool where we had to navigate our way across dangerous waters – team skills were needed as we all completed the challenge. Our third activity was the knights quest which was full of problems and puzzles. To finish our activities we became Robin Hood or Maid Marion, testing our skills as archers.

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Tea Party at the Town Hall!

Tea Party at the Town Hall!

As the nation prepared to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday, Trafford Council  invited residents, groups, businesses and local schools to join in the “Let’s Tidy Trafford Together” initiative as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s “Clean for the Queen” campaign.

At Gorse Hill Primary, we entered a, ‘Litter Monster Challenge’. Children in class 9, made a litter monster from recyclable rubbish. Last night, Mrs Rodda, Ellie Hewitt, Vicky Rakhtopol and Madison Farrell attended a tea party at Trafford Town Hall, where the winners were announced and a special beacon was lit to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Although we didn’t win, the pupils had a fantastic time at this event. Here are some photos from the evening.

Let’s Talk Primary

Let’s Talk Primary

Last month, Mrs Rodda took some members of the school council to take part, ‘Let’s Talk Primary’.

This fantastic event is organised by Trafford Youth Council. It was a great opportunity to meet pupils from other schools in our area and discuss issues that affect young people today.

We discussed what we liked most about our local area and what we would like to improve. We finished the event by creating an invention to improve our local area and presented it in Dragon’s Den! One common theme that pupils from all schools were fed up with is dog poo in the local area!

Our genius school council, designed a ‘Poop Buster’ which not only cleaned up mess but recycled it into water for the plants! They might be future entrepreneurs!

Here are some photos from the event:

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The Poop Buster design

The Poop Buster design

Presenting to the Dragons

Presenting to the Dragons