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.
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.
On Wednesday, it was Year 3’s learning assembly, ‘What makes the Earth angry?’ It was fantastic! The juniors and parents learnt so much.
Macy Gibson was fantastic as, ‘Mother Earth’. In case you didn’t get a chance to see her spectacular performance, we managed to get Mother Earth to perform once again.
I hope you enjoy it!
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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:
The Poop Buster design
Presenting to the Dragons
At the beginning of March, Mrs Rodda and Miss James had the pleasure of taking Gorse Hill Singing Club to be part of Young Voices 2016. This was a fantastic experience! We performed with over 6000 children at the Manchester Evening News Arena. Here are some photos of the night.
We were so proud of the children!
Young Voices from Nicola Nelson on Vimeo.
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