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At the beginning of March pupils from years 7, 8, 9 and 10 enjoyed a visit from “Birdman.” Alan Ames, aka “Birdman,” brought with him a Harris’s hawk, a Barbary falcon, a Bald eagle and a Barn owl. For most of the pupils, that was the first time they had seen such wonderful creatures up close. Some of them were even lucky enough to hold them at the end of the session.
During the show pupils learnt about the evolution of birds and their adaptations as perfect predators. Alan talked about natural sustainability and the impact of human activity on the environment. The most exciting part, however, was seeing the birds flying just above our heads!
Maxability was kind enough to fund a 5 week ceramics project for 8 of our SEND and EAL pupils. The sessions took place in their studio on the Grahame Park Estate. We had a wonderful teacher named Jo who ran the sessions. At the end of the project our pupils created ceramic masterpieces. It was a great opportunity for them to demonstrate their incredible artistic skills.
Last week we celebrated World Book Day with a variety of fun-filled activities, including a visit from best-selling author, Jo Cotterill. With Year 7 and 8 Jo spoke about her love for writing from a young age and how she became an author. She even got the pupils to build a story together. With Year 9 and 10 Jo spoke about the power of imagination and the importance of representation. Jo also ran a creative writing workshop in the library with a small group of pupils and was interviewed by the Newspaper Club.
In the same week pupils played The Masked Reader, trying to identify members of staff from their favourite books. We also had four pupils – David LO (Y7), Maali V (Y8), David A (Y8), and Najma J (Y9) – take part in the National Reading Champions Quiz. The team performed brilliantly and finished in first place! They each won £20 book tokens and have qualified for the grand final in June.
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