The Minnie Vinnies in Year 5 have taken on a special role during Lent this year - preparing and guiding the rest of the school through a series of Lenten prayer stations, Our pilgrimage this year took us all around school, contemplating the life of Oscar Romero and the themes of Lent in a still and prayerful way. Year 5 were mature and reverent in the way they helped our school to become an even more prayerful place.
As part of our Lenten journey, Years 5 and 6 worked together this afternoon in our sponsored activity - a water carry! With a full container of water at one end of the yard and an empty one at the other, the members of each team were given a plastic cup and tasked with transferring the water from one end to the other in a relay style. Despite our best efforts, we still found it tricky not to spill any precious water, which only increased our admiration for those in our world who have to travel and transport their water for miles every day. A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and to Year 5 and 6 for their efforts!
Today Year 5 visited the Centre for Life for a workshop named 'Destination Space' as part of our Earth and Space topic in Science. After a brief message from Tim Peake, we were tasked with working with tools wearing a space glove, operating a robotic arm and even investigating hyper-absorbent materials (in other words - SPACE NAPPIES!) After the workshop, we were free to explore the exhibitions - LEGO landmarks, The Brain Zone, a science show and a trip to the planetarium. Thank you to the Centre for Life for an amazing day!
Today marked World Book Day and Year 5 impressed with their efforts in the costume department! From Pippi Longstocking to Gandalf, Clark Kent to Stig of the Dump, The Highwayman (Mr Colling!) to the Little Pigs and even Humpty Dumpty, Year 5 showed their passion for reading a range of different genres and that they love to dress up too!