Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Fun at Fairthorne

The group are having lots of fun and learning lots of interesting things. I am told that there was also lots of sleep on the first night!

The team have done kayaking, camouflage training in the woods and zip wire.

This morning they enjoyed Sausages, beans and hash browns!

Lots of positive comments from pupils. Oliver from Tiverton said "I am having fun. I love camping. I am doing really well" :-)

Friday, 19 May 2017

Cooking our own produce

In Colchester Class we grew our broad beans in the poly-tunnel, watered and nurtured them.

We harvested them, and, as a class, decided what we would make out of them.

After a very lengthy discussion of 'oos' and 'yacks', it was decided that a Courgette and Broad Bean Rice Salad with lemon and lime vinaigrette dressing was the choice.

Some of us had not tasted broad beans before, but, after some persuasion, thought, 'Yes, they are OK!', and would eat them again. :)

Donnington Golf

Donnington Class enjoyed a golf lesson at Donnington Grove with their golf pro Tom Fleming. Donnington Class were taught the basics of golf including how to drive on the driving range and how to putt on the putting green. It was the first time everyone in the class had experienced ‘proper golf’ and they all had a fantastic time.

Donnington Grove are going to be offering a 6 week course of golf coaching with Tom starting on 3rd June for £25. If you are interested in attending or would like to find out more you can contact Alan Leason at alan.leason@btopenworld.com

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Growing2Gether Open Day

Growing2Gether are part of the Newbury Community Resource Centre. Growing2Gether is a project designed to give people from all walks of life the chance to learn about and help to grow a range of fruit and vegetables. On Saturday they have an open day and everyone is most welcome to come along. Please see the flyer below:

Variety Club support available

The Variety Club are a national charity who support children and young people who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged. They can support in many ways, including with buying bespoke wheelchairs, sensory, specialist and recreational equipment for use in the family home. Please read the leaflet below to find out more:

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Skipton's Lush day out

Skipton Class had a wonderful trip to Lush this week. They had great fun learning how to make soaps. They were all excellent and concentrated really hard - as you can see from the pictures. Great work guys :-)

Tintagel's Wonderful Pottery

Over the few months Tintagel Class have been designing and creating their own pottery items. We have made a selection of mugs, bowls and decorative items. We used a range of techniques to create the basic shapes. We then added decoration by drawing into the damp clay. After the items were glazed we painted them. When the items have been glazed and fired we will be able to share the finished results. We have enjoyed this unit of work and have worked hard to create some fab shapes and designs.