Today, Y3 and Y4 had great fun playing Tag Rugby against other local schools in the Dallam tournament. There was a biting wind but we were wrapped up warm, kept active and up beat to keep the chills away. It is tricky to play this game as one of the main rules is the opposite to all other team ball games – you have to run forward but pass the ball backwards! We played in two teams and played 4 matches and each time we got better at the tactics and mechanics of the game. Thank you to parents for accompanying and transporting us, to Mrs Craggs for preparing us and to Miss Garnet and her willing Dallam pupils for organising and refereeing the games.
On Friday we invited friends, family members and the community to join us for our special service of Remembrance. Each class contributed to part of the service. Scafell performed dramatic freeze-frames based on the book ‘War Game’ by Michael Foreman; Bowfell retold their version of the story ‘The little Hen and the Great War’; and Skiddaw led us in prayer and read out the names of all the service men killed in action at or since the First World War.
Our service also involved every child placing their own poppy onto the central display piece on view in our school hall.
Scafell Class enjoyed a rare opportunity to interview two Levens residents about their experiences of World War Two.
Our first visitor was a pilot for The Flying Horse Squadron 267. Hew flew a Dakota delivering provisions as far as Singapore and Burma. He also brought the wounded and the dead back to safety. He showed us his Pilot’s log book as well as a photograph of himself in his uniform standing on the wing of his plane. Alan was at the young age of 17 when he joined the airforce. Luckily he was not hurt in the war but remembers lost friends fondly.
Our second visitor was only 2 when the war started but clearly remembers having to leave his home as a family from Salford needed their house as theirs had been bombed in the Salford bombings. He told of seeing and sharing his first banana with 8 family members, he told us all about rationing. He shared how his father had left to go to war when he was only two and didn’t return until he was seven.
The pupils of Scafell valued this very special opportunity to talk to two local people about their very different experiences of war as part of our themed week related to Remembrance.
Huge congratulations to our amazing team of High Five Netball players who secured 3rd place in a tournament at Dallam School involving around 10 other teams from neighbouring schools. With total commitment, determination, team cooperation and nerves of steel, our bronze award is an amazing achievement.
We played a total of 5 games, with players swapping in and out of positions between matches.
Game 1: 1-1
Game 2: 0-0
Game 3: 0-3
Game 4: 8-0
Game 5: 1-0
They were also incredibly brilliant ambassadors of our school! Superstars!
Bowfell class have been very excited to meet their new class member this week; Zoomer the Syrian hamster. They have been reading him stories, listening carefully to the rules regarding looking after him, painting pictures and watching him run around in his ball.