We had a visit from those wacky orange coated people from W5 today who seem to have added another W to their rather repetitive portfolio of initials. There was a lot of interesting activity and information about water and our Key Stage 2 pupils had a really enjoyable and educational day. P7 have been left with a bit of project work to prepare before a visit down to W5 headquarters at the Odyssey complex.
Well done to all of our P7 athletes who attended the South Belfast heat of the cross country competition for primary schools today. It was an absolutely perfect day for it and while we didn't bring home any medals this time it was a great experience for us all. Not to be defeated by mere technicalities one of our creative pupils decided to take matters into her own hands and duly made a few medals for all involved at home which were presented to all on Wednesday morning. Ms Mahon was still wearing hers at half past four this afternoon!
The right to feel safe, have an education and have our own identity doesn't seem too much to ask and yet not every child everywhere in the world gets all of these things! Mrs Kerr's class were leading assembly on Wednesday and they were able to tell us very clearly what they think we all deserve and the basic rights we should enjoy.
P4 and P5 had a very interesting morning with the people from 'Party Animals' who brought a selection of creatures that are exotic to us but are common found in other parts of the world. With rainforests as their topic at the moment the P4 and P5 pupils have been learning all about the habitat that the Amazonian rainforest has and it was great to see some of these animals up close and personal.
Pupils in some classes have, over the last couple of weeks, occasionally had that strange sensation where it seems something flashes past your window, just on the edge of your vision. Bedraggled, muddy creatures have also been spotted thrashing through the trees in the Key Stage 1 playground and rumours have abounded about what exactly is going on.