This week, our KS2 children took part in a STEM workshop where they were tasked with designing an automatic car. The brief involved creating a self driving car that could seat at least 2 passengers, include space for luggage, have wheels that freely rotate and be accessible for all. The children worked in teams and showed great enthusiasm and cooperation as they planned and applied their ideas to their designs.
We have had an overwhelming response to our Reverse Advent Calendar. To date, in two weeks of running the project, we have received 447 food item donations for the Evesham Food Bank. We would like to thank all those from the school family and wider community that have contributed.
This term our focus has been on the beautiful book, The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris. Inspired by their work, we have created a sequel which includes the Flora and Fauna that we see around us. You will be able to see a sample of the work produced and the new song which was especially written to incorporate the words that we have focused on.
In March the whole school worked together discovering the danger that the use of plastic is having on the environment. As a result, the children started a campaign to encourage other schools to change their supply of school milk in plastic poly bottles to pint glass bottles, thus reducing the amount of plastic going to landfill. They sent persuasive letters to other schools and wrote to Harriett Baldwin about their concerns. The result has been that a number of schools have changed their practice.
There has been an increase in demand for people visiting food banks. They offer short term solution for homeless people, those that may have had their benefits stopped or reduced, or those generally falling on hard times. Each parcel is designed to last approx. 7 days.
During half term, I had the pleasure of visiting the Evesham Food Bank
Monday 3rd December – UHT Milk
Tuesday 4th December – Tinned Soup
Wednesday 5th December – Breakfast Cereal
Thursday 6th December – Jar of jam or marmalade
Friday 7th December – Tea bags or coffee
Monday 10th December – Tinned Pudding
Tuesday 11th December – Tinned Spaghetti
Wednesday 12th December – Rice
Thursday 13th December – Tinned tomatoes
Friday 14th December – Pasta Sauce
Monday 17th December – Sugar
Tuesday 18th December – Tinned Fruit
Wednesday 19th December – Tinned custard
Thursday 20th December – Instant Mash
Friday 21st December – Tinned meat/fish
Items will be collected in school and delivered to the Foodbank.