We have been delighted to encourage groups of children in our primary schools to become Wellbeing Ambassadors for their school, a scheme that we will be developing for the rest of this term and into next year. Last week children took part in some workshops, delivered by actor and facilitator Jonathan Brenner, developing mindfulness techniques to share with peers in their schools. Feedback from the workshops was really positive and we are delighted that children can use their training in school. Next half term we shall be doing more work with the ambassador groups and bring them together for some virtual sessions as part of our Shared Smiles project. More details to come! Thank you to everyone who made the Mindfulness Heroes workshops happen, in person, in school.
In November, we made the most of digital opportunities to invite Science Magician Dr Matt Pritchard to make a Science Show for us, and host a live streamed Question and Answer session for 9 year 3 classes across the cluster. This project was part of our Ogden Trust Schools Partnership programme supporting Physics teaching and learning across our schools. The 40 minute show Dr Pritchard produced was packed full of curiosity – optical illusions, exploring the sometimes extraordinary way forces work on objects and asking the questions – what is happening? and the next steps – What if? The children had many questions for Dr Pritchard when he joined them live on the their whiteboard screens after the show and were able to see some of the investigations again, with an explanation on what was happening….. whilst one or two he kept for them to keep wondering about! We are delighted to be able to continue working with Dr Pritchard as he designs and tests more resources that he is developing for Ogden Trust over the coming months.
.We are delighted to have built up a brilliant partnership with Fulham Football Foundation, Girls United Football Association, Black Prince Trust and Powerleague over the last year. Sadly plans to organise our girls football league and other fixtures have had to be put on the back burner for a while, but children have been keeping active! Several schools have been taking part in the weekly challenges set by our partners, designed for all ages of primary children to complete and develop their skills over the weeks. Filmed challenges are sent weekly, then staff in schools promote to the children and off they go!