Today, the pupils were very fortunate to meet an author (Grant Koper). Grant shared his book ‘The Day Granny’s Knickers Blew Away’ and answered the children’s questions- some were in relation to what inspired him to write and who his own favourite authors were as a child (including Roald Dahl). It was a fantastic opportunity which most certainly got the children laughing and has inspired them to follow their own aspirations!
Tanzania class had a very exciting trip to Petite Street! The children all had a fantastic time exploring the different occupational rooms and immersed themselves in all the different roles. Some children were firefighters, police officers, chefs and doctors! The children were exceptionally behaved throughout the whole morning and were praised by the staff at Petite Street for good tidying. What a great end to the term!
The children from Cuba and Tanzania had a brilliant Friday afternoon with the Donington fire service team. We discussed how to keep safe in a fire, looked around the fire engine and finally we burnt down our Tudor houses. We watched how quickly they caught fire and spread down the line just like The Great Fire of London. The children loved it!
Finland Class had an insightful trip to the We’ll Meet Again museum on Monday! Led by ‘Sarge and ‘Mrs Sarge’’, the children experienced what it would’ve been like to live during the war with strict rations. We had an immersive experience of what an air raid would’ve sounded/looked like during The Blitz which made the children empathise with the people who lived through it. Alongside many other activities, we had the opportunity to see and interact with various memorabilia from WW2 for ourselves.
The children were a credit to the academy- it was an informative and enjoyable day had by all.