Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Year six rise to all sorts of challenges!

This week has been both an exciting, fun filled yet challenging week  for Year 6, as the children experienced a wide range of personal challenges-whether it be managing to reach the end of a long, dark tunnel blind folded, or to scale the dizzy heights of  a 13metre climbing wall to performing poetry to an audience of over hundred people! 
The long awaited activity day dawned warm and dry and year 6 set off to enjoy  Runway's End outdoor adventure centre. The centre, opened  back in November 2011, has a fantastic facilities for activities such as caving, bouldering, abseiling, archery and a low/high ropes
 course. All the children had a fantastic time and were a real credit to themselves and the school.

After all physical challenges of Runway's End, some of year 6 pupils undertook a different type of produce, edit and perform their poetry to an audience of  approximately 100 children and adults. Having worked for just a short time with professional poet , Michael Parker, Newport pupils performed their works at a poetry slam held at Samuel Cody School. Their amazingly imaginative and confident performances were highly praised by a panel of poetry experts from First Partnership. The teamwork seen in some of the physical challenges earlier in the week was much in evidence in the group performances.Well done to everyone involved. The videos give just a flavour of some of the performances.  


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