Lots of children from Sparrowhawks were part of a group who visited the Birmingham Indoor Arena last weekend to watch the British Indoor Athletics. We all had a superb time watching the incredible athletes, testing our own speed and printed our own race bibs! The children even got to meet and have a picture with Katrina Johnson-Thompson, the world Indoor pentathlon champion!
On Friday Sparrowhawks didn’t go home at 3:15pm instead they stayed the night at school. As well as cooking their own tea (spaghetti bolognese), they played games in the hall and set up their beds for the night in the classrooms. In the evening they went for a night walk up on the common and played games in the dark! After finishing their film and some much needed hot chocolate they made their way to bed for sleep.
All the children had a fantastic time and it was great to see so many of them step out of their comfort zone and try new things.
What a great day we had at Forest Green today! The weather may have been cold but we had a great welcome at Forest Green Football Club where we were treated to an action packed day. The events we were involved in ranged from nutrition and healthy eating (linking with some of the Science we are going to be involved in this year), an eco walk where we learnt how rain water was harvested and used to water the grounds, we met the amazing lawn mower which uses GPS to help it cut the grass and if it has problems can text the groundsman! We also saw how the Club creates its own electricity and how it provides electricity chargers (not petrol pumps) to fuel cars. It was really interesting and we enjoyed finding out what the ‘Greenest Football Club in the World’ was doing.
The day ended with a lesson on football skills, making windmills (linked to wind energy) and a question and answer session with one of Forest Green’s players, Isaiah Osbourne who plays centre mid field.
Thank you Forest Green for a great day, we would also like to thank Vinny, who was our tour guide for the day, for his support and help. We would love to visit Forest Green again soon.
We had an amazing day on Tuesday. We got to have a go at pond dipping and caught some different creatures! We watched the otters being fed, fed some swans and had the chance to hold a common toad. The children also got soaked in Welly Boot Land at lunch time! As you can see from the pictures everyone had a FANTASTIC day. Thank you Sparrowhawks for being so well behaved.