I’m not sure where the last week has gone, but it’s certainly flown by. As always, what a wonderful week it has been at Lea Forest with so many events and activities taking place. We’ve had science workshops, trips, visitors and Year 6 have been away on their residential. I have been busy across both schools this week and also got to spend 3 days at Whitemoor Lakes with our Year 6 which was fun. A huge thanks to my amazing senior leadership team at school for holding the fort.
Year 6 Residential
Our Year 6 team have spent 2 nights and 3 days at Whitemoor Lakes where they have taken part in lots of fun activities including: high ropes, abseiling and canoeing to name a few. They also had a campfire and played lots of fun games too. Residential visits for Year 6 are all about making memories and we are sure that these memories will remain with the children for many years to come.
Silly Science Workshops & Science Week
On Thursday 10 March we commenced our celebration of British Science Week with a range of Silly Science Workshops. British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that takes place between the 11th and 20th March each year. The Silly Science workshops offered our children an exciting opportunity to experiment, investigate and explore the world around them in a playful, fun and engaging way with the support of a professional practitioner. The British Science Week activities will also continue into next week (W/C 14th March) whereby each class will be completing science themed activities across the curriculum based around a scientific text e.g. The picture book, ‘Pebble in my Pocket’ by Meredith Hooper, which explores the dynamic story of rock formation.
Commonwealth Celebrations Update
There is a very exciting summer of sporting and cultural events being planned for the Commonwealth Games, hosted in Birmingham! Mr. Haw met Perry, the official mascot of the games, this week to find out how Lea Forest can get involved, and there are loads of experiences being planned at school and spreading out across Birmingham and the Midlands, so watch this space! The first is called 'Wondrous Stories' and is on in Centenary Square next week - try and see this if you can, it looks awesome! Also, we are thrilled to announce that one of our ex-pupils - Jason - has been selected to be part of the Queen's Baton Relay. This is a wonderful achievement and we'll be cheering him on in July! Finally, good luck to Mrs Newbold and other community members who are auditioning to be volunteers for the games - let us know if this is you! Get updates straight away by following #B2022
Have a great weekend!