Year 8 pupils arrived on their new planet today! They had watched the moon landings to give them some inspiration to come up with their own iconic sentence and they designed their own flag.
Year 8 pupils took part in the Restart a Heart workshop. They learnt how to do CPR and to get help for someone who has had a cardiac arrest. They were all fab and are now equipped to save a life!
Year 8 pupils were given a challenge to see if they could keep an egg intact when dropping it from above the whiteboard. They worked in teams and were only given cellotape, string, a hair grip and some kitchen roll. Pupils were given points for their teamwork.
Pupils in year 8 were given the news that they had 15 minutes to build a spaceship ready to blast off into space. Pupils showed great team work by working together. A reporter from Springwell Sky interviewed the pupils just before blast off asking them how they felt on this momentous occasion.
Our Opening Minds topic this half term is tackling racism. We discussed what racism is, we looked at examples of racism and we discussed where racist words come from and why they are wrong.
In PSHE year 8 pupils are doing some work around friendships and bullying. We read a scenario about a bullying incident and decided to hold a trial to see who was guilty and not guilty.
Today year eight pupils put items in their time capsules, to leave behind their leagacy on planet Earth. Pupils had made collages to show what is important to them and what it’s like to be a child in 2017. They also created collages to represent Barnsley and Great Britain in 2017. We buried our time capsule outside.
Today our committee the ‘Space Racers’ met to share their reports on the planets they’d researched. After each person had read their reports the committee voted to decide which planet we’re going to live on. The committee decided we’re going to live on Mars.
Today pupils went on a treasure hunt. They had to solve and find clues that led them to the treasure. The treasure was a time capsule from WW2. Pupils discussed why people bury time capsules. They decided they wanted to bury their own time capsule to leave behind a legacy on planet Earth when they have to go and live in space.