Monthly Archives: April 2012

Grace’s “Six Worst Excuses in the World” (after Claire Bevan)

No. 1 The dog ate it.

No.2 It fell in the sink and got wet, so when it came out the dog ate it.

No.3 I left it on the grass and my neighbour (who is an alpaca) spat on it and the dog ate it.

No.4 I just finished it and a Minotaur as big as Mount Everest with huge black teeth ripped it up, threw it on the floor and the dog ate it.

No. 5 I left it for two minutes while I decorated my cake with pink icing as bright as the moon, then some bright green aliens came and planted a shiny silver plant, took my homework but dropped it and the dog ate it.

No.6 Here is a chocolate pizza instead.




The Creation according to Isabelle

Isabelle created a wonderful Creation Story at the end of last term. Here’s what she made:

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Berkhamsted Games Logo Competition

If you visit the Berkhamsted Games page, the eleven finalists for the logo competition have been announced.

You have until midnight on Friday 27th April to place your vote:

Here are the rules on the website about the internet vote:

Take your time to look through all of the designs and then follow the link on the gallery page to submit your vote.  To vote, simply give us the number of your favourite design, your name and the email address you are using (it is fine to use a parent’s email address if you don’t have one of your own, but you must ask their permission first).

Don’t forget to order your Olympic values wristbands by 18th April:

50 things to do before you’re 11¾

Anyone see this list produced by the National Trust that made the news today of things to do before your twelfth birthday? How many have you done? What will you do next?

Here is the list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾:

1. Climb a tree
2. Roll down a really big hill
3. Camp out in the wild
4. Build a den
5. Skim a stone
6. Run around in the rain
7. Fly a kite
8. Catch a fish with a net
9. Eat an apple straight from a tree
10. Play conkers
11. Throw some snow
12. Hunt for treasure on the beach
13. Make a mud pie
14. Dam a stream
15. Go sledging
16. Bury someone in the sand
17. Set up a snail race
18. Balance on a fallen tree
19. Swing on a rope swing
20. Make a mud slide
21. Eat blackberries growing in the wild
22. Take a look inside a tree
23. Visit an island
24. Feel like you’re flying in the wind
25. Make a grass trumpet
26. Hunt for fossils and bones
27. Watch the sun wake up
28. Climb a huge hill
29. Get behind a waterfall
30. Feed a bird from your hand
31. Hunt for bugs
32. Find some frogspawn
33. Catch a butterfly in a net
34. Track wild animals
35. Discover what’s in a pond
36. Call an owl
37. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
38. Bring up a butterfly
39. Catch a crab
40. Go on a nature walk at night
41. Plant it, grow it, eat it
42. Go wild swimming
43. Go rafting
44. Light a fire without matches
45. Find your way with a map and compass
46. Try bouldering
47. Cook on a campfire
48. Try abseiling
49. Find a geocache
50. Canoe down a river

What Mr H has been up to this Easter

As part of the RSC Open Stages Regional Showcase, your teacher will be narrating and appearing in William Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the Questors Theatre, Ealing Playhouse on Saturday 14th April.

The story tells of a King Leontes, who is consumed by jealousy and tries to destroy his family. Luckily and unknown to him, his wife is rescued and his daughter is smuggled to another country to be brought up as a shepherd’s daughter. The king realises his mistake too late to undo his actions and he is left to contemplate what he has lost for sixteen years, until one day he is reunited with his lost wife and child with the aid of a miraculous trick, when the ‘statue’ of his wife begins to move….

The play contains one of the most famous stage directions in the history of theatre when Antigonus has to “exit, pursed by a bear”.