Category Archives: Citizenship

Fun Run

Well done to everyone who completed the 6km Fun Run this afternoon. We hope to raise lots of money for Comic Relief. Here’s a picture of Amelia’s flamingos Larry and Barry recuperating in Mounts after the race:

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Mask-making Activity in Mounts

Last week as part of our international day based around Sierra Leone, the children took part in a mask-making activity. Here are some of the completed masks that Mounts made:

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And the prizes go to:

Care: Fin M and Amelia

Creativity: Cameron and Skye

Colour: Luke and Jessica

Your next challenge is that you will have to find a way to share your prize with your fellow prize-winner!

Sierra Leone Day

Hopefully today has given everyone lots to think about, particularly similarities and differences between life in Berkhamsted and life in a town like Makeni in Sierra Leone.

Remember how for us the Paper Bag Game is just a ‘game’, but for some people they have to  take on repetitive, low-paid jobs just to survive. Nobody in Bridgewater said they had to walk some distance to the nearest tap.

Here are some bags Amelia made at lunchtime, using the techniques we learnt in the Paper Bag game. She can fit a bag inside a bag, inside another bag, inside a bag, etc.  Mr Heritage has some dolls from Ukraine just like that!

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Cake and Booksale

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Well done to everyone involved in today’s cake and book sale. A grand total of £85.60 was raised for charity. Thanks to Georgia, Phoebe and Penny for coming up with the original idea – the books turned out to be a very successful idea.

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: http://berkhamstedgames2012.co.uk/?page_id=130

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: http://berkhamstedgames2012.co.uk/?page_id=743

Olivia Wins an Excellence Prize

A huge well done to Olivia, who was awarded with a special prize for Excellence for her Plasticine sculpture which she entered into the ‘Get Set’ Art Competition earlier this term. Here’s a reminder of her work, which was inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic values:

Berkhamsted Games 2012

There’s exciting developments going on in the town in preparation for the Berkhamsted Games on Thursday 5th July 2012.

Berkhamsted Games 2012, will be held at Bridgewater Middle School on Thursday 5 July 2012, just three days before the London 2012 official torch relay passes through our region.  Its focus will be all the sporting events in the middle of the programme, but the Opening and Closing ceremonies will be showcase for the Get Set work that our children have covered in school to learn about Olympic and Paralympic nations and values.

Starting on 4th July, Head Teachers and children will take part in a torch relay covering all 10 schools participating in the event.  The torch will set off from Potten End First School and will travel through each school, passing from Head Teacher to Head Teacher, before ending at the host venue, Bridgewater Middle School on 5 July.

Learn more about the Berkhamsted Games on the official website:

http://berkhamstedgames2012.co.uk/

There’s a competition to design a logo for the games that will appear on all the promotional materials and even the competitors’ t shirts. Entries must be in by Friday March 30th (last day of term).

Make sure you read the rules before entering the competition (there’s lots of things you are not allowed to use): http://berkhamstedgames2012.co.uk/?page_id=233

In Year 5 at Bridgewater  we will be representing the African nation of Senegal, where a boy called Hamadou lives. We raise money each year to help pay for his schooling, so he can share in some of the opportunities that we all have through our education. What do you already know about Senegal? What can you find out?

What do people think about the Berkhamsted Games? Do leave a comment.