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A fantastic afternoon was had by the pupils and local professionals as Year 6 enjoyed their Careers Fair - an event staged as part of their PSHE unit, World at Work. Earlier in the year, as part of Literacy, every child chose a job that they were interested in and wrote a letter to someone within that field of expertise. There was no limit set and correspondence was sent far and wide, to people from all walks of life.
One of the first to respond was well known author, Ali Sparkes, who had been invited by Brad. She was thrilled to be able to meet the pupils and even found time to answer some more in depth questions from a select group of year 6 and the entire year 4 group.
Amongst our special visitors today we had people working within electronics, Police and Oceanographers who study not only marine life but also the global climate. In fact, pupils learnt that through his work, Dr Simon Boxall, of Southampton University, gets to tour the world and visit places such as the Arctic, Australia and the Caribbean - and he gets paid to do it!
|Saturday brought sunshine and with it huge steps in the development of the school garden. Thanks to another committed group of parent and staff (and their children) helpers, we have transformed what was a tired, disused and misused area of land into the beginnings of a wonderful outdoor learning area and habitat for local wildlife.
Having levelled out the land, six large holes were dug and six huge (and very heavy) logs were cemented into the ground forming the main structure of what will be a fantastic sheltered space. Lining was put down and the bark chippings produced from the summer time tree felling were raked across the area to provide a 'natural carpet'.
Local landscape gardener, Dan Scott, will be in later this week to continue with the work, putting in a natural fence and adding a roof to the shelter.
Once again, we shall be asking for more help in two weekends time as the project continues to grow. Thank you, thank you to everyone who gave up time to make a huge difference.
Calmore's Football Team
The boys continued their impressive early form into the under 11s six a side tournament held at Wide Lane today.
Year 2 Open Evening All Welcome
Its official! We have successfully achieved a new Guinness World Record for the longest chain to pass through a hula hoop! Although we believe we had succeeded way back in July, it could not be officially celebrated until Guinness World Records had viewed all the paperwork, photos and video of the event.
However, over the summer I received an email informing us that we had done it and that the new world record stands at 364 participants and belongs to Calmore Junior and Infant Schools. We have now received our official Guinness World Records certificate and it is framed and now proudly on display in the entrance to school for everyone to see.
Once again, thank you to everyone who took part and helped make it possible. The money raised from sponsorship has already gone towards the grounds development project on the school field.
Only one question remains...what record shall we break this year?!
Life in Space
Year 6 launched into their Life in Space topic with a virtual tour of outerspace thanks to The Explorer Dome. The group based in Bristol were early to arrive at school this morning and quickly inflated their thirty foot planetarium in the school hall. The giant 'bubble' created the perfect environment for the pupils of Oak and Peach class to experience the planets and stars of our universe in a truly unique and exciting way. Once inside, the children were treated to a series of images projected above and around their heads-from the burning surface of the sun to the dwarf planet of Pluto, the children were fixated at every image. It really was a fantastic experience and one that all the children thoroughly enjoyed. Year 6 really has begun with a bang!