Pupils spent a day in the grounds at Killerton House writing using their senses. They worked in the woods to develop some wonderful writing inspired by nature and the outdoor environment. During the day pupils played writing games using the fantastic surrounding trees as a stimulus. Pupils shared their writing and stories sitting around a camp fire sipping hot chocolate!
Pupils enjoyed a very special creative arts two day event at Killerton House and forest looking at Landscapes. The children were involved in sketching from the natural environment and developing these drawings into canvas. They made their own picture frames from natural wood collected in the forest and used them to display their still life creations from the landscape. During the two day course the children participated in orienteering around the house and garden as well as engaging with drama and English activities within the special woodland houses.
This was an exciting two day course run in collaboration with Coastal Recycling, who kindly allowed the children to visit their site in full operation. The pupils were amazed by all the different methods of recycling and how many different machines and mechanisms were in place to ensure that no waste ever went to land-fill. During the course of the two days, pupils used their team skills to make bridges and shelters from waste items, and engaged in some serious calculation skills to look at the money involved in recycling and how it is used in a range of different countries. Children had to think critically, reason and make decisions whilst working as effective team members.
Behind the Scenes at Exeter Chiefs
A fabulous two day course at the Exeter Chiefs learning how to be a sports journalist. Pupils attended a day learning the skills of sports reporting from the Head of Media at the club which they put into action watching a live match on which they had to write a report. The children and parents thoroughly enjoyed the live atmosphere at Sandy Park and meeting some of the first team platers during press conferences and media shoots during the two days they spent at the club.