The year 6 children had an amazing time at Arthog this year. They completed some team building activities, a trip to the beach, canoeing, gorge walking, rock climbing and scrambling. The instructors were particularly impressed with how well organised the children were. The children were an absolute credit to Bryn Offa! I am sure they will be exemplary role models to the younger children here.
Congratulations to all of the Year 5 Children who have completed their John Muir award. For details of the activities which they have been undertaking, please see the write up below.
JOHN MUIR 2021-22
John Muir facts
Born =April 21 1838
Died=December 24 1914
Died at age=76
He was the father of the National Parks and one of the people that started conservation.
The John Muir award encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. The trust John Muir award is an environment award scheme that focuses on wild places.
We lay on the grass and listened to the birds and the cars going by. It was lovely to look after our world and when you do it you feel really good to know you did that. we heard black birds, peregrine falcons swoop past us.
After that we went up to the rock and wrote a poem about the wildlife around us. it was an amazing thing to see everyone really interested to hold mother nature and its areas around us .
It is important to look after our planet because we are inheriting it by not throwing our rubbish away . you might think chopping down trees is bad for our planet but really if you chop down 4 to 5 it is not that bad because the wild flowers can grow in the places the trees were and that’s what we did in john muir .
We walked to the heritage area and explored it. We used trundle wheels to measure everything and then made maps of the area.
Today people went to get a fire started and in pairs we cut down trees branches and put them in the fire. People helped Gareth put stuff on the hot fire and we got to see peregrine falcons mating to get a new family. Then we went back to the forest school area to rest and have some lunch and have a play round the area. Then we went back to meat Gareth and look to see if there was any more peregrine falcons and keep cutting and burning. Then Gareth went around with this blue chemical and dab the stumps so the trees and twigs don’t grow back.
We did it so that the flowers like orchids and many over lovely flowers can grow and it will look better without loads of trees. It is also important because butterflies can feed on the flowers and many people can travel and see the rare orchard’s what grow there. It is also important so the sun light can help the flowers grow.
On Saturday 25th June, Creation Club and Rota Kids attended Pant Village Hall’s 100th Birthday Celebrations. We decorated the hall, sang songs and wrote poems about our lovely village. The children were amazing and put a smile on the face of all who attended. Well done, Bryn Offa!
On Friday 10th June, Bryn Offa’s athletes performed superbly at the annual Queensway athletics competition. There were so many outstanding performances and all of the pupils did Bryn Offa proud. For lots of children, this was their first time representing the school at a sporting event.
Special mention to Rylan Beckett and Amber Wilcox who were awarded the Davis Evans shield. This award is to recognise outstanding athletic performances throughout the school year. A wonderful achievement. Well done to both.
Next week (from Monday 13th June), Enterprise Week will be back at break and lunch times for the first time in three years! Class 5 children have already been hard at work preparing their stalls for break and lunch times.
Please can children bring a maximum of £5 in change (£1 per day) to purchase items and take part in activities led by Class 5. The items and activities will range from 10p to 50p. All of the profits, which the Class 5 children earn, will be used towards their Leavers Trip.
Miss Hyde (Class 5 teacher)
After some very tough decision making, the winners of this years World Book Day competition have been announced in today’s Star of the Week Assembly:
Class1 – Hannah Ahlberg
Class2 – Olivia Hamer
Class 3 – Mia Oliver
Class 4 – Joe Ungers
Class 5 – Elsie Harper
The winners have been awarded a certificate and will receive a book of their choice and all children who entered the competition have received a certificate and a pencil. Well done Bryn Offa 🙂
Thank you so much to all of the children who entered our ‘Extreme Reading Competition.’ We have been overwhelmed with the number of entries and the amazing places you have been caught reading. The photo’s have been shared in today’s assembly and winners will be picked by teachers ready to announce in tomorrow’s Star of the Week Assembly. A huge well done to all of the children for the fantastic costumes worn for ‘World Book Day.’ You all looked absolutely brilliant. Take a look at the powerpoint to see all classes entries 🙂
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed so generously to ‘Operation Christmas Child.’ We have been absolutely overwhelmed with the gifts donated and even had to order more boxes! The gifts were dropped off at Morrisons in Welshpool on Friday and we just know they are going to make less fortunate children around the world very happy on Christmas morning. Thank you Bryn Offa 🙂