This morning some of our Sports Leaders took part in Change 4 Life training with the School Games Organiser , Oliver Carswell. It was a very interesting session where the children learnt how to organise activities and run clubs to teach about healthy life-styles and encourage young people to be more active. The Sports Leaders are all really excited to get started so watch out for our Change 4 Life activities at lunchtimes. Ask Mrs Dearden or Mrs Parker for more information.
A big thank you to Oliver for coming in and running such a fun and informative session.
Many thanks to Mr Heffernan who kindly stepped in once again and shared his expertise with SJB pupils. Under his guidance, Emma and Rebecca ran a splendidly successful chess and draughts club for our younger children who, as you can see, greatly enjoyed the experience. Grand masters in the making.
For the past four weeks the Busy Bee group have been going out and about exploring new experiences.
This week we had the exciting opportunity to visit the Mercedes Benz showroom and garage! When we arrived we found we had a grand entrance with velvet ropes and our own personal welcome sign!
We were shown around and go to look and sit in lots of the cars which was a real treat. The engine of one of the cars was very loud which made us jump! Our favourite was the convertible car- we were amazed when we got to see it change the roof. We loved discussing which car we would get in the future.
The showroom is situated in the old railway building and we got to see the old railway line outside. We imagined what sort of trains used this line.
Whilst we were outside we got to have a look in the workshop where they fix a lot of the cars. We got to see a car go up on the lift- it looked like it was flying!
It was a fantastic trip out and we would like to say a massive SJB ‘THANK YOU!’ to Mr Frost and the Mercedes team (including Lewis Hamilton!) for being so welcoming and showing us around.
Year 3 have been busy making Roman shields. After some initial confusion, they were able to march in formation and looked very smart indeed. Thank you Miss Booth and the classroom helpers for braving the red paint!
11 pupils from Year 5 and 6 went to UVHS on Wednesday to take part in a rugby competition with 9 other teams. The children played in 7 matches and won 6 of them. They combined skill with speed and looked like a professional side at times. One of the players did not know she was playing until about 5 minutes before we left and became an integral part of the team.
Mr Maher called his brother, who plays professional Rugby League, immediately after the final whistle and told him the result. He was very impressed with the group; he started his career in Ulverston not too long ago.
There were many highlights from the afternoon and many superb tries were scored. The younger members of the team in particular stood out and will prove invaluable next year.
Well done to all the other teams who took part. There are some outstanding players in the area. One of the girls from Burlington School was absolutely phenomenal.