Reception One – Forest School
Reception One had a wonderful time last week at their first Forest School session in connection with Liverpool John Moores University.
They spent an hour exploring the forest and collecting lots of beautiful natural items whilst taking part in a scavenger hunt. At the end of the session, the children were delighted to learn how to approach the fire pit safely so that they could roast their own marshmallows on the fire – and the best part was they got to eat them! They ended the day with a very exciting game of forest hide and seek. We are very excited to see what the next sessions will bring.
The Communication Group, run by Mrs Hall during the Tuesday activity period, has made a big impact already through their campaign to tackle litter on campus. Members of the group share their experiences so far:
When I signed up to Communication Group, I didn’t really know what to expect. When we first started out, just Felix, Owen and I, we discussed the importance of litter and how to prevent it from appearing in our campus. We created a questionnaire – which all Year 7 have completed – about the importance of litter and recorded the results in Excel, which we will now examine and see what everyone thinks is the most effective way which our colleagues think we should deal with it. We then ran and advertised a poster competition for which we had many entries. I can’t yet confirm the winners but they will both each receive a £10 Amazon voucher and lots of PPC points. The whole idea with the activity is that we drive it forward, with the help of Mrs Hall and Ms Odita-Sani. We are currently writing a play script which will be performed by some Sixth Form drama students. We are open to anyone who wants to join in any year – just come to the Upper Library on Tuesday 3:15-4:15pm and we can speak to Mr Cartwright about the activity change. Omar K (Y7 Howard’s)
I have helped the communication group by marking the posters that people handed in. I joined this group because I feel passionate about the environment so it felt right to be part of it. I have discussed the pupils’ entries towards the competition and through that I have learnt even more about looking after our environment and keeping our school free from litter.
I have made friends through joining this group and joined a fight against litterbugs. The poster competition has come to an end with 2 joint winners and we have compiled the 2 posters together and we will celebrate their success this coming Friday during Whole School Assembly. Hugh T (Y7 Brook’s)
I, Owen, am the only Year 8 in communications group. I joined to become part of the wider school community. I wanted to help with problems. I find the activity fun and interesting. The attitude of the group was very positive and we were eager to solve the litter crisis. I have had good times and hope to carry on helping in this activity. Owen W (Y8 Howson’s)
I got involved in communication at the start of the year. The main reason I joined was because it is my first year at Liverpool College and I really wanted to address an issue to improve in our school community. The first thing we did in this activity is we announced a litter poster competition. This was the original Communication group with me (Felix), Owen and Omar. The litter competition deadline came around and the quality of the posters were astounding! Whilst the entries were getting judged, we made a litter questionnaire .I think the questionnaire really helped towards pupils’ attitudes because we got two new recruits! Hugh and Solomon. Our latest action has been storyboarding a film script to persuade people to see the litter crisis in our everyday life. We just need to convince the 6th form to perform it. Felix H (7 Howard’s)
When Omar first told me about communications group I didn’t real know what it was about but I have really enjoyed it. In the time I have been in the group we have done some fun stuff to do with helping the environment like we set up a litter poster competition. I loved judging the competition and seeing the amazing future graphic designers we have in our schools, such outstanding work!
The poster competition has now come to an end and a poster has been made from the two winners’ entries.
Well done to the winners (announced at assembly on Friday) for their amazing posters - they will be receive a ten pound amazon gift card each and see their work around school. Solomon W (Y7 School)
Congratulations to Paige M (Y7 Howard's) and Alisha I (Y7 School) for their winning poster designs.