My rugby tour with Malton & Norton rugby club was at Leicester. First we were trained by the Leicester Tigers coaches. After that we went to watch Leicester Tigers play against Exeter Chiefs and they won the match. At half time we had our photos taken in the middle of the pitch. I was wearing my Leicester Tigers t-shirt we had been given after the training session. When the match was finished we went to our hotel and when we got there we got our room then we went swimming. After a long swim we had tea and it was lovely food. After a tasty meal we went to bed. After a comfy night, we swam again before breakfast. After breakfast we travelled to Hinkley rugby club and played several matches against different teams including Saints. We played for 2 hours before travelling home. It was a great rugby tour and I can’t wait to go again next year.
Between Monday 9th March and Wednesday 11th of March 8 pupils from years 4-6 went to Bewerley Park. Bewerley Park is an outdoor activity centre which is designed to let you try out new things and push yourself. It is all about team building and working with different groups of people. Our school joined other children from Hovingham and St Hilda’s and it was nice to work wih them.
This is what different people thought of the visit:
“I had lots of fun, my favourite thing was rock scrambling as there were so many rocks. Some were big and some were small and some were gargantuan!” ES
“We did canoeing, climbing, swimming and it was awesome! My favourite bit was when we went into Tom Taylor’s Cave and when we cam out we went swimming. I got soaked and when I took off my wellies a pool of water came out.” MP
“I enjoyed playing in the rushing water and getting really, really wet! We all slept in the same dormitory!” MW
“It was great and full of adventure. As the time went on the fear was squeezed out of me.” KC
“We also made shelters at the centre. We called ours the Sticky-Stuff Clubhouse. In ours there was a really cool base covered with sticky stuff (as the name suggests) we covered it with a large tarporling.” LS
“We heard a very scary story of a man called Tom Taylor in a very dark and scary cave. After that we got into a gorge and got very cold and wet.” HF
“We went gill scrambling and gorge walking. Sometimes we got wet but we came back to a warm shower.” GE
“My favourite activity was gorge walking because it was very wet and I enjoy getting wet, but the wet suits were uncomfortable!” LB
On Tuesday 17th March 2015 the juniors all went to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. We all went into a little room were we sat down, and a man taught us a lot about arches and bridges there was a semi circle arch known as a Roman arch and a gothic pointed arch and lots more. Then we got split up into 4 groups of 4 and made, with team work and discussion a bridge out of blocks. The man said that he had to do a lot of problem solving can you guess what he is? Ok I ‘ll tell you he is an engineer! It’s a very hard job and you need to be good at lots and lots of subjects such as: Maths, Science, Art, Design and Technology and also lots more! This is a picture of one of the trains!
We have been making beautiful bracelets to sell and to make money for Birunda school in Kenya. They will be £2 and we can specially design and make a unique bracelet for you and your friends.
We will email or phone to say when your bracelet is ready to be collected from school. Please advise your wrist size, what colour beads you would like and if you would like a name or word on your bracelet. Call into school with the information or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The children at Birunda will be really happy if you buy a bracelet and make your donation. To find out more about Birunda click here
We look forward to your orders.
Beautiful Bracelet Business
At Gillamoor School in the junior class we all did some planting of seeds and bulbs. Everybody said they enjoyed planting the seeds. We all got a small pot and planted some small seedlings in some special compost. Mr Dean told us to plant a seed and it was really fun. We all have our own sunflower seed as well as class vegetables such as: carrots, onions, peppers, lettuce, tomato and beans.
Check back soon to see if they have grown.
Today we were talking to Birunda’s head teacher Sylvester, in Kenya. We were talking to him to ask some questions about the school. We asked him in the afternoon, which was 1pm here and in Kenya is was 4pm. We rung him from the school office to his mobile. Some of us asked questions such as: who was his favourite pupil and what was his favourite subject. He sounded different to what we expected and spoke very good English.
We hope to call him again.
By Ed and Zac
Years 3 and 4 went to Ryedale School to play dodgeball. Our team leaders were Callum and George, they were very kind to us and gave us some top tips. There were 6 teams. We did very well, but sadly came in 6th place. The most important thing was that we all tried hard to win and enjoyed ourselves! There were 6 balls in each game which was very challenging. Mr Mullholland taught us well.
By Hannah. N and Alice
On Tuesday 10th March we played with a new gadget that we got in school. It’s just like a tablet but it is used to learn things. They came with a cabinet that when you put them in they wirelessly charge. We found out that you can do loads of different things. Everybody had fun and leant a lot on the Learn Pads. We hope we use them again soon.
By Esme and Elisabeth.
Have a look at the new page all about Birunda and the links we have with the school. You can access this page by clicking HERE on the tab above.
On Monday 3rd March 2015 it snowed once again,but it was very light powdery snow.It stuck to your wellies when you walked, also if you squidge it, it became like ice and very solid! Obie said, “he loved playing in the snow!” Mum says, “she wants the snow to go and spring to come!” Minnie says, “the snow is to cold I cant wait until hot spring come!”by Minnie!