I thought the summer term was supposed to be quiet? Well apparently not as we’ve been sooo busy since my last Blog post, so busy that I have had to miss out so many of the things we’ve done just to fit it all in!
Firstly, we have now finished all of our Discover Days in all of the primary schools across Cambridgeshire, witch is a shame but to be hones I was getting a little tired of 🎶 “Let’s go fly a kite” 🎶 😂 Well done to all the kids who earned their Discover Arts Award.
Next we had our first week of the Bits and Bytes project at Kindly Primary running a taster week so we could learn how best to run the project.
For those who haven’t heard about this project yet basically its just a lot of playing with lego. 😂 The Project focuses around social mobility and learning about the wider world such as economy, the UN and careers. As well as the key educational points of the project, we learn about these topics by playing some games, quizzes, and coding using Swift Playgrounds and Lego Mindstorms.
This was one of the funnest weeks I have had at work and was a big insight to how we can run the project. The kids were all so well behaved, they learned a lot and we built some awesome lego!
We have also finished our Time Lord show, Performed by Double Act Theatre. The show went really well and it was a really nice change to perform at such a different venue. We performed our 2nd show at the Secret Garden Camp Grounds in Wisbech where we performed outside whilst sat on straw bails. But most of all I am just thankful everyone was impressed with my Time Machine!
As well as TimeLord, we have also performed our show in a week with Coats Primary. We have never done a performance like this before. We performed an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz but based around the EU and their Global Goals. The kids had to create their own costumes, props and set but could only use recycled materials. To help we had Jack from Wising Arts come and do some construction with us and it was so cool what they made and once we got all the lighting in it looked even more amazing!
In amongst all this hard work we have also had our Academy Awards on the same day as our performance of the Show in a Week, making time even more of a challenge. However everything went according to plan and the awards went just about as well as ever. It was good to have a little cool down with all this work going on.
In the more recent weeks were have also had the Wisbech Reads Festival but this year we were at the Wisbech Castle for the event hub as well as having activities in the museum, library, united reformed church and St Peter’s and Paul’s for the presentation. We well also joined by 3 well know children’s authors to tell the youngsters about book writing; Alison Limentani, Pippa Goodhart and Ellie Sandle. Thanks to the venues for being so welcoming and accommodating and to the authors for being so friendly and running some great workshops. But most of all thanks to the schools who were, as always, so great to work with. As always I love taking the photos at these events!
Our team has also gotten a little bigger for the last few weeks as well. We have been joined by Asher and Katie from Cromwell school who have joined us for work experience and have been such a big help. We have also been joined by Eden who is doing some work experience with us and Jamie who is volunteering to gain experience to become a teacher. It has been such a help having these 4 on our team and they have made the road trips so much more fun.😄
And to Finish off, this Tuesday just gone we helped the Cavalry Primary year 6s perform their leavers assembly: The Constellation of Aspiration. They have put so much work into this show in the weeks before and I would say that it all payed off. Their assembly went absolutely amazing and I hope they all do well in secondary school.
Wow thats a lot of words 😂 I might have to have a think about doing more shorter posts more often as opposed to long ones every few months. Oh well, thats all for now.
Resident Techie, Signing off.