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Our Year 6 Civic Award children would like to say a big thank you for all the donations they received to their Christmas Boxes appeal. They were able to fill 30 boxes and as I am writing the boxes are on a lorry travelling to Eastern Europe to be opened with love by the children who receive them. A fantastic effort by all. On Tuesday Evie had her hair cut for her chosen charity: NSPCC. Evie organised the whole event herself and her hairdresser kindly came in on her day off. Evie has raised over £220. Well done!!
On Friday, Year Six went on a walking tour of some historical sites on Dartmoor. This is their hook for writing this term.
The Year 6s have been working hard on their Fiver Challenge over the past four weeks. They were each given £5 and could work individually or as a group to start a business with the aim of making a product or providing a service which would make a profit. Along the way, the children have been participating in activities to develop eight main employability skills: confidence, communication, teamwork, initiative, problem-solving, resilience, organisation and financial capability. They designed logos, advertising and gave themselves a company name. The challenge ended at the school fayre on Friday where the businesses had trade stands. Once the £5s and floats have been paid back, the children will count their profits. Well done, Y6.
On Friday, Y6 visited Pizza Express in Torquay to learn how to make a classic Italian Margherita pizzas like a professional Pizzaiolo (pizza chef). The children enjoyed tasting a range of toppings including a variety of foods which many children had never tasted before: artichokes, capers, olives, juniper peppers and chillies.
Back in school, the children are using the experience to support their instructional writing and for managing shiftsbetween levels of formality in their Pizza Express reviews.
Sacred Heart competed in the first triathlon organised by Tower House at Paignton Leisure centre. 6 children from year 5/6 were entered and did a fantastic job! They had to swim, run and cycle throughout the day. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions for the event.