Friday, 6 March 2015

Week Ending 6th March 2015

A very busy, exciting and different week, for everyone at EBA!

On Saturday, we held a "Digging and Den Building Day."  This was an opportunity for children and parents to come and get their hands dirty - the younger ones enjoying a morning of building shelters, lighting a campfire and toasting marshmallows in the Forest School, while a small but industrious team of older children got to grips with digging over our new allotment area.  This is where EBA Enterprise children will grow their own produce for use in their cooking activities.  All the hard work was rewarded with a lunch of delicious burgers, cooked by our Kitchen Manager, Mr Wallis, followed by a very muddy game of football on the playground!  It really was a very enjoyable day - a big thank you to all the children and parents who took part.

It has been International Week this week, when classes had the wonderful opportunity to travel around the World!  Everyone had their own passport, and classes rotated round the rooms, which had been transformed into different parts of the World.   

Whistle-stop tours were made of: Vietnam (Hedgehogs), where children dressed in traditional costume and learnt how to use chopsticks; Great Britain (Otters), where Parliament was recreated, and cream teas and a game of cricket were enjoyed; Brazil (Squirrels), where everyone experienced the Amazon Rainforest; China (Rabbits) where children did paper crafts and made pandas; Eygpt (Badgers), where there was a sarcophagus with a mummy inside; and Italy (Foxes), where children designed and made masks for a masquerade ball.

The week culminated with World Book Day, when children and adults dressed as a book character from around the World!