Returning to school can be something to look forward to when friends and colleagues meet up after the long break and reconnect. It’s a time when anticipation and nervous energy intensifies, but this energy can be channelled into something positive within the classroom.
Hopes and Dreams
Gwennap Parish Council dreamed of creating an inspirational new community space and are so thrilled at the transformation that has occurred in such a short space of time. Their original play park housed some very tired, old equipment, which had definitely seen better days. However, it was a play space with much potential just waiting for a change!
Are long playtimes a thing of the past?
When we think of our school days, we often have fond memories of break times, socialising with friends, enjoying the fresh air and having time to relax, away from the pressures of the classroom.
Playtimes are essential for developing friendships, having a break from learning and for stretching your legs. We all feel better and refocused after a break from whatever task we are doing, as a break improves concentration levels and improves our wellbeing.
A dedicated, local Besthorpe resident has spent 18 months raising thousands of pounds to renovate a playground, that was in much need of repair.
Fiona Jones moved to the Besthorpe area with her young family a few years ago and discovered that the playground was in a desperately poor state. She shared “It was sad to see a spot where children are supposed to be playing looking ruined and miserable. It’s great to see it full of life now.”
Walk to School Week: 5 Day Challenge for your Pupils!
Walk to School Week 20-24th May 2019
Simply walking to school can bring many health benefits. Why not help your pupils to take the pledge to walk to school and join in with this country-wide celebration of walking? You can set your own ‘Walk to School’ challenges and encourage your children to come up with their own ideas to get active.
Do your pupils or school have pedometers and could they measure their steps to school? Then extend this to investigating their steps during the school day. They will be amazed at how their steps can soon add up!