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Reflections Of The Week 26-03-2021

Whilst the month of March has been challenging at times, here are a few highlights that have been shared this week:

Key Stage 4 welcomed back some more pupils and shared some great examples of Creativity and Challenge in the form of papier-mâché planets for science.

Key Stage 3 spoke about a fantastic end to the week in character education displaying great examples of Character and Creativity, recalling information about Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the Wright Brothers, Mars landings and making and flying planes – linking their work to their world record theme. Several pupils spent the afternoon geocaching and despite having to walk further than expected, embraced the Challenge for a successful afternoon. Year 7 shared their Curiosity in action with fruit art.

Curiosity with Year 7 fruit art

Key Stage 2 had a visit to the school library this week and the wonderful storytelling was a pleasure to hear!

See photos of our 5 C’s In Action here.

Commando Joe’s Programme Starts ‘In Ernest’

Commando Joe’s Character Education programme has come to Raleigh Learning Trust and has been embedded into the Friday afternoon slot at Westbury Academy.  After the first week’s successful launch, with Mr Morgan and Mr Wragg working with pupils to cross a river of rapids, pupils will now work closely with their class and key stage staff.

In key stage 2, Mr Hines has encouraged the pupils to learn more about the famous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.  In one of their recent missions 2 teams competed against each other in freezing temperatures of Westbury’s playground to gather as much food and water for their expedition as they possibly could.  The staff and pupil’s enthusiasm was amazing! They learnt all about team work and supporting each other.  They also discussed what foods and luxury items from home they’d miss most (Henry said he’d hate to miss out on his In key stage 3, year 7 have been learning about Leif Ericsson, the Viking and have recently been working to build long boats. Whilst year 8 have been exploring deep space and looking into life on board a spacecraft, like their character Tim Peake.  Year 9 have utilised their bravery, agility and strength skills by channelling their inner Spartacus.  In fact, they even got Mr Morgan to have a go at the bravery challenge!

Finally, in key stage 4 Mr Thurlow’s volunteer group have been looking at ways of supporting the school by creating a more pleasing common room space for its key stage 4 pupils. This is leading into a larger framework of coaching and how they can assist in a wider way and combines character education with their Duke of Edinburgh award.  We may even see them assisting in key stage 2 or 3 at some point soon!