We have had a fantastic World Book Week. The boys have loved reading our book ‘Mother Earth is weeping’ and have become fully engaged with the topics it raises including global warming, plastic pollution, deforestation and the refugee crisis. Staff and pupils dressed up as characters from their favourite books on Wednesday and in keeping with this year’s theme of sustainability, we asked everyone to wear costumes that were either homemade, re-used or recycled. As you can see from the photos everyone made a real effort and looked fantastic.
In Zephaniah class, the pupils wrote persuasive letters to our MP about illegal transportation of recycling around the world. Pupils in Orwell recycled pallets to make a decking area outside their classroom and learnt about climate change and the impact of global warming in science.
Pupils in Saturn began the week listening to the Mother Earth book by Claire Donald, which raised some wonderful questions and ideas about things we can do to help our planet. They read another text called ‘Greta and the Giants’ which the boys really enjoyed. Jupiter class picked a few pages from the book and have been doing activities around them. The boys have produced some diary entries, posters and picture books about pollution and refugees. Neptune class focused on how our choices affect the Earth and how we can make more environmentally friendly decisions.
In Pluto class the boys have been focusing on world book week and deforestation. Nova class have been looking at ways to save our planet and creating poems about the forest and deforestation in English lessons. Earth class enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters from books. Some of the boys in Galaxy got a petition together to make their voices heard.
We also learned a song called ‘I am Earth’ which we performed and recorded in the school and the highlight of our activities was our own Brantridge climate change protest – see the accompanying news post for more information about the protest!