Last year, our job was to make everyone aware of refugees in Leeds. We made a video and it's even our Youtube!
Agents of Change film competition from Leeds DEC
The Primary schools within the ESNW Leeds cluster created this film as an entry to Leeds DEC 'Agents of Change' film competition.
A small group of Year 5 children from our International School Council attended the planning meeting for Refugee Day. They are really looking forward to their planned day at Ralph Thoresby and enjoyed discussing their ideas with the other schools involved. Thank you to Adel Saint John for hosting the meeting (24.5.16).
Erasmus+ visit to Lithuania
Mr Thompson enjoyed sampling pig's ear!
Special Lithuanian cake
Mr Thompson enjoying the clay workshop
At the end of November Mrs Stead and Mr Thompson spent 4 days in our partner school in Vilnius, Lithuania, for the first planning meeting of our Erasmus+ project 'Art & Creativity.eu'. They took part in several educational and cultural activities, along with the planning meetings with all the partners., including running an etwinning workshop and participating in a clay workshop. It was very interesting to learn about each others' schools and countries through their presentations and also about similarities and differences in the education systems. Watch out for the Lithuania Assembly in the new year!
The children in school were set the challenge of designing a logo for our new European project. The winning logo from our school will be combined with the logos from all our partner schools in the project. The shortlisted entries are below, the winner will be announced soon!
Logos for our new Erasmus project: Art@Creativity.eu
Comenius Visit to Sweden
Mrs Stead and Mrs Earley spent a very interesting and productive few days in Gothenburg, Sweden, recently as a part of the Comenius project 'Fresh Air, Fresh Thinking' . Our children have been working on the project for two years and it is due to finish in June. The latest activities have included making recycled puppets (Reception / Year1), a survey of local trees, planting and growing (gardening club, Year 3), and energy saving. Our final tasks will be: a study of local flora and fauna, environmental sculptures and to produce a guide book to Leeds, which the children are working on at the moment.
It was very interesting to visit the schools and note the different curricula and working environments. The final visit will be to Ireland in June, attended by Mrs Stead,Mrs Earley and Mr Llewellyn.
Baroness Northover's visit
Here are some links to the media coverage of the Baroness' visit on 6th March:
I wanted to write a quick note to thank you and your colleagues for a very enjoyable visit to Adel Primary last Friday. It was a pleasure to meet the children and teachers and to see their work. It was inspiring to hear the children singing and to see how much they are learning from your work on Fairtrade and your link with Dumezweni Primary. I wish them every success in their fundraising efforts on Red Nose Day – I am very glad that every pound they raise will be doubled by the government. Please pass my thanks to Sarah Stead for all her work on setting up my visi
Presentation in Los Guindos assembly
Our children sang 3 songs, Friends Forever, Es La Fiesta and I Will Be Your Friend during the assembly at Los Guindos.
Year 6 visit to Malaga
From March 8th - 11th Year 6th visited their partner school.Los Guindos, in Malaga. During the visit to school the children took part in bilingual lessons : maths, art, PE and flamenco dancing, They presented 3 songs linked to the topic of 'friends Forever' and also performed a 'Wake and Shake'.
During the week 21st - 28th January we had an exciting visit from our South African partners. Sarah and Sindi, from Dumezweni Primary School, Soweto, spent five days in school , visiting every class and teaching them South African songs, information about what it was like to llive under apartheid, Nelson Mandela, among other topics. The children were enthralled by their stories and likewise, the visitors were very interested to learn about our school. Year 5 have been corresponding with the children in Grade 4 for some time and we have worked together on children's rights, preconceptions of each other's schools and ways to dispel prejudice and racism.
South African teachers' visit
Showing the 9 states of South Africa
looking at artefacts from the apartheid era
Examining a passbook used under apartheid
Eight children from Years 5 and 6 have been representing our school on the local family of schools' International Council. In December the children from all the schools made a short film.
This can be viewed below.
Please 'like' our film on YouTube as it is being entered into the 'Golden Owl' Leeds Film Competition.
On Jan 27th we hosted a meeting of the Council for six local schools, where our South African visitors were the guests. They spoke very interestingly about their school and experiences, growing up in Soweto under the apartheid regime. The children were fascinated and had many questions to ask