The children in Years 5 and 6 from Yealand and Arkholme went to London on Wednesday 25th January. We travelled by train and firstly visited the Churchill War Rooms. After a very quick lunch, we walked past the Houses of Parliament to their Education Centre and met Georgia and Matthew, who gave us an interesting and informative tour. It was really fascinating and some of us even ended up on the
1 o’clock news!
After our tour, we took part in a workshop on ‘Making Laws’, which generated some interesting debate. We then met two MPs; Mr. Ben Wallace and Mr. David Morris.
Mr. Wallace then walked us down to Downing Street for a photograph outside Number 10. However, much to our surprise and delight, we actually got to go inside Number 10!
We had an amazing day and one that we will remember for a life time!
An incredible showcase and celebration of our pupils’ talents and their love of performance, the school production is a much anticipated event in our school calendar. In June every year, our KS2 pupils deliver a stunning performance of a chosen play at Arkholme Village Hall. Staff, parents, Governors and members of the local community come together to make this an extremely special and rewarding occasion for the school. In June, 2016 the school put on a spectacular performance of ‘Alice’.
Wow, wow, wow!! Children, you looked splendiferous, as Roald Dahl would say.
Once again you excelled your selves with your costume design. We had quite few Matildas, some Fantastic Foxes, Sophies, but just one BFG! Mr and Mrs Twit made an appearance, as well as Boggis, Bunce and Bean. We even had an Umpa Lumpa or two, with Mr Willie Wonka. Oh, and a couple of Golden Tickets.
We had a fantabulous day making chocolate, frobscottle and magic sweets. Class 2 had worm spaghetti, and class 4 performed their very own version of Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
I am certain Mr Dahl would have been impressed with your celebration of his life. Well done everyone!