Well done to the four boys from Class 4 who qualified for the Cross Country South Yorkshire Finals. They took part in the event on Tuesday afternoon this week at Cannon Hall and all did their best… despite the very cold conditions!
Class 5 visited Eden Camp this week. The camp, formerly a P.O.W camp, has a fantastic range of WW1 and 2 memorabilia. During the visit, the children visited the blitz experience; the U boat display, the street at war hut and the music hall. The children enjoyed the visit and learnt a great deal about the war years.
Some of our Year 5 children brought some fascinating WW2 artefacts into school. The finds included: a hand grenade belonging to the 101st Airborne Division; a replica 100lb bomb; an Iron Cross; original ID cards, unused ration books; a gas mask and a belt of spent cartridges. Family history documentation highlighted some amazing facts, including references to a scientist who invented the radar. The scientist, Dr Campbell Minnis, is the great- great uncle of one of the boys in Class 5!
P, J and M attended a very poignant ceremony to mark Holocaust Day, on Friday evening at Horizon School. Many local dignitaries were in attendance, including Stephanie Peacock MP and the Lord Mayor of Barnsley. The special guest, Auschwitz Birkenau survivor Iby Knill, gave a very moving account of her life story. Iby is now over 90 years of age, but she continues to address meetings and events to talk of her experiences during the Second World War. J and M were awarded an accolade for the pieces of writing they produced to mark Holocaust Day. Many thanks to the children and their families for supporting this event.
Class R have been doing lots of super learning this week, including lots of big art and working as a team to create a fabulous piece.
Also, we have our own little equestrian in our midst. E has won a rosette for first place for her horse riding. She enjoyed walking, trotting and even saluted the judge, FABULOUS!!!