A week of sunshine, sport and sustainability

Posted: 24th January 2020

Putting sustainability first

Another busy week at Westbourne! This week we invited Nigel Little from the Size of Wales into school to help us all focus on tackling climate change by integrating simple, positive actions into our daily lives.

An area ‘The Size of Wales’ is frequently used to describe an area of rain forest destruction, the organisation’s aim is to turn that somewhat negative measure on its head and has already successfully reached the target of helping to protect 2 million hectares of forest, with the aim to now double their impact.

Nigel enthusiastically worked with students to demonstrate a large number of opportunities that are available for us all to be more eco-friendly. Pupils evaluated some of the purchases they regularly make and took away useful tips on how to become a mindful consumer.

Sunny weather calls for an outside PE class at Cardiff Bay

We’ve had some lovely sunny weather this week which prompted a sports lesson visit to the picturesque Cardiff Bay – a favourite location for many of our students.

The pupils took advantage of the outside gym equipment, guided by Ms Allen.

Cardiff Bay outside gym used for PE lesson

Our students are always happy to adventure outside the school for PE class

Football fun at the local Arena

Over the last weekend, our young football stars from Years 3 and 4 got to practise their skills at the local Vale Sports Arena.

We are extremely lucky to have such incredible indoor facilities to use and the children enjoyed the atmosphere of the arena.

Westbourne school at vale sports arena

Professional pitches make for the best football practise

Our boarding students explore Caerphilly Caslte

Lessons may be out, but for our Boarding Students it was time for a trip to one of Wales impressive historical sights –  Caerphilly Castle, one of the mightiest medieval castles in Wales!

The site was easily accessible by train and the pupils loved the opportunity to learn more about local history.

Penarth students visit Caerphilly Castle

Pupils were excited to explore the castle’s medieval history

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