As both storm Gareth and Hannah have now settled, we can reflect back on some of the highlights of a rather blustery and rainy past week at Westbourne.
One of the most exciting days for the school came on Friday for Comic Relief. The charity itself seeks to help vulnerable people and communities, not only in the UK but also internationally. T
heir vision is free the world of poverty. Having this in mind, they raised over £63,000,000; which is astonishing. At Westbourne we did our own little part to help contribute to this monumental total.
Organised by IB1 students Marco and Tommy, students took part in a non-uniform day. At the cost of £1, those who donated could come to school in either a onesie or their pyjamas – so quite literally from bed to classroom.
In combination with this, they also ran a bake sale in the reception area. From cupcakes to brownies and shortcakes to Welsh cakes, students and parents channelled their inner-Mary Berry to contribute their creations to be sold at very reasonable prices.
All in all, both events raised in excess of £175 for Comic Relief and created a great, together school feeling. Amazing work Marco and Tommy.
Last Thursday, Years 6, 7 & 8 attended a live performance of Horrible Histories at the New Theatre, Cardiff.
Famous for their gory, funny and informative adaptations of key historical periods, this performance was centred around the ‘Terrible Tudors’ which coincided with their classroom learning.
Using actors and 3D glasses, it created an immersive experience for our students and really brought History to life.
On the Friday, Years 3-5 (pictured left) also went to The New Theatre to watch the ‘Terrible Tudors’. The 3D effects had all the children screaming with delight. As ever, the pupils were impeccably behaved even after all the sweets consumed.
Finally, years 8 and 9 enjoyed a game of ‘le quiz en courant’ – whereby students had to read information and then run to their partner to answer questions.
A test of communication, accuracy, teamwork, memory and speed. The quiz was about the Chateau du Broutel, where they are currently staying on the French residential trip.