Cranborne's top rowers headed to Canford school on Wednesday 25th February to battle it out for a chance to gain a place in the East Dorset team.
Schools were invited to send their strongest rowers to participate in the 2 or 3 minute challenge depending on whether they were in Yr7 or Yr8. They had just one opportunity to post their best distance.
It was an encouraging afternoon with the vast majority of pupils managing to beat their personal bests, some by a large margin!
All we can do now is wait and see how we have done in comparison to the other East Dorset schools.
Watch this space!
Year 7 have been very busy in Art lessons this year. In the Autumn term, pupils learned about the art of a group of artists called The Paper Cinema: a local company of artists, puppeteers and musicians who create hand drawn puppets and scenery and perform plays to audiences who watch the action through a live feed to a large screen. Musicians are grouped around the puppeteers and play live music to accompany the storyline.
After watching a trailer for one of their performances (they perform internationally) Year 7 were completely engaged. They worked collaboratively in groups to create puppets and compose and play live music to animate a scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which they had been learning in English.
Pupils watched and listened to all performances and each tutor group voted for their favourite performance. Here is a film of one of the winning groups: a superb mix of skilfully made puppets, clever scenery and well thought out music which really matched the mood of the scene.
Yesterday saw the first round of the Year 7 Poole and East Dorset netball league get underway at Parkstone Grammar School. The excited squad of 9 arrived just in time for a quick warm up before taking their places on court to face their first opponents: St Michael's.
After a tense start, Cranborne pulled ahead by some great shooting from Aimee and Erin. St. Michael's came back strong and by half time, they were 7-5 ahead. After a team talk and some tactical changes, the team headed back into court fired up and ready to win.
Some lovely centre court link up play by Evie, Eliza and Lauren helped get the ball down to our shooters several times and they rarely
missed, taking the score to 10-9 and a nail biting finish to the game. Some super defending by Lizzie allowed more attacking play and the score finished 12-9 to Cranborne.
Well done to all 9 players. Next week we face local rivals- Allenbourn and also the unknown quantity- Purbeck. Let's see if we can keep that winning streak going!
Aesop's quote (above) was the inspiration for Mrs Williams' first assembly of the year where the new 'random acts of kindness' initiative was launched.
Year 7, along with Year 8, have been challenged to carry out random acts of kindness over the course of the week and record them on posters displayed on tutor room doors. The intention is that pupils begin to become more aware of other people in their year group and key stage and learn to recognise when someone needs help.
Lets see just how kind Cranborne can be!
This week we have started our new topic in Computing, which is Programming. We started learning a new language that we used in Python. Python is a scripting language that allows us to create computer programmes.
If you would like to explore Python Online then click the picture opposite.
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