Today saw the sixth year of the Dorset Leadership Academy held at Bryanston School in Blandford. Nine Year 8 Sports Leaders were selected to attend in order to hone and refine their skills through a number of workshops. Two pupils attended the Silver Young Ambassador programme due to their outstanding leadership so far this year. The remaining pups attended the Young Leader programme and learnt through a series of practical activities and challenges. The opening address was from GB Water Polo captain, Craig Figes, who spoke to the students about motivation, determination and leadership from a personal perspective. He was on hand through the the day to work with the silver young ambassadors.
On Wednesday the 6th of December, the Helping Hands Club hosted a Christmas party for some of the elderly residents of Cranborne. We played games such as pass the parcel and throw the beanbag on to the chocolates. This was a big hit among our guests ( it may have had something to do with the fact that the winner would get to keep the chocolates !) Our new friends weren't the only ones who enjoyed themselves, the helping handers were all buzzing with excitement after talking and finding out about our visitor's Christmases. The party was a huge success and a lot of fun was had by all.
Written by Melissa T
On Monday 30th November, Helping Hands went to go visit the elderly residents of Cranborne at the monthly coffee morning at the football club. We took games, shared stories and even enjoyed some Christmas treats together as a community. The main part of Helping Hands is helping the elderly around a time where they may feel lonely or forgotten (especially at Christmas) and we want to make sure they know that they are thought of in this festive period and that they should not feel alone. This Wednesday (December 6th) we are hosting a Christmas tea at CMS to spread some festive cheer and share a dinner together to feel one as a community.
By: Eloise L
For Geography homework this week Year 8 need to take home their Geography book and complete their double page opening China map and fact file. Over half an hour, ensure that your map is complete: accurate and neatly coloured displaying five main cities, three main rivers, two mountain ranges, at least one desert and any other features you think are important (but not too many). Add facts around the map from your own research to ensure it is complete to serve you through the unit. Make sure you bring your book back in for the next lesson!
Here is the Helping Hands Club, during a lunch time session, making decorations for our Cranborne Christmas coffee morning for local residents.
For homework year 8 need to prepare a timeline of The Tudors. Aiming high to gain one of the top stars is a challenge, but will really help you understand the situation in Britain, especially for Henry VIII as he divorced Catherine of Aragon and reformed the church. Use only one side of A4 for your timeline (two if you want to go for the "Greater Depth" or “Mastery” star) and use these websites to help you with your research, remembering not to just copy off the internet, but to where possible, use your own words.
For homework Year 8 have been asked to research a Tudor Monarch (or other influential British person from the period, perhaps: Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell, Sir Francis Drake, Shakespeare, Anne Boleyn or any of the Monarch's spouse). You need to create a profile on a page of A4 and include:
•Dates they lived
•What they are famous for
You may also want to add more detail about their success / failure, their children and the legacy they left for England. The work can be done using a computer or by hand.
The best ones will be displayed (their authors will be rewarded) so you might be best looking into a less well known person as I can only display one King Henry VIII and remember, you need to keep all the information on a page of A4.
In year 8, we have been talking about Copyright, learning about the different things that can be protected by copyright. But is it a good idea?
Year 8 - Over to you...
IS COPYRIGHT A GOOD IDEA? DEBATE AWAY!
Year 8's today received a visit from Rob Harris from the Dorset Army Cadets. He spoke during assembly about the benefits of joining the cadets and about the exciting opportunities on offer: sports, military knowledge, drills, rifle training, summer camps, first aid training, residential camps, Duke of Edinburgh an much more. Even if pupils are not thinking about pursuing a career in the Armed Forces, the cadets teaches children many vital life skills that can be utilised in other areas.
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