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!
Holocaust Commemoration Event
On Thursday 26th January Year 8 were invited to attend the Holocaust Commemoration event at Corfe Hills School.
As they are currently studying this topic in lessons, this was a fantastic opportunity for them to hear a survivor of the Holocaust tell his incredible tale.
We took part in the candle lighting act of remembrance, after which Henry began to retell his remarkable story.
It was such a privilege for us all and we were extremely moved by his account which was so thought provoking.
The experience will greatly help the students with their studies and afterwards they described the event using so many words and phrases including sad, amazing, horrible, and why and how could anyone do these things?
My thanks go to those who accompanied us on the trip - Mr Lees, Mrs Watson, Miss Riley, Mr Bracken and Mr Parker.
We all have a lot to think about after yesterday's event and it has helped the students to better understand the topic and see the reality of what happened during this terrible period.
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 8, along with Year 7, 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 in computing, Year 8's have started to learn how computers count and store data using Binary Code. We learnt that we count in a Base 10 method because we have ten fingers which means we have ten digits to use.
Computers work in a Base 2 method, using only 1's and 0's.
We then played the game below, how will you get on?
Fancy writing messages in Binary? Try using the Binary Translator Website!
Eight Year 8 Sports Leaders were lucky enough to attend the Dorset Leadership Academy last Thursday. Over 300 young people from across the county converged on Bryanston School to hone their leadership skills via a number of practical workshops. The opening address was given by Kate Grey, Paralympic swimmer, who inspired everyone to pursue their dreams and never give up.
A great day was had by all. The leaders then returned to school to deliver some of the games and activities they'd learnt to our Year 7 Playground Leaders. They will be putting their new skills and knowledge into action from Monday.
Year 8 News
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