8 February 2019

Starfish
 

It was a wet and windy start to beach school today.  We began with joining the whole school for Worship by the Waves under the parachute.  Before we all got under the parachute we quickly collected five shells each.  Our worship theme this week is friendship.  We thought about the important qualities you need in a friend.  As we thought quietly about our friends we stacked shells, one shell representing one quality we thought was important.  We said a prayer and then sang ‘Thank you Lord for all our friends’.

After worship we did some measuring of stones and shells.  As we have been celebrating Chinese New Year all week we began constructing our own Great Wall of China!  We all worked together to build one long wall.  When we had finished we measured it in steps.  It was forty steps long!  If there had been more time we wanted to build it all the way to the sea!

We then went on a walk along the beach with a journey stick.  When we found something interesting we put it on our stick.  Halfway on our journey we found a sheltered spot for our snack.  When we had finished our journey we looked at our sticks and remembered where we had been.