5 April 2019

Orcas and Puffins
Today, for the last session of term, Orcas and Puffins worked mostly together.  The whole morning was spent focussing on plastic pollution.  We explored how long it took for plastic items to be broken down, and were horrified at the thought that things we were using now would still be around in at least 400 years.  We thought about different ways that plastics cause pollution, and what could be done about it.  Then we did a beach clean.  It was amazing that although the beach looked quite clean at first glance, when we looked closer we managed to find a huge quantity of items.  The star find of the day was a large piece of fishing net.
After snack time we split up into our classes, with Puffins writing their weather reports, and Orcas creating anti-pollution beach art.
In the afternoon we worked in groups to create something to perform to the other groups and Bridie and Helen as it was their last time with us.  At the end of the session we came together for our performance - Starfish sang the speckled frog song (having found a very suitable log to sit on!), Puffins did a reprise of their Grace Darling play, and Orcas split into two groups, with one group reprising Beowulf, and the other group creating their own Passion Play.  It was a gloriously sunny afternoon, and a very fitting end to the term, and our time with Bridie and Helen.