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Friday, 21 October 2016
House Day saw the Junior Girls participate in a wide range of teambuilding activities. Pupils enjoyed five sessions over the course of the day and worked alongside girls in all year groups.
One of the highlights was the Circusology workshop. The girls were shows a wide range of circus skills in this diverse session. They started out with balancing peacock feathers and learning to juggle scarves but by the end of the session were spinning plates, juggling balls and clubs, poi swinging, and some brave girls even tried to ride unicycles!
Pupils enjoyed the Tall Tower Challenge, where they were asked to build the tallest tower capable of holding a golf ball for two minutes using only art straws and masking tape. The groups over the course of the day and had fun with the challenge of making a cradle for the golf ball and making sure their structure would hold it for the full duration.
Using prompts and a specific structure, pupils in each House came up with their own animal poems. They researched fascinating facts about the animals and put them together to come up with informative and creative pieces of poetry.
Outside around the playground, the girls took part in a variety of physical challenges. The girls appointed a single guide for the Blindfold Obstacle Course, who then had to get the rest of her group through the course that ran around the edges of the playground over varied terrain, while avoiding the cones. Girls also took part in other challenges and races around the playground.
Pupils were also tasked with creating their own piece of eco-art. They collaborated with one another to artistically arrange shells, twigs, stones, large pieces of wood, shells and various other natural materials in a large wooden box. They then photographed the resulting piece of art for the House Noticeboard.
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