The children had a busy first day, with back to back activities!
In the morning they climbed and built rafts…..some with more success on the water than others!
After a lunch of jacket potato and salad, the children were orienteering and on the trapeze (they climbed a pole and had to jump off the top towards a trapeze!).
They enjoyed an evening meal of lasagne or chicken nuggets after which, the evening activity of ‘Human Cluedo’ began – Who kidnapped the instructor? Was it the gorilla, the minion, the pirate, the crocodile, the chicken or the cowboy?
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On 15th October 2018, the children in the prep department boarded the coach to take them on the annual PGL residential trip.
On route they spent time at Twin Lakes Family Theme Park in Melton Mowbray, where they enjoyed the zoo farm, the Creepy Critters Zone, Bird of Prey Zone, supersize soft play areas and much more.
They arrived at the PGL centre in Grantham by 3.30pm and after they had settled in they enjoyed a hot meal following by a game of Ambush.
Everyone was asleep by 9.30pm!
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The children in class 11 visited the Houses of Parliament on Friday 12th October as part of their PSHEE work on democracy and government in the UK. During the trip, they took a tour of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, they were shown royal entrances and stood where aws are created and debated. The magnitude of the building and the grandeur of the benches and stain glassed windows was magnificent; it filled the children with awe and inspiration.
The children also engaged in an ‘election game’ and learned about politics, policies and campaigning. They were treated to a question and answer session with a life peer, Baroness Janet Fookes; the first member of the House of Lords to ever speak to a school group! We were very honoured to hear about her life in politics and to be able to ask questions of such a respected life peer.
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On Monday 8th October, the parents, pupils and staff at Broughton Manor celebrated our annual harvest festival. The donated food for the MK food bank was collected in our assembly hall and the children welcomed Reverend Matt Trendall from the Walton Churches Partnership.
After the assembly, members of the School Council delivered the food to the MK Food Bank. The students were given a tour of the site and a talk about the amazing charitable work of the Food Bank. They were able to see where our donation was sorted and packaged and to meet some of the individual volunteers working there.
On Monday 1st October, the children in class 7 visited Cadbury World. They had a great time learning about the origins of chocolate, the history behind the Cadbury company and how chocolate bars are made.
The children had a lot of fun writing their names in chocolate and then eating it, of course!
In line with Macmillan’s national ‘Biggest Coffee Morning’ on Friday 28th September, we held a Cake Sale at Broughton Manor. Thank you to all the parents and children who made, donated and bought cakes! We raised a fantastic £488.15 for Maxmillan.
On Tuesday 18th September, the boys in class 10 (Year 2) visited Bedford School for an activity morning.
Their morning began with a French breakfast, consisting of fresh orange juice, fresh croissants and hot chocolate. The remainder of the morning was split between the science lab, where they investigated air pressure,, and the rugby pitch.
On Tuesday 18th September, our class 10 girls visited Bedford Girls’ School for an Activity morning.
The children were made very welcome, and took part in a selection of activities; they experimented with skittles and used technology to see inside the human body.
They we introduced to lacrosse skills and had fun on the trampoline!
On Friday 21st September, Mrs Norman and Mr Smith took a small group of class 6 and 7 boys to a Football Festival at Bedford Modern School.
The boys took part in skills training with an MK Dons coach and played a couple of short matches alongside boys from Pilgrims and Rushmoor Schools.
They had a wonderful time (despite the bitter wind!) and behaved exceptionally on their first ‘fixture’ outing.
In team building this week, the children in classes 10 and 11 (Years 5 and 6) worked together to successfully put a tent up!