On Wednesday, 11th October, Year 3 children were out at Lewa for t heir historical enquiry lesson. They were overly excited to explore the historical remains of the prehistoric period looking at primary sources of evidence at the Stone Age museum.
Led by Calum and Sophie Mcfalarne, the children discovered that the hand axes used in Kenya by the Neanderthals were made out of volcanic stone and not flint that was found in Britain. From the evidence, they deduced that the hand axes were skilfully made as killer frisbees that could be thrown and spin around piercing the target from the sharp end, skinning animals and to woe women as the men showcased their skills.
The children were then led to the discovery of the Rock Gong, a musical instrument which was tapped for worship and later on used as a game of bao.
This was culminated with lighting a fire and eating lunch in a cave just like it was done in the Paleolithic times.
The children had a fantastic experiential history lesson.
Asante Sana Calum and Sophie Macfalane for organizing and leading this History session.
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Friday, 29th September – Saturday, 30th September
The scouts had an exciting overnight camp at Batian’s View over the weekend. The planned activities provided them with greater opportunities to build up on their Behaviour for Learning skills such as Team Worker, Effective Participator, Self-Manager, Reflective Learner and Resourceful Thinker. There were a variety amusing and exhilarating activities such as the chicken dance, scream, sky walking, zip lining and tree climbing.
The very energetic scouts are very much looking forward to the Braeburn Mega Scouts Camp in January!
A variety of fresh produce from our local farms in the environs was available in today’s Farmer’s Market. There was something for everyone. Looking forward to the next one!
Years 1-4 children were overly excited to bring their bikes to school for play. From washing up their bikes to cycling on a set course with a challenge of cycling on mud patches, the children had a great blast!
A big thank you to the Year 5-8 children who volunteered to supervise and support the younger children on these days. They can’t wait for their Bike Days next week!