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Please find below a link to the most recent edition of Ditto magazine. This is written by Alan McKenzie, an online safety advisor and education consultant. This edition includes some online safety basic, advice on new devises (perhaps bought for the children over Christmas), changes to Instagram and information on TikTok safety mode. Enjoy!

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Upper School Music

The children have been composing some excellent musical pieces based on the rainforest. They have been exploring how they can use tempo, dynamics and texture to create differing moods. Click on the image below to listen to Ethan and George's composition.
Garage band

White Hall Day 5

The day began in the eye of a ferocious storm as our intrepid explorers embarked on their final day's activities, the ropes course, zip wire and a visit to The Roaches to rock scramble.

Before leaving the centre we reflected on the amazing week we have had, the skills we have developed, the fears we have overcome and of course, the memories we have formed that will stay with us forever.

Thank you White Hall for a wonderful week and thank you children for your commitment, hard work, positivity and support for the teachers and each other, we are immensely proud of you.

Click on the image below from some more photos from our last day...

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Achievement Assembly Winners

Well done to our Achievement Assembly Winners today, recognised by the teachers for hard work and success in English this week. IMG_4324

White Hall Day 4

We awoke this morning to a wintery scene, a perfect blue sky and a hard frost which created a magical panorama of the peaks surrounding the centre. With multiple layers, gloves and hats, our intrepid explorers set about their activities for the day.

A visit to Mouldridge Mine at Pikehall was enjoyed by two groups. Here the children looked at some of the natural features within the cave- flowstone, stalactites and fragments of galena, Group A even managed to spot two hibernating bats deep within the craggy walls.

The children recreated the conditions experienced by the lead miners many years ago by turning off their headtorches and sitting in the pitch-dark and, after crawling and squeezing through the tight spaces (including one aptly known as the toilet, in which the children descended a hole in the cave floor), the groups headed back to the door.

Mountain biking was also on the cards today and the boys and girls tackled the White Hall MTB Course taking on the features including the 'Jabberwocky', the 'Devil's Elbow', the 'Twister' and the 'Pump Track'.

For Group C, it was their turn to tackle the stream scramble in the grounds of the dilapidated Errwood Hall where they ducked under branches and refreshed themselves in the icy waters of the waterfall. After a warm up at the centre, they were back outside zooming down the zipwire and navigating the tricky ropes course.

We also managed to celebrate Cody's 11th Birthday with singing at breakfast and a 'cake' (a banana) festooned with candles at dinner- they wouldn't stand up in the jelly and ice cream!  Happy birthday, Cody.

Click on the image below for all of our day four pictures from the three groups...

Day 4

White Hall Day 3

Another perfect day here at the White Hall Centre in which groups A and B completed their Adventure Day on the River Wye.

After spotting Dipper and trout in the gorge, the children battled their fear of heights on the abseil at Millers Dale Viaduct.

Group C enjoyed a trip to the cave, squirming, crawling and squeezing their way through the narrow passageways before developing their off-road cycling kills on the mountain bike and pump track at the centre.

Click on the image below to view the photographs from today and please leave a comment.

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White Hall Day Two

The morning began with the  legendary KJS Room Inspection, in which we saw gels, lotions and potions aligned in height order and wonderfully symmetrical arrangements of tooth brushes- an incredible start to the famous contest.

The morning actives began and included traversing and abseiling in the climbing room, stream scrambling below the ruins of Errwood Hall in the Goyt Valley and the adventure day, in which group C tackled the abseil from Millers Dale Viaduct above the gorge of the River Wye.

During the afternoon, the children continued their adventure with the visit to the Roaches on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border to rock scramble amongst its historic boulders.

The children, once again exemplified many of our YOU22 attributes: teamwork, resilience, collaboration and of course courage as they pushed themselves out of their comfort zone and were tested beyond their limits.

Click on the image below to view the photographs from today and please leave a comment.

White Hall Day Two

White Hall Day One

Since arriving at lunchtime, the children have had an action-packed first day at the brilliant White Hall Centre. So far, the groups have been climbing in the indoor climbing wall; honed their team working skills on the ropes course and the zipwire; and been stream scrambling down the Goyt valley, What a busy afternoon! We topped all this off with a challenging night hike along Errwood reservoir before we came back to the centre for hot chocolate and a biscuit before bed.

Click on the image below for some pictures of day one.

White Hall Day One

Achievement Assembly Winners

Well done to our achievement assembly winners this week!  There were loads of certificates handed out this week, showing just how hard all the children are working in school! What a great start to this term.

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Kilburn Junior School Leavers 2021

Today we said an emotional farewell to our amazing year 6's. You have all been incredible throughout your time with us and we wish you all the best in the future. Keep on being brilliant and please feel free to come visit us and let us know how you are doing!

Year 6 Photo Montage

 

Upper School Assembly

 

Lower School Assembly