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We started with a new game called 'Chicks', inspired by the conflict between the magpies and thrushes in our own wood. The children had to pair up, build a nest, protect chicks from scavenging magpies and collect insects. It was a high octane game that saw us deepen our understanding of the dangers faced by our resident song-birds.
There was some great defensive work from the birds, with good Collaboration and Organisation in groups.
After assembly, we had fire makers, picture frame constructors, artists and team builders.
Pupils from Years 4 to 6 competed in the Amber Valley Go-Ride Team Cycling Event last night and finished the evening in first and second place.
Our very own British Cycling Coach, Mr Whiteman, had prepared the team well, delivering training sessions at lunchtimes and the children showed real effort, determination and teamwork. They will now go through to represent Amber Valley in the County Finals in July.
A lovely first session with Endurance on a beautiful, sunny morning.
We started with a recap on Health and Safety before playing a Birthday team challenge and a game of Lurgie.
After this we had craft, art, fire making and den building - the children were Creative, Collaborative and Independent...check out how pins were awarded.
As it's been a while since we enjoyed TB in Endeavour, we started with a refresher on Health and Safety down in the woods - the children had remembered a lot and communicated their thoughts and ideas well to the group.
After this, we had a quick game of Lurgie before heading over to the new woodland - here, the saplings needed the grass removing from around them to give them a better chance of survival; many were looking quite parched so we were glad of the rain that arrived.
After this, a group had a look at the procedure for safe fire lighting, another replanted some of the saplings that had died with a final group taking a look at some environmental art work.
We'll get our teeth stuck into things next week.
After our usual starter, we undertook a challenge linked to our RE Christianity topic - the children had to make Crosses is a variety of ways.
Blayze kicked things off with a speech about the importance of The Cross to Christians and the children then got stuck into making.
Gary had some using chisels to make morticed crossed, Blayze supported a group using various craft techniques, Miss Parkin used the work of James Brunt as inspiration with her group while Mr G had his group make a wooden cross frame into which they poured concrete (don't panic, full PPE was provided!).
Following Team Endeavour's recent involvement in the creation of a Young People's Forest at Shipley Park, please take a look at the following film about their day and the wonderful legacy they have contributed towards.
Pupils from Team Courage lived up to their class name this afternoon, taking part in a variety of sporting disciplines at the Amber Valley Festival of Sport.
The children showed great team spirit, working together and encouraging each other, whilst demonstrating their sporting skills.
Thank you also Mrs Parkin and Miss Brindley for your help, encouragement and coaching too.