PUPILS from a Uttoxeter middle school took part in extra-curricular workshops in an action-packed week ‘full of new experience’.
Activity week at Windsor Park Middle School is the one week in the school year when the normal timetable is set aside for new activities that children would not usually do, giving them the chance to learn new skills and try out activities they can pursue outside of school.
The week was ‘full of fun’, with pupils experiencing a variety of ‘new and exciting’ activities, which fit in with the curriculum subjects.
The first day saw pupils participating in junk percussion, an animal workshop and line dancing.
Year 7s went to Chester Zoo and Year 8s used their mathematical skills to create pyramids and put their ‘thinking caps’ on to solve complex puzzles.
Gregor Hayes, of Year 6, said: “The junk percussion is really good and it can improve your music skills.”
Matthew Turner, of Year 6, said: “This has taught me that I can make music out of anything. You don’t have to spend lots of money on expensive drum kits.”
Shani Wright, of Year 6 said: “It’s really fun. I am learning lots of line dancing steps. I’ve never done it before so I am learning lots.”
Bethany Kelly, Year 8 pupil, said: “We have been making origami structures.
“We made little pyramids at the start, moving on to making gigantic pyramids which looked like nets.
“It was really fun.”
Alistair Bagnall, sport and health coach of South Derbyshire District Council, said: “We were really pleased with the effort and enthusiasm all the children we worked with put into the street surfing sessions. Every group was a pleasure to coach and we hope they enjoyed the sessions as much as we enjoyed coaching it.”