Welcome to our new Globetrotters blog. We are very excited to be representing global learning in our school. Look out for us around school, we will be wearing special blue lanyards so staff and children know that we are a global rep.
We will be doing lots of exciting activities during our club and we will be updating our blog each week. Every half term we will make a broadcast in the TV studio that will be shared on here, on the website and around school.
Meet our global mascot Peter! He will be jetting off around the world and inspiring our topics for each week.
On Friday 21st October we had a great day because the whole school took part in a charity day to raise money for the Baobab Reading Scheme: spread reading around for a pound. Everyone wore their own clothes and donated £1. The money raised will help provide a school in The Gambia with a reading scheme.
Globetrotters helped deliver the assembly to all children with Miss Ward. We talked about our rights as children and explained why we were doing this. Children discussed the question would we still learn to read with no books?
Our globetrotters were the media team for the school and went around taking photos of each year group. Each year group made book marks and reading critters to send over to the children in The Gambia. Year six children came to read with year two children…spreading reading around! It was a brilliant day, thank you for your support 🙂
We were very excited to take part in world food week (17-21st October). It was great to taste all the different foods from around the world.
We were joined by Marcela at Unilever who delivered an assembly to explain why we were taking part in this amazing cause. She explained how there are children just like us around the world who cannot afford a meal. By taking part in world food week in our school, we created opportunities for children in hard to reach areas to have a meal.
Thank you for your support everyone 🙂
Welcome back to our globetrotters for a brand new year of globetrotting adventures. We created brand new lanyards and established our club rules for the year.
Keep up to date with all of our experiences 🙂
We had such a fun day at Hob Green Primary School. We worked with different schools to create some African inspired art. We did some tie dye, shakers, African clay masks, sunsets and African jewellery. We even tried some exotic fruit!
Here we are enjoying our day…
I’m so excited for the next one!
We are busy planning our news broadcast at Peters Hill. This week we have organised our broadcast into sections. We have weather, local news (globetrotters so far), Project Gambia, schools around the world, India and interview the teacher. Is there anything else that we could include?
We are going to be deciding the globetrotters logo this week, thank you for your designs they are great!
Watch this space…
We had a great meeting this afternoon discussing what we could include in our news broadcast. Some of our ideas included comparing our school with a school in Africa, talking about Project Gambia and exploring London as year six visited it recently.
Have you got any more suggestions?
Challenge for the week: design a logo for globe trotters that will appear on our blog and in the broadcast.
Next we looked at some pictures and discussed what we thought was happening. We found out that it was in Sintet and people were laying water pipes for their new well that Project Gambia had donated – which is great!
What could we discuss next week?
We had a great meeting yesterday catching up on some world news. We started off with a picture and we had to work out what the picture was and how it made us feel. Then we talked about what we wanted to find out about it. When we realised it was a picture of the Canada bush fires we were shocked at how much damage it has caused. Our challenge now is to find out more information about it!
We also had a look at First News, we are hoping to have a copy in every classroom so we can all learn about news around the world.
Our challenge for next week is to ask our classes to design a logo for globetrotters, then Mr Duncan will be choosing one to represent our club 🙂
Peter had a great day in Paris with Miss Jones, Mrs Curnin and the other teachers that went.
He visited the International School of Paris and worked with students from all over the world. He took part in a drama session that was great fun and very inspiring.
Apparently he went out for lunch after visiting the Eiffel tower!
Our global mascot, Peter, is taking his first trip tomorrow to Paris with some of the teachers here. To help prepare him we did a little bit of research about Paris and jotted them down on our fact sheets.
Can you find anymore facts about France to share with us next week?
Our meeting today was great because we talked about the feedback we received from each class. You came up with some great suggestions to raise money for Project Gambia, such as a school fete, make food to sell in school, hold a talent contest and compete in a sport event to raise money. We suggested donating old clothes and toys to the children in The Gambia and making a scarecow to send over to their farms so their crops can grow. What lovely suggestions, I will be sending these to Mr Duncan!
What things did your class suggest?
Then to get to know each other a bit more, we talked about the different places we had visited in the world. We put the name of the place on a yellow post it note then stuck it on to the country. Next, we got an orange post it note and jotted down facts that we knew about a country we hadn’t visited. It was so interesting to see what we all knew and what we had experienced.
Can you remember what facts you have found out about a country you haven’t yet visited? What countries have you been to?