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.
We had fun learning about no name calling week and suggested ways that we could support this during school. We came up with a list of ideas, one suggestion was to pick a secret student for the day and be extra kind to them then they have to guess who their secret student was. We created kindness wordles for our classroom displays…
Welcome back globetrotters! We had a great first session back after Christmas as we focused on our senses. We discussed World Braille Day and why it is so important. We then created our own name card using the Braille alphabet and had to guide our partner around the year four building with precise instructions. It was very challenging!
We have been busy making labels for our hot chocolate reindeer gifts. We had to agree on what to include on the label, such as the name of the gift, the ingredients and the instructions.
We have had a great day putting together Christmas shoe boxes ready to send out to the children in The Gambia. We hope they like them! Thank you so much for your lovely donations, we are very grateful.
Then we ended the day with some biscuits and squash 🙂
We were joined by Bev Hodt today and she talked to us about the different projects that are happening in The Gambia at the moment. She shared lots of photos and videos with us, and talked to us about the shoe box appeal that we may be getting involved with.
Welcome to our new Globetrotters! We have enjoyed getting to know each other over the last two weeks. Yesterday, we had to decide our new jobs for each member, it was difficult to vote for everyone!
What are you looking forward to the most?
We had fun and escaped the heat to debate whether all plastics should be banned or not. We researched on iPads how much plastic finds its way to the ocean but also how useful reusable plastic is. We decided unanimously that all plastic should not be banned but we need to find a better way of using single use plastic.
We had a great morning working with other schools in the Stour Valley area. We discussed the dangers of single use plastic in the oceans, especially as so much of it ends up there. Then we skyped Peder Hill all the way in Vienna, as he was at the UN conference for World Ocean Day. We worked as a team to create sculptures out of recycled plastic. It was brilliant!
Globetrotters are busy making posters, art work and poetry ready for our global conference next Friday. It is all about protecting life below water and our oceans. We have talked about ways we can do this and one of the things we are focusing on is using less single use plastic.