Blewbury School: Inspiring Minds through Outstanding Opportunities.

Our Christian Values this year  - Appreciation, Community, Forgiveness and Perseverance 

British Council - International School Award 

We were in the Herald Series and the Oxford Mail Please click  the link to see the online version 

Our visitors from Finland, Germany and Spain plus their hosts and plus Year 6 pupils who took part in workshops. 

Finland

Day Five

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All of us together today on a trip to Oulu. First was an interactive Science museum which was great fun and really enjoyed by all the children and adults.

We then had a picnic in the park and fun in the play area. Next shopping in Oulu's new shopping centre - even this had a quieter calmer feel than most similar places in England.

I think we will all miss the huge skies, the wonderful fresh air, the welcoming people and  the fact that it is still completely light at midnight !!!

Early start tomorrow and this way round could feel more tired as we put our clocks back during the day. Home hopefully by 5.30pm ready for school in the morning!

All parents do come along on Thursday at 7pm to hear both about our Finland trip and about the Global Learning Network.

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Day Four

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More workshops, this time with a physical education as well as mathematical theme. Children learnt Finnish baseball for one of their workshops and I'm pleased to say that there was some great batting as well as efficient fielding from our representatives.

It was strange to see everyone catching with a large oversized mitt and then throwing with the other hand.

The other workshop, which started with the maths problem solving that the children had been working on, included a fast game of tic tac toe using bean bags and hops and a construction out of newspapers and masking tape. The other activities including solving equations and running and remembering a route through a grid.

All the children were presented with a certificate at the end of the day.

The teachers went on a boat trip round the islands at Raahe, in the fog, and cold. However we did stop to eat Salmon cooked on an open fire!

A day out all together tomorrow.

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Day Three

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Today we had workshops at school. The children worked in teams of four , one from each country - Finland, Germany, Spain and England. They were completing robotics and programming with vehicles and simple robots. Fun and demanding activities.

We are two ours ahead here in Finland and at the school they have their lunch break early. Today we had lunch at 10.15 which was 08.15 English time, before everyone had started school!

More workshops tomorrow.

As adults we are observing and noticing which activities encourage Communication, cooperation and collaboration. It is interesting to see how long it takes, these mixed groups, to start using words rather than gestures or nods of the head.

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Day Two

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Today everyone has been at school and been with their hosts in various classes. They have joined in with Maths, computing, a library visit, outside PE , English lessons and an RE lesson to name a few.

All seem well and trying to get involved.

It really is strange that when the sun sets it is still light as the title of the world means that it is just below the horizon.

I have heard about fishing and cake making as well as plenty of bouncing on trampolines. The weather has been quite cold today.

School starts at 8.40 so not very different from us but lunch is either  10.15 or 111.15 depending on which class you are in !!

Workshops start tomorrow.

For the adults it was a Sauna tonight, I'm not sure if the children have had this experience yet.

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Finland

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Our flights all went well including the connection at Helsinki.
The children all went successfully to their families and we look forward to seeing them again in the morning where they will be in various classes.
We are two hours ahead here and even at 11.15 there are no signs of it getting dark!
Hopefully photos as well tomorrow.

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Well done Clara. 

The final Cross Country in the year's series, you have competed in all of them and deserved your best position of the season today. A well run 6th.

From September  Blewbury has had Expert Centre status. 

If you are interested in becoming a partner school and having access to free CPD and much , much , more please contact the school or go to the Global Learning page Click here 

At the meeting for the new school year three documents were given out 

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Outline School Development Plan 2016/17

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Queens of Syria -

In July 2016 we had a very special visit from two Syrian women Refugees who are in this country to perform a play about their plight. 

This has been supported by the British Council who invited us to host these visitors. 

https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/classroom-resources/list/queens-syria

http://media.wix.com/ugd/ed7be1_da0c0e34138b4e83bb9316e3f6ef67fa.pdf

Maha, on the left has also taken part in a webcast organised by the British Council. This is more suitable for Secondary pupils but may be of interest to parents. 

http://bc07072016-secondary.modstreaming.com

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