Festival of Wellbeing – Day Four

Another busy day.

Highlights included:

The Pre-Prep had a visit from Marky the Guide Dog and his owner Alex. They learnt all about how a guide dog is trained and handled, looked at some braille and tried on pairs of glasses with different lenses to simulate varying degrees of sight loss.
Click here to see the photographs.

We had more sign language workshops with Mary Palmer. All the children who have done these have really enjoyed the sessions.
Click here to see the photographs.

One of the most amazing events this week. A tea party given by Year 6 to elderly members of the community.
“Today Hazlegrove welcomed a delightful group of elderly people from the community for an afternoon of ‘Tea and Conversation’ with our Year 6 pupils. The pupils have been busy baking delightful treats of shortbread, scones, lemon drizzle cake and chocolate brownies, in their Food Technology lesson, which they served to their table of guests.  The tea and conversation was flowing and we were all entertained by a musical ensemble consisting of a flute group, piano playing and singing.  What a perfect way to spend the afternoon!  Both pupils and our guests had a wonderful time and we are all incredibly proud of our Year 6 pupils.  Everyone involved left with a huge sense of wellbeing and we are looking forward to organising our next afternoon of ‘Tea and Conversation.’” Mrs Spilsbury.
“It was really interesting to have such grown up conversation with the pupils. They are so articulate and certainly looked after us – the perfect hosts. We were so glad that we went, it was lovely.” Mr and Mrs Lovelace.
Click here to see the photographs.

The Year 2 and Nursery had a lovely afternoon in Forest School including lunch (sausages in buns), corn on the cob and bananas and chocolate on the fire for pudding.  They made willow hearts for mother’s day and then had plenty of time to choose activities after – Elder necklaces, den building, conker run and much more…
Click here to see the photographs  and click here to see the Year 2 photographs.

All this was topped off with a really fabulous Concert of Wellbeing. Victoria Sayles and the Alberni Quartet, Stephen Marquiss and Piano Portals, James Rippingale on guitar and Andrew Keenan on Alto Saxophone with an absolutely beautiful piece that he had composed for the festival. A wonderful, wonderful evening of top quality musical entertainment.
Click here to see the photographs.

For two weeks a group of parents are working out with staff from our sports department following the Couch to 5K programme.
Listen to the Radio HzG interview with two of the mummies taking part.


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