Monday, 16 November 2015

The Great Cup Challenge ~ Class 4

The first school challenge for Class 4 of the Archbishops Trust Youth Leaders Award was to complete the Great Cup Challenge!

They had to work together as a team to make a tower out of the cups using only the elastic band device. They were not allowed to touch the cups or the table with any part of their body.

The children needed to work as a team to pull the elastic contraption so that the central band opens and closes that enables them to pick up the cups and make the tower- they need to work this out for themselves though!
A great deal of concentration and determination was needed, but the main skills required were cooperation, communication and team spirit!
Their perseverance paid off and they were soon rewarded for their efforts which was a very satisfying feeling!

Well done Class 4 for conquering the Great Cup Challenge! 

Class 2 Outdoor Learning Area ~ Official Opening

On Monday 16th November 2015 the Class 2 Outdoor Learning Area was officially opened by the Reverend and Mrs Wilton and Mr Stewart Hartley on behalf of the Lady Hastings Trust.
The children in Class 2 were very keen to show off their new learning environment to the visitors and enjoyed telling them all about the different learning areas.

We were presented with a special plaque which will be displayed in our playground as a reminder of the support that the Lady Hastings Trust have given to the development of our outdoor learning.

It was a very special occasion and we feel very proud to have such a wonderful outdoor environment in which to learn at Harewood Primary School.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Archbishop's Trust Youth Leaders Award ~ Launch Assembly

On Thursday this week Class 4 took part in their Archbishop's Trust Youth Leaders Award Launch Assembly.

The Youth Leaders Award is a unique active citizenship programme which empowers young people to make a difference in their local community whilst growing in key leadership skills at the same time.
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is a charity based in the north of England which began it's life in 2008 when the Archbishop of York Dr. John Sentamu announced his vision that rather than being part of the problem facing some of our communities today, young people were actually the answer.
The Youth Trust believes in young people and that they have the potential to change our world for the better.
As a charity the Archbishop's Trust exists to help resolve issues through reaching out to young people, engaging with young people and empowering them to be the change they want to see.
Throughout the awards there will be lots of challenges set to help you serve others and be the change you want to see.
There will be 4 school challenges that will be completed as a class and 4 mini personal challenges that will be completed at home.
Finally there is the community challenge that we will all work together as a class to organise. This will take place in the summer term and will complete the award. This will be our way of serving the community.
All the challenges will be recorded in our Archbishop trust scrap book as a way of evidencing the challenges we have completed and celebrating our success.
When all the challenges have been completed and we have shown that we can be good leaders and make positive changes in the world, in our school and in our families we will be presented with the Key stage 2 Archbishop Trust Youth Leaders Award in our final assembly in July.
We hope that you now feel well informed about the Youth Leaders Awards and we look forward to sharing our progress with you throughout the year.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Superhero day at Harewood!

Well done Harewood! We've raised £120 for Children in Need - you all truly are superheroes now!