Heronsgate School took part in the Shakespeare Schools festival this term year and performed their version of a Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Albany theatre in Deptford on Thursday 14th November 2019. This is a UK-wide youth drama festival that aims to transform lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. From September the children took part in a special weekly club and have worked extremely hard to learn the language of Shakespeare, develop their acting skills, consider staging and props in order to produce an exciting and wonderful performance. We are so proud of all they have achieved!
Heronsgate had two fantastic days at Royal Arsenal and Thamesmead with the exciting visit from Dominic Mensah – a GB Tumbling Athlete from Inspired Through Sport!
This is a video of Dominic at the 2018 British Championships!
Inspired Through Sport are dedicated to supporting British Athletes and inspiring the next generation of sporting heroes! They help GB’s best on their journey to success through a #GIVINGBACK athlete support programme.
The children at Heronsgate had a fantastic time with Dominic who delivered an inspiring assembly and even showed us how he can do a standing back flip on our stage! The children then got to have a session with Dominic where they took part in a exercise activity and learnt about health and fitness! The children enjoyed asking Dominic lots of questions about his sporting journey!
Our radio presenters were also very excited to interview Dominic for our Heronsgate radio station where he answered lots of questions and talked about his aspirations for the future!
Our children and families raised an amazing £1181 across the both school events, which helps Dominic to progress in his sporting career. Heronsgate will also be receiving a large proportion of the sponsorship money to buy new PE equipment for the school! Congratulations to all the children who fundraised!
We hope to welcome more inspiring athletes next year at Heornsgate!
At the beginning of July, we had a fantastic time during our sports days! The children started with field events, where the classes went around a circuit of events including, throwing, catching, football shooting and basketball scoring. Each class collected points for their house teams! In the afternoon, they competed in a range of races including hurdles, sack, egg and spoon, skipping and sprinting! When all the scores were calculated, the winners were all the Millennium red classes who got 4535 points!! Well done Millennium. Thank you to all out parents and carers who came to support the children in their races!
Year 4 classes took part in a road safety workshop where they learnt how to keep safe when crossing the roads and wearing a seatbelt while travelling in a car. The children wore costumes and props to role play a range of road and car safety scenarios. We will now be looking forward to reading the children’s applications to become Heronsgate’s new ‘Junior Travel Ambassadors’ to help improve road safety for all children at Heronsgate.
Early years also took part in active road safety workshops with our local road safety officer. The children had the opportunity to dress up and role play crossing the roads safely. They also learnt about all the dangers we should look out for when walking outside, and the correct way to wear a seatbelt!
In Year 4 we have been reading ‘Leon and the Place Between’. To help us with our writing we watched a real life magic show with Andy the Magician. It was mesmerising and the audience was astounded!
The Reception children were delighted to have three friendly local police officers visit at school. The visit was linked to their topic ‘Our Local Area’. The officers talked to the children about what the police do to help in the local area. The children also learnt that they shouldn’t talk to strangers and they should not be afraid of policemen! It was exciting for them to try on various parts of the uniform including the helmets, hats and jackets. The officers also gave all the children a special colouring book with tips about keeping safe when online and on the roads. The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and learnt so much!