Replacing our usual Town Time and Plus Rewards this year, we enjoyed our inaugural Pyrland Day, a celebration of togetherness in the final week of the Lent Term.
Leading the way, our Deputy Head Pastoral, Mr Steve Watson, created a day full of all manner of hobbies, sports and activities, bringing together members of staff to share their known and hidden talents with the whole school.
So, with the timetable well and truly taken over, pupils could opt for various different things, depending on their interests. We had archery and dancing, board games and coding, football and water polo, forest fun and drama games, hockey and netball, meditation and mindfulness, cooking and musical storytelling, swimming and mountain biking, even robotics and trampolining! There was also a spot of camping (skills) taking place in the woods, and for our creative pupils, a chance to go wild in the art room.
Commenting, Steve said: "This has been a challenging term, one almost of two halves. Coming back together three weeks ago was just fantastic and the children took it all in their stride. We felt this would be a positive way to reward them for their hard work, resilience and good humour while we have all adapted to lockdown measures being tightened and loosened."
He added: "It's a special day to enjoy each other's company in a relaxed setting away from formal learning – enjoyment being the central focus of the day."
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