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"Discovering and learning together"
The PSA are holding their annual Christmas Fair at the school on Saturday 29th November from 1230pm to 2.30pm. Please do join us to help the school raise funds - you are all welcome!
Bishops Down Cross Country
A very big WELL DONE to the five children who competed for Bishops Down in the second meeting of the Cross Country League for Tunbridge Wells schools on Thursday 20th November. Three girls competed in the Year 3/4 Girls’ race, and two boys ran in the Year 3/4 Boys’ race. For some children it was their first ever race and all of them did very well!
Year 5 Greenwich visit
‘On Wednesday 5th November Y5 Redwood went to Greenwich Planetarium. We went to an observatory that was very interesting and they did a show about the night sky which included information about planets, stars, galaxies, comets and asteroids. We went to the shop. We also had a lesson about planets and the sun. It was a great day out and thank you to all the parents and teachers who took us.’ Amelia and Samira
Stopgap Dance Company
On the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd October we were extremely lucky to have professional dancers from Stopgap Dance Company visit Bishops Down. Stopgap integrate dancers with and without disabilities. Dancers Laura, Amy and Joy led a group of very enthusiastic Bishops Down children in an afternoon that allowed the children to collaborate with a partner and explore their own movements, self-expression and left them with an overall feeling of an ‘I can ‘ attitude. Following the workshop, all of the key stage 2 children were invited into the hall to take part in a Q&A with the dancers, where they were able to watch a few clips of the dancers in action and asked some great questions.
Here’s what some of the workshop participants said:
“I liked all of it! I loved working with my partner. The dancers were inspirational. The thing was that it was dancing and working together. I would like to do it again.” – Livy
“The dancers were pretty, nice. I liked the games, sponge dancing, running to the adults.” – Rosie
“I like dancing. I was dancing. The girl gave me a sponge. There was one in a wheelchair. She’s good. It was funny, the dancing was funny. My favourite was sponge dancing up down, up down.” – Anja
“Being a sponge!” - Phoebe
“I liked the ladies. They helped me quite a lot because they knew I was blind. They explained what arm/ elbow movements to do and when watching the video explained what was on the screen.” – Malachi
“They were really good. I liked making up our own dances.” – Madison
“I loved it. It was professional. It’s good that they have disabled dancers. I liked running and freezing.” – Anna
“It was fun, I enjoyed it all. They were nice. It was just so fun!” – Orla
“I liked twisting, the spongy dance.” – James