On Wednesday 28th January 44 year 2 children spent a fascinating and mesmorising day in Birmingham at the Sea Life Centre. We touched prickly star fish, watched penguins dive, found the brightly coloured, tiny, poisonous dart frog, discovered that daddy seahorses can give birth to 150 babies and marvelled at the sea world above us as we walked along the underwater tunnel.
08:45 - the coach has departed, everyone has been to the loo, and the air conditioning is working! But the big question on all the children's lips is: Can we watch a DVD?
11:26 - We're just pulling into central London. No one has been sick, spirits are high, lots of famous landmarks spotted already ... and a BMW i8! Two boys in particular are very excited to see that.
12:00 - After arriving a little later than expected, we stop for an early lunch in the Turbine Hall.
12:45 - We are enjoying exploring a room with art works around a theme of energy and movement. Lots of pieces of art are making us ask the question "is this really art?'
13:30 - A very interesting video about visually impaired artists drawing and painting portraits, and some interesting sculptures that make us question what is valuable, and what is junk.
15:00 - The coach has just departed and we are enjoying some very contemporary 'art' - traffic! Everyone talking about favourite sculptures and paintings, sharing sketches, eating Twixes and relaxing after a fantastic day.
A huge thank you to all of the parent helpers who came with us to lead groups around the museum.
Yesterday, our indoor athletes from years 5 and 6 (11 girls and 13 boys) took part in the Central Area finals at Campion School. Following their success in the qualifying heats the children approached the finals with confidence in their abilities. The level of competition amongst the 5 schools was impressive with some amazing athletic talent on show. The children had a great afternoon and supported each other well. Over all the track and field events the Milverton team finished in 4th place. Well done to all the children who took part and gave their best.