Hockey was on the agenda this week for Year 5 / 6 pupils of Milverton. Our debut at playing hockey had mixed success with the team showing flair and commitment. Although we showed much potential, the experience of the other teams meant that we finished in 5th place in this Cluster competition at North Leamington School.
Well done to, Dylan , Alek, Luke, Toby, Tally, Paige, Alice, Leo, Marcus and Joe.
Earlier this week 21 Milverton children spent a session planting sunflower seedlings with Jo, a Community Ranger from Jephson Gardens. The children will be nurturing the seedlings before they are handed back to Jephson Gardens and planted in the new sensory garden. The garden will provide visitors with different ways to interact with the environment including sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. We hope that the children will be able to visit the garden when it is open.
Not everyone knows the difference between a diapasons and a reed stop, but class 56G now do! A workshop organised by Ruth Smith, from St Mark's Church, with the Derby and District Organists’ Association meant the 30 children explored the way in which a church organ works. After listening to a short performance they quickly got busy by finding out how all the sounds were made on a working model organ, bellows and all. Children learnt how to use their feet on the pedal board and had a go at playing on the church organ console. An interest in engineering featured highly in the workshop with children building their own organ façade out of dowel rods and took a close look at the mechanisms behind the keyboard. A very inspiring and unique event!