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Heights of Quarantine!

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A group of students in years 10 to 13 are not letting the current restrictions prevent them from helping others. The 10 friends are currently taking part in The Climb challenge created by the Tearfund organisation. This involves each of them climbing their stairs 304 times a day for 7 days, which in total is the height of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Their aim is to raise at least £1000 to enable Tearfund to promote hygiene practices, provide food, and build hand washing stations for people in poverty who are particularly struggling due to the pandemic.

If you would like to support the students in their endeavour their fundraising page can be found at…

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alicestheclimb

Big Challenge Success

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I decided to take part in this year’s Big Challenge, a business enterprise competition, as a friend of mine had taken part in it last year and really enjoyed it and did well. I am able to sew and had seen hair accessories were very fashionable at the moment, and so decided to tap into this market and started to make scrunchies and hairbands, calling my business Yo Scrunchi. I soon realised how popular my products were after my first sale and it just kicked off from there. I sold at several Christmas markets and had a hair accessory stand in my local café. I had a very busy two months making and selling in November and December. I entered two sub categories of the competition The Flying Start and I won that along with four other teams, and we were given a free stall in The Moor Market and also entered the Marketing and Media part of the competition and wrote a report on how I had marketed my business, and I won. I was also invited onto BBC Radio Sheffield to talk about the competition and my business which was a great experience.

The final part of the competition was to write a business report and do a presentation. Due to the current circumstances Covid19, the presentation evening had to be cancelled and the winners announcement was made live on YouTube and I am delighted to say that out of the 230 teams that originally entered the challenge from 18 schools across Sheffield, I won the overall competition as well as the Made in Sheffield award!

The overall experience has been good fun, challenging at times and hard work. However, it has all been worth it!

Madeleine

Start of Term Service

Please see the link below for the service:

Online Easter Assembly 2020

 

Some Easter Games

1- EGG TABOO

Give each person a small basket with a specific number of shaped paper eggs

  • You can use any size cup and eggs you wish, but each person will need to keep their cup  with them throughout.
  • Instruct everyone to pay attention to everyone else. Choose an action or word that needs to be taboo.
  • It could be crossing legs while sitting, saying the word “Easter” or something else.
  • If someone observes another person doing the taboo action, they collect an egg from that person’s cup.
  • At the end, the person with the most eggs wins a prize.

 

2. Easter Egg Bowling:

  • Hard boil a bunch of eggs. Keep them aside to cool. Hand them out to your teen and his friends and ask them to paint different designs on it. Take a large chocolate Easter egg and place it at a spot on the floor. Ask your teen and friends to use their hard boiled eggs and try and bowl over the big chocolate egg. The teen who manages to reach the closest to the chocolate egg gets the prize. 

 

3. Goal The Egg:

·         Hard boil a bunch of eggs for your teen and his friends. Keep them aside to cool. Traditionally, children roll the eggs down a slope as part of an egg race. However, you can create two small goal posts at an appropriate distance in your house and a slope in the garden. Ask your teen and his friends to take turns and roll the eggs between the goal posts. Decide on the number of turns each teen gets. The teen who has the maximum score is the winner. In the case of a tie, you can increase the distance between the goal posts and have a re-take.

 

4. Toss The Egg:

You can play with hard boiled eggs or raw eggs.

  • Ask your teen and his friends to colour and decorate the hard boiled eggs once they are cool. Form groups of two teens and make them stand at a distance from each other. The teens have to toss the eggs at each other. Whoever drops the egg is out. To make it more challenging with each level, you can increase the distance between players. The teen who stays on until the end is the winner.

 

5- EASTER EGG PUSH

This is one of the most hilarious Easter games I have ever played! Okay, so you are going to need some eggs, a designated start line and a designated finish line.

  • To play the game, all the players line up at the start line and the object is to get their egg to the finish line, using only their nose!
  • The first player to do so is the game winner.

Hey, just because you have a teenager or two in the house, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy playing Easter party games!​