Safer Internet Day

As part of Dosbarth Gwennol’s work for Safer Internet Day the children took part in two activities this morning. The first was to read the story of Mog and Jo. Mog and Jo were two children that loved to play games online. However, one day they saw something that worried them. Luckily they told a trusted adult what was worrying them. We discussed the importance of always telling an adult if something makes us feel worried or uncomfortable.

Our second activity was to express a range of feelings caused by technology and the Internet.

Kerbcraft

Jim and Rob from Powys Road Safety visited us today to introduce the Kerbcraft scheme.

Kerbcraft is a practical child pedestrian training scheme designed to teach pedestrian skills to 5 to 7 year olds, by means of practical road-side training rather than teaching in the classroom.

Kerbcraft is built around teaching three skills: choosing safe places and routes; crossing safely at parked cars and crossing safely near junctions.

After half term, the children will be taught in the road environment near the school, in pairs or groups of three children, by trained volunteers.

Prayer Club

Prayer club was led by Lily and Esme with the theme of giving thanks. Prayer club is held every Monday at 12.30pm in the library. All welcome.

Worship Council Assembly

Today’s Collective Worship was led by the Worship Council. The assembly was based on our value of ‘Forgiveness’. The Council acted out the story of Jonah and the Whale . Well done to all involved.

Holocaust Memorial Day

This morning we thought about the Holocaust; what happened, when and to whom. We studied some of the laws imposed upon Jewish people at that time. Pupils noticed that as time went on the laws became more extreme.
Some of the laws that made them feel sad was that ‘Jewish people were not allowed to marry non-Jewish people’ and ‘Jewish children were not allowed to go to school with non-Jewish children’.
One of the laws that made them feel scared was that ‘Jewish people must be home from 8pm in the winter and 9pm in the summer’.

Knighton and District Refugee Support Group Q&A

We enjoyed a visit from Larry, Kev and Nicola who are part of the Knighton and District Refugee Support Group who came in to answer some questions to support us with our Mantle. We learnt many interesting facts about the how the group support refugees and also how we can help in supporting refugees.

The Knighton and District Refugee Support Group

This afternoon Larry, Nicola and Rev Ken (who are members of this group) visited us to talk to us about what they do. They explained that there are about 40 members who support refugees, possibly host refugees, support hosts and fundraise to facilitate this; they raise about £5000 a year.
Our pupils asked some really insightful questions and were really intrigued by what our visitors had to say. They were particularly taken by the flashbacks that refugees experience when completing very simple activities (such as going swimming) and the idea that refugees think it’s unsafe to drink water from a tap without treating or boiling it first.