Geography teacher, Mr Robinson, headed over to Newchurch Primary school for a pirate themed geography day.
Friday 3rd October was no ordinary day for Mr Robinson, as he donned his finest pirate clothes and sailed over to Newchurch Primary School for their ‘Shiver Me Timbers’ – Geography Theme Day.
This was the first of a series of subject-specific theme days that Newchurch Primary are holding throughout the year where, instead of completing their usual classroom activities, students will complete a range of themed tasks to develop key skills in one particular subject.
‘Shiver Me Timbers’ focussed primarily on map skills with students from all years learning about map features including scale, contour lines and grid references in order to help direct Captain Barbosa to the buried treasure!
Mr Robinson was certainly impressed by what he saw, “It was great to see students working very hard on different geographical skills throughout the day in every year group. There was a wide range of exciting activities taking place which will help them develop their map skills ready for life in secondary school”.
We were keen to be involved, after being made aware, by Newchurch Primary Acting Headteacher Mrs Narraway, of the creative and exciting challenges undertaken by students during the day, and staff from CHS will attend a number of the theme days throughout the year. The next day is focussed on Food technology and we are looking forward to sampling ‘The Great Newchurch Menu’!