School Games celebration @ Gloucester Cathedral

On Thursday 30 children from years 2-6 represented Gastrells in dance and gymnastics in the fantastic setting of Gloucester Cathedral at the School Games Celebration ceremony. All of the children were a credit to Gastrells and performed brilliantly. Well done to all involved!

Gymnastics performance @ Gloucester Cathedral! from Jake Muskett on Vimeo.

BAM Group Adventure

On the 11th February the first ever BAM boys group set off on a 5 mile hike that took them along Rodborough Common, past Minchinhampton common and down through Amberley and Theescombe to Dunkirk Mill. From there we walked along the cycle path into Nailsworth and finally arrived at our destination, a yurt in Rockness, where we had our awards ceremony.

Over the last 10 weeks the boys have been meeting to try out new challenges in order to build their skills in:

  • Resilience
  • Problem Solving
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Self and Peer Advocacy
  • Communication

I am incredibly proud of all of them for all they have achieved and it has been a privilege to guide them through this journey.

A special thanks must go to Miss Spiropulous who joined us on our hike (and brought the marshmallows)

Mr Harman

An evening in Kenya

Fascinating evening tonight learning about our Kenyan twinned school – Nyahururu DEB School in Nyahururu.  The cold Gloucestershire night melted away under the warm sunny smiles of the children in Nyahururu school. Ms Karen Saunders shared with us a vivid insight into the vibrancy of Kenyan school and family life. There were also shots of the fabulous scenery including the glorious Jakaranda Lake at dawn.
It was clearly a very memorable experience for both Mrs Saunders visiting Kenya and Mary Mundene  (Head Teacher from our exchange school) visiting Gastrells.

I look forward to seeing the development of the links between our two schools, including sharing information about festivals and setting up a pen pals scheme.

Thank you so much Mrs Saunders for this glorious presentation and for so ably representing Gastrells School in Kenya.