King's St Alban's

8 October

GYM Homework: Pupils grow their minds

Growth Your Mind (GYM) homework returned to King’s St Alban’s last weekend with children from both the Pre-Prep and Prep School creating a whole host of amazing projects which they have thoroughly enjoyed sharing with their peers this week.

Regenerated over the summer, with the assistance of our school council and class representatives, our GYM grids for both Pre-Prep and Prep school pupils are full of inspiring ideas to kick-start pupil imagination and creativity. There was certainly an abundance of both last weekend. As in previous years, there remains the option for the children to follow their own interests and create a project of their choosing, which we always enjoy seeing.

Our younger children in Pre-Prep were very busy creating some beautiful nature ice sculptures, super marble runs, inventing flying machines out of Lego, baking cakes and apple crumble, trying new foods, such as dragon fruit, and building some very cosy reading dens, to name just a few of the projects the children enjoyed sharing.

The Prep school children were equally as busy and inventive. Highlights included the many brilliant Celtic round house models, growing the minds of our Year 4 cohort, who are currently exploring the period in History. In addition, we saw a superb model of a DNA strand with the correct combination of proteins as well as some impressive research about genetics and a great presentation about the activities at Brownie Camp. A twist on a popular board game was fun to see with a Worcester inspired Monopoly board. Following a recipe proved a popular choice with some delicious blackberry jam being made as well as fantastic Halloween inspired biscuits, which some very lucky classmates enjoyed tasting! As ever the children produced wonderful pieces of art, ranging from painted pebble pictures to varied interpretations of famous artists’ work.

Well done, everyone. We are looking forward to seeing how creative you can get next half term!

To find our more about our Growth Mindset programme at King’s St Alban’s click here.