Pirate’s life for pupils at Barningham Primary School

Barningham Primary School held a share day with pupils dressing up as pirates.

Barningham Primary School held a share day with pupils dressing up as pirates.

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Yo-ho yo-ho it was a pirate’s life for youngsters at Barningham Primary.

During their latest share day, pupils and staff dressed as scurvy scallywags and showcased their creativity through a range of activities.

They designed ‘Wanted’ posters about pirates, created a piece of drama with parents and produced treasure maps.

In a separate project, children in Years 3 and 4 crafted an ancient Greek sculpture and made Greek Gods in a box using pneumatics.

They worked with professional sculptor Liz Nugent and the sculpture will be exhibited as a permanent fixture at the school.

n More than 100 pupils from schools across Suffolk celebrated 10 years of the Junior Road Safety Officer scheme at the county council’s headquarters, in Ipswich.

The scheme gives children the chance to act as ‘message givers’ to their school communities by promoting road safety campaigns.

Awards were presented to schools for the quality and content of their schemes.

Among those receiving gold were Abbots Green Primary, in Bury, silver went to Cedars Park Primary, in Stowmarket, and Sexton’s Manor Primary, in Bury, while bronze was handed to Creeting St Mary Primary and Honington Primary.

n Thetford Academy welcomed 200 Year 6 pupils as part of a two day transition event.

They were introduced to staff and shown around the campus including parts of the academy’s new £19 million building.

Activities included a French breakfast as well as tasters in maths, English, reading, PE, drama, music and humanities.

n Children at Abbot’s Green Primary took part in a ‘Food Glorious Food’ cookery competition.

Culinary delights included biscuits, cakes and savory dishes, which were rated by the headteacher, chairman of governors and external judges.

The winners were presented with a cookery goodie bag.

n Woolpit Primary is displaying an exhibition of ‘Family Journeys’.

Working with their families, pupils created posters, models and photographs showcasing how their relatives came to live in and around the village.