50 Things to
do before you're 9
St Augustine’s CE Academy are enjoying an exciting concept – “50 things to do before you’re 9!”
At St Augustine’s we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure a holistic approach to each child’s development. One of our aims is that all children will leave our academy with confidence and compassion that will enable them to tackle a wide range of experiences. As part of this we are introducing an exciting new concept - “50 things to do before you’re 9!”
During their time at St Augustine’s, from nursery through to year four, children will be given the opportunities to experience the 50 “things” which are aimed to challenge them in a wide range of contexts.
Holding a scary beast, building a den, having a pen pal, visiting a place of historical interest, baking a cake, visiting a different place of worship, canoeing, teaching another child a skill and climbing a tree – to name but a few.
St Augustine’s are launching this event with a fabulous day of interactive workshops from Rent-a-Beast, where the children will experience holding scary beasts (one of the 50 “things”) from a stick insect to a tarantula!
Our Nursery and Reception trying their hand at some circus skills!
Every season we are lucky enough to have a morning walk at Eland Lodge. John Coupland is an excellent host and has helped the children tick off many things on their '50 things list', these include rolling down hills, climbing trees, picking blackberries, explore inside a tree, climbing a huge hill, finding creepy crawlies plus many more. Our next Autumn walk is on October the 22nd and we cannot wait!