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The Gallery Oldham
This week English Oak have enjoyed meeting up with our link school St Paul's Royton, at a workshop at The Gallery, Oldham.
We started the day with some warm up games, such as drawing one another's portraits and circle time activities. It was great to see our friends from St Pauls again.
After that we spent some time in The Gallery learning all about the local history of Oldham.
After lunch, we split up to two groups. One group went to the Oldham Music Centre and took part in a workshop in which we collaborated with our friends at St Paul's to write our very own lyrics to song entitled 'This Is Us.'
Another group stayed at The Gallery and took part in an art project in which we collaborated with the children of St Paul's to design a joint banner. We were thrilled to hear that this banner will be displayed at The Gallery Oldham in July and cannot wait to show off our wonderful art work to our families and friends.
We had great fun and made some new friends. St Paul's have invited us to visit their school in March. We can't wait !
What is the Linking Project?
The Linking Project supports schools and communities to develop a positive, cohesive ethos by helping children, young people and adults to explore identity, celebrate diversity, champion equality and promote community. Throughout the year, pupils from Bare Trees in Year 3 will be meeting with pupils from other schools in Manchester to complete activities and build new friendships.
We visited Castleshaw as part of our Linking Project in Year 3. We visited with Holy Rosary school, Thorpe and St. Paul's. We were split into two groups for our day. First we played get to know you games, orienteering and then we went on the adventure park. After our lunch, we looked at the United Kingdom and it's countries. We then used Google Earth to locate our schools and Castleshaw. Then we looked at maps, using our map and fieldwork skills we had to complete a walk through the grounds, up on the hills passing bridges and the reservoir. We had to use the key symbols and clues on the map to find the correct route. We enjoyed our day, we made new friends and developed our skills as Geographers.