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The Mighty Mile

posted 15 May 2017, 11:42 by Claire Bradford

Last week Hawthorn did their school assembly on the mighty mile.

Across the UK, lots of children walk or run a mile a day while they're at school.  Hawthorn class thought we could do this at Penmaes and showed us how.
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First they did some measuring. Jasmine walked around the edge of the field, using the GPS on a phone to see how many laps she needed to do for a mile. She worked out that 1 mile is 4 laps around the edge of the field and the playground.

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If you want to stay on the playground, Keeley and Alanna have worked out how 
many laps you need to do to make a mile.  They measured one full rotation of Johnny's wheelchair.  Then they all went round the edge of the playground using his wheels to find out how far it was.
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They found out that 1 mile is 16 laps of the playground.




Hawthorn have encouraged us all to take part in the Mighty Mile and some of us have begun to give it a go.



              

The Animal Care Group get a New Chicken Coop

posted 17 May 2016, 12:06 by Claire Bradford   [ updated 23 May 2016, 03:02 by Scott Robinson ]

Our new chicken coop has arrived, with the chickens feeling very much at home already.

Here’s the new coop. The girls are very happy with it although we still have a bit of painting to do!




We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘Guess how many mini-eggs competition’! Your contributions have given us the funds that we needed to ensure that Henmaes continues to be a happy, comfy and safe place for our chickens.

Congratulations to the lucky winners! We were so pleased with the amount of people who had a go, we decided to give a 2nd and 3rd prize too!

1st Prize – Monty Groves (Foundation)

2nd Prize – Johnny Davies (Class 4)

3rd Prize – Katie Davies (Lower 3)




   

The coop was purchased from PetWise in Pontypridd. We’d like to thank them for their kind donation of a 20kg bag of layers pellets for the chickens.

We would also like to thank Cariad for donating all the money they had from bag charges over the Easter holidays.






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