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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.

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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