Tuesday, 19 April 2011
An amazing turn out for today's trip to Centre of the Cell (in fact a few too many people turned up, so big thanks to the parents who waited patiently while their children went into the pod!).
Families learned so much today...apparently we have 10 000 taste buds and we produce a litre of saliva per day - urgh! And who would have thought when you eat a hot chilli your body temperature goes down, and when you eat a cool mint your body temperature increases? And finally we have about 70 trillion cells in our body - mind boggling stuff.
The trip was part of Stepney Partnership's programme of holiday activities. Why not check out Centre of the Cell by yourself. It is an amazing place to learn about science, it is free, and we are lucky enough to have it on our doorstep!
Friday, 15 April 2011
A lovely day next to the Thames Barrier. Over 90 parents and children across Stepney Partnership schools brought rugs, picnics and games for an old-fashioned day in the park. We took the DLR from Limehouse to Pontoon Dock. Football, cricket, rounders, frisbee and a kite that almost reached the aeroplanes taking off from nearby London City Airport!
The trip was part of Stepney Partnership's programme of holiday family activities.
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
The bracing wind blowing off the Thames didn't stop over 25 families (70+ people) coming down to Shadwell Basin to take part in canoeing, kayaking, climbing and high ropes. A memorable day with the mainly Year 5 and Year 6 children proving what they can achieve with courage, grit and determination. Only a couple of people ended up in the Basin itself - including a Dad from Halley and a child from Ben Jonson!
Big thanks to Jan and Will and the rest of the team at Shadwell Basin for making it such a great day. The trip was part of Stepney Partnership's programme of holiday family activities.