Bourne Westfield pupils follow the yellow brick road

Pupils at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy take part in a production of The Wizard of Oz EMN-140704-175557001

Pupils at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy take part in a production of The Wizard of Oz EMN-140704-175557001

Year 6 pupils at Bourne Westfield Primary School proudly presented The Wizard of Oz to packed audiences last week.

Year 6 staff, led by head of year Gillian Goodwin produced the show with children undertaking not only acting roles but also supporting roles with the music, programme production, scenery and other important duties.

The production was a great success and received tremendous acclaim from parents and guests.

Headteacher, Elaine Radley said: “The children really enjoyed putting on this stunning performance; we definitely have some thespians in the making!

“All our Year 6 children took part and there was not a dry eye in the house as they performed the final rendition of ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’.”

The production was just one fantastic event during a busy few weeks for pupils at the school.

Year 4 children have recently been involved in the Eat Happy Project and Farm to Fork initiative.

They have had an opportunity to see where their food comes from, learning about how food is grown and made and also enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of Tesco Bourne.

The children really enjoyed seeing how bread is made in the bakery and were delighted to bring speciality breads back to school to sample.

They also sampled different cheeses and found out where they came from and which kind of milk was used in their production.

A highlight of the tour was a visit to the freezer – nicknamed the ‘ice cave’- which was -19 degrees! The topic linked in with the children’s geography work and Fairtrade.

The last two weeks has seen Bourne Westfield the host of both football and netball tournaments.

The football tournament brought a fantastic turnout with eight teams contesting a very competitive and closely fought competition.

Teams competed in two leagues of four with the top team in each league playing each other in the final to find the overall winners.

Bourne Westfield, having won their last tournament, had high hopes of reaching the final but alas this was not to be and they achieved a very creditable third place following a fiercely fought play-off.

Edenham Primary School, who were well-organised and competitive throughout were the well-deserved winners.

The netball tournament followed with eight teams involved. For some of the participants it was their first experience of playing in a tournament but all had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon which marked a lovely end to the spring term.

Bourne Westfield played some good flowing netball but were narrowly beaten into third place by Bourne Abbey Primary Academy.

The school will next compete in the volleyball county finals on April 29.

And pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5, were visited by David Hawes, the director of Children’s Woodland Adventures.

He taught the pupils to build their own fire pit, dig trenches and creating surrounding seats. The fire pit was initiated with the cooking of bread!

Rhys Crane, Jack Lomas, Harry Revell and Zak Wood, from Year 4, said: “We were surprised how long it took the bread to cook but it was really fun and exciting.

“The bread was delicious, even in the rain!”




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