Gillespie news: Malagasy movie and Ghana catch-up

Malagasy assembly

We had a marvellous assembly with a lady called Louise. She came in and taught us facts about her life in Madagascar. And I, Leila, got to dress up in a lemur costume. When the pupils were arriving at the assembly, we asked them to guess what animal I was. Most answers were very close. Some of them said skunk, others said beaver and monkey. After some time several children in Y1 and Y3 guessed the answer. It was fun, but I got a little bit too hot!

Malagasy assembly

Malagasy assembly

Do you remember that we are a hosting a cinema night on Monday 12th October? The plan is to have three classrooms to use as cinema screens, so that we can have more room for more people to watch Madagascar 1, 2 or 3.

Lab_13 Ghana catch-up

Yesterday, Rick and Cathy from Ignite visited our Lab_13 and brought us cool presents from Ghana. He updated us on the progress of Lab_13 Ghana. He showed us many pictures of how much they enjoy themselves. He gave us the idea of hosting our own international competition from the inspiration of Lab_13 Ghana.

Rick 1

Rick brought us a Ghanaian scarf and beads, which we are going to create a display with. He also brought an item called the confuserphone, which they had in the other Lab_13s. In addition, he gave us many ideas for experiments, such as the stroop test and the Pulfrich effect.


Thank you to Rick Hall for giving us permission to use some of his photos!

Written by Leila Y5 and Hivron Y6

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