Happy Easter from all of us here at Tockington Manor School. On the last day of term we had a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt around the grounds; which all the children (big and small) enjoyed and took part in! Here we have some ‘big kids’ hunting eggs and little Millie hugging the Easter Bunny who hopped by for a visit.
Batman and Robin (Tom Edwards and George Symonds) popped in to the last Cross Country of the year last week! A big well done to all the runners who took part and congratulations on a fantastic term for Cross Country.
Hello and welcome to another issue of Totally Tockington. Now as this is our Easter issue, I wanted to draw your attention to something before you begin ploughing through your Easter Eggs. Over 60 hours of work goes in to making a single chocolate bar. The workers that make them in some places only get 1% of the profits made. And this is all done by people in the poorest of countries, such as Ghana and the Ivory Coast. This has been the cause of debate for many years now, and with cocoa prices falling, soon we may not have the eggs we enjoy so much at Easter. The average age of a Cocoa farmer is 50, and as young people don’t want to take up the trade due to poor prospects, something has to be done. That is where Fair Trade comes in. They are helping farmers regain their livelihoods by increasing prices for supermarkets to buy the chocolate bars, and making sure that, after all their hard work, they get more money back. So I urge you, whenever next you buy chocolate, try to look for the Fair Trade sign, as this will change the lives of people around the world. Have a great holiday everyone!
Year 2 have had a very historical week starting with a theatre workshop on Monday; ‘The Quest for Kings and Queens’. The children met mini-knight and learned about how to be a squire and training to be a knight.
On Wednesday, we had a fabulous morning at Raglan Castle. We were the only visitors so were able to explore everywhere. The children particularly liked the dungeon and going up the spiral staircase to the very top of the keep. They even spotted a mini-knight in the gift shop; he must have a very busy job!
At school in the afternoon we discussed the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381, which provoked lots of heated debate.
Well done Year 2 for all their continued enthusiasm.