A renowned medal winning Paralympian came to school today to talk to students about her experiences and hold an interactive fitness session. Sporting champion Beverley Jones, a sprinter turned discus thrower, held a short fitness circuit session for groups of Year 7 students. She then spoke to the students about her career and achievements to date and even handed round the discus she used in the London Paralympic games!
More than 25 students from Years 7, 8 and 9 attended a morning with author Hilary McKay, as she read extracts from her book ‘Skylark’s War’.
Last week a group of Year 7 students had the opportunity to meet Rita the reading dog.
The students are visiting for two days and will be taking part in various school lessons, honing their performance skills in Drama and taking part in Mathematical challenges . Each student has been given a Birkenhead Park School buddy who will look after them, show them around the school and make them feel welcome. They will also be on hand to answer any questions about life in a British school.
Year 7 students had the opportunity last week to visit The Wirral Deen Centre in Birkenhead.
Staff and students celebrated World Book Day last week by decorating their doors, taking part in a book hunt and playing Literacy based games.
Librarian at The Birkenhead Park School, Miss Smith, has won £250’s worth of book vouchers for the school through the Scholastic Book Fair.
The skills based assessment PiXL Apps contain a range of in-built questions that allow students to practice the core skills within subjects such as Mathematics and English to ensure success.
Head of Year 10 at The Birkenhead Park School, Mr Huyton, is to visit Cape Town again in February to meet young children and set up a new project with a foundation he helped establish in 2010.