P1140545 webA buzz of excitement filled the air as the children arrived at school for Founder's Day. The Wind Band started the day by playing 'Happy Birthday' to the Kew College community and, within minutes, Year 6 began scaling the rock climbing wall to view the scene from the dizzy heights of the summit. As the children entered the school, there was much more to discover and the children's eyes lit up as the array of activities was revealed.


The theme of birds permeated many of the activities, as well as decorations around the school and playground. The Infants were treated to a Birds of Prey workshop where they learnt about the amazing features and adaptations of a number of different birds, both big and small. All of the children decorated a bird mask, combining bright colours, sequins, glitter and feathers to produce impressive results. The Infants also had a hands-on experience with a variety of minibeasts, many stepping forward to hold stick insects, snakes and lizards, and took on the physical challenge of the bouldering wall.


The Junior House children's musicality and teamwork were tested in their Samba Drumming workshops. Each group performed on a different percussion instrument and were given a different rhythm to play, combining to produce an excellent sound. They pedaled energetically to blend their own refreshments on the Smoothie Bikes and competed on the Inflatable Football pitch, finding out just what it is like to be a player in a game of table football!


Our thanks go out to Mrs Morey for creating a spectacular owl cake, which has overseen events from the foyer throughout the day. We are also very grateful to all of the parents who baked the delicious cakes for the children and to the KCF reps who ensured their safe delivery to the classes.


Some quotes from the children illustrate what a fantastic day it has been, enjoyed by all!

 

"The most energetic and delicious, mouth-watering smoothies, made by us on the brilliant SMOOTHIE BIKES!!"
Chloe – Year 5


"I scaled the heights and saw the sights of Kew, from the magnificent climbing wall."
Aaryan – Year 5


"My favourite part of today was playing football. It was important to use teamwork to succeed."
Noah - Year 3


"I got higher on the climbing wall than I thought I could. It was great!"
Max – Year 3


"I loved the climbing because it was a real challenge and I felt so proud when I got to the top."
Maya – Year 3

 

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