16 Nov

  • By wendydodds

p1090441p1090444p1090447p1090515p1090525p1090445In line with our current World War 1 enrichment theme, lower school pupils stepped back in time to experience some of the games and pastimes enjoyed by children 100 years ago.

A far cry from the elaborately-packaged, electronic wonders of technology available to today’s youngsters, our students soon realised that the games of yesteryear were largely born out of children’s imaginations and the very simple, everyday items at their disposal, such as chalk, pebbles, string and the like.

The session commenced with a robust game of British Bulldog, followed by a carousel of activities, both indoor and outdoor, such as Helma, Hopscotch, Hoops and Sticks, Cat’s Cradle, Dominoes and Snakes and Ladders, to name but a few. All entered into the spirit with enthusiasm, inspiring Miss Barry and myself to dream up a variety of ideas for the next few weeks.

Mrs Mash