Friday TED sessions have had a makeover and there are some exciting new options on offer this term. Today saw our first group of Year 5s head to Bartley Green reservoir for a sailing lesson. Meanwhile back at BCS there were children getting fit in Zumba with Miss Nazir and a group in the dining room enjoying a Cook-Along with Mr Moss.

As ever Mr Moss has been thinking up ideas to excite the children and this afternoon he surprised his TED group with a cake decorating challenge. After demonstrating the method for making swiss rolls, in Blue Peter style he delivered ‘some made earlier’ and asked the children to use their creativity to decorate their very own mini Colins (or Cuthberts, if you prefer).

No doubt you will be familiar with the story behind this famous Marks & Spencer chocolate cake which has been hitting the news lately.  Well at BCS we are not attempting to enter into any battles but we did take the opportunity to use the story to bring about discussions on how we are all unique, reflected in different caterpillar designs expressing each child’s individuality. At the same time, Mr Moss wanted to raise awareness for a charity close to his heart and this fitted nicely with the charitable origins of Colin the Caterpillar. Please support Luke and his team as they continue to raise money for Holroyd Howe’s nominated charity, Children of the Mountain, a non-profit organisation that focuses on the poorest areas of Nepal, building primary schools, kindergartens, creative classrooms, and providing teacher training. Click here to donate.

Mrs Dredger