What does the word ‘hero’ mean to you?

What kinds of things do heroes do?

How do we recognise heroes?

Do you need to be physically strong to be a hero?

Who is a hero to you?

These were questions posed to Year 4 at the end of the Lent Term in preparation for the children to decide on a hero for the Year 4 Heroes Event on Wednesday 7th July.

The children were asked to develop a visual display about the life story, achievements and successes of their chosen hero and to explain why they are a hero to them.

There was an excited buzz in the Sports Hall from 8am this morning, when the Year 4 children began arriving with their work. Many children also chose to dress in character, giving us a hint of who their hero might be! 

It is evident from walking around the presentations and discussing the children’s heroes with them, the amount of thought, time and care that has gone into the displays, and the Year 4 teachers are very impressed by the standard of the children’s work. It has been so interesting for us to spend time reading the displays and also to see the many and varied people who have been chosen as the children’s heroes.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to invite the wider school community to see the children’s presentations, but the Prep classes have had the opportunity to visit the exhibition today. Please view the photo montage below to see the wonderful projects that were on display and/or click here to view the video montage.

The Year 4 teachers would like to say a huge thank you to the children for their wonderful work and to the parents for their unwavering support.

Most importantly, we want the Year 4 children to know that they are all heroes in our eyes!

Mrs James