Term 2 has flown by; we launched a challenging Geography topic comparing Bristol to the American city of New Orleans, learning about the city through the lens of the stunning graphic novel “Drowned City -New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina” by Don Brown. We developed this topic last year, and it has since been adopted by other schools in the area. Not only have we learnt about the geographical features of another city, but also about its social landscape and the dilemmas and choices which present themselves in a crisis. We have learnt to cook New Orleans praline, familiarised ourselves with the roots of jazz, and explored the art of Willie Birch.
We enjoyed a trip to the cinema as part of the IntoFilm Festival, a morning of planting birch, willow and holly trees for the National Trust in beautiful woodland at the Mojo Active site in Almondsbury, as well as a carol singing excursion into Cabot Circus, raising £123 for Ronald McDonald House charity. It has been a busy seven weeks!