We may have temporarily closed our doors but we’re not letting that get our spirits down here at Sheffield Girls’. Our move to guided home learning has been smoother than any of us could have hoped, with both pupils and teachers embracing this new way of learning with an amazing 1709 ‘live sessions’ taking place across the school in the first week via Google Meet.
We’ve also continued to provide care in school for the children of key workers. They have blown us away with their positivity and creativity when taking part in activities set by our team. They have made flowers to say thank you to their parents who are NHS workers, created pieces of art for a local retirement home, took part in our ‘clapping for the NHS’ social media video, and even tried their hand at ceramics and rock painting with some amazingly creative results.
During this time, we’ve been so impressed with how our pupils have been utilising their time at home to continue their learning, including during their Easter break. Year 6 pupil Sophie was featured on BBC Radio 1 chatting to Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) about how much she's been enjoying his live PE lessons. Sophie talked about how taking part in the sessions set her up for the day ahead and gave her a healthy mindset! If you fancy a listen, you can catch her on Cel and Katie's show from 2 hours 27 minutes in here.
Girls in Year 6 decided to cook up a storm in the kitchen and have their own bake off challenge, with some seriously delicious-looking results. Pupils also took part in a special STEM challenge in which they were tasked with using only paper, sellotape and scissors to create the tallest, free-standing paper tower that they could. We had some impressive entries - one was almost 8 foot tall!
These are difficult and strange times for us all, but we’re so proud of everything that the school community is doing to remain strong. We look forward to opening our doors again in the not too distant future and coming together once again. In the meantime, please stay in touch with us via our social media channels - we love seeing what you’re getting up to!