Oxford University Outreach - from a Penguinologist!
This week students in Bayards Hill and Cheney had a fascinating talk from Dr Tom Hart who is a Penguinologist at Oxford University and is just getting ready to go on a 3-month expedition to Antarctica. Tom spoke about why he works in penguin conservation, what it's like to live in the remotest parts of the land for 3 months and covered important points like what kind of food they eat!
You can track what Tom and his team gets up to on expeditions here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/penguintom79/penguin-watch
Tom has some great plans for further outreach - and wants to get other speakers with jobs equally as fascinating as his. We will look to stream the sessions from Cheney/Bayards to other schools in the local area to extend the opportunity.
Watch this space...
World Book Day
Students from across the Trust had great fun on World Book Day. Cheney Students 'dropped everything and read' for 20 minutes. This included students, teachers and support staff. It was great to see so many people have a dedicated time to read!
Students at Bayards Hill enjoyed a visit from Children's Author Ian Whybrow - he bought to life characters in his books for students of all ages. The Nursery children particularly enjoyed pretending to be robots!
Oxford Festival of Light
Both Schools took part in the Oxford Christmas Light Festival - and made some very impressive lanterns for the display. They even made it into the local press!
Cheney School and Bayards Hill supported Anti-Bullying week 2017, wearing blue and donating £1 to a great cause