Cool Aeronautics - FAAM - 8-12-16
A group of year 6 went to the Fleet Air Arm Museum to take part in a Cool Aeuronautics day. It was run by people from the British Space Agency and the day started with a live link to Tim Peake, Britains only astronaut. What a marvellous opportunity. The group spent the morning designing an air capsule that could carry an astronaut (a mini Tim Peake) and a few other things. They were set the challenge of getting the capsule to land safely and within a drop zone. All four groups did really well; nobody killed Tim and they all hit the target. Next was lunch and this afternoon is the paper plane challenge.
Safety Competition - Jones Building Group
15th November 2016
Children’s safety signs keeping pupils, staff and workers safe at St Michaels Academy
As statutory fire safety compliance works begin at St Michaels Academy, Yeovil, Jones Building Group ensured that all the pupils think safety first as the works are being carried out in school term.
Mark Porter and Nicola Telford presented an assembly before the works began, focusing on the importance of understanding safety signs and how to be safe on a site.
The pupils responded positively in the interactive session, with Mr Rowland and student Mel willingly volunteering to model the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to demonstrate what each item is used for and why they are so important to keep workers safe.
The pupils were asked to design their own safety signs as part of a competition set up by Jones Building Group to continue engagement on this important topic after the assembly has finished.
Mark Porter, Jones Building Group Managing Director said “it is so important to ensure that children are aware of site safety and their role to play in ensuring they are safe as well as their peers and anyone that is at the school.
“We were glad that the pupils responded so well to our assembly and all the entrants for the safety sign competition were excellent.”
Alison Draper, Business Manager at St Michaels Academy added “ …”
Winners were chosen from the entrants, with Nicola Telford and Ellie Sibley returning to present the winners in an assembly attended by the whole school and some of the pupil’s parents. The winners signs will be displayed around the site for the remainder of the programme and all winners will receive a prize when works draw to a close at Christmas.
Pictured ‘The pupils with their winning signs which are now helping keep the site safe at St Michael’s Academy’
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