In Focus May 2012
Year 1’s Trip to the Candle Factory and the Ice Cream Farm.
Eight boys from Birkenhead School helped the U13 Oxton Cricket Club squad to a really successful end to the 2011 season. After finishing runners up early in the season at the Chelford Festival (losing by 3 runs to Upton CC), they went on to win the U13's Cheshire League's Divisional Cheshire Cup. The team was captained by James O'Neill. Thomas Granby ended the season as leading wicket taker in the U13's Cheshire League with a total of 34 wickets in cup and league matches for both the U13's and the U15's. Laurence Kehoe deserves a special mention as he played well in several games - contributing in all disciplines - despite being two years younger than the rest of the boys! In alphabetical order the Birkenhead contingent of the team comprised:
To link our two science topics, „Materials‟ and „Light and Dark‟, we visited the candle factory and the ice cream farm. We started the day at the candle factory where we made our own candles. We learnt a song to help us: In the wax Out the wax Drip, drip, drip In the water, Out the water Wipe, wipe.
Thomas Granby Sam Johnson Lawrence Kehoe Daniel Knight
We needed a little help to twist the two parts of the candle together.
James Moores Owen Morris James O'Neill (Captain) Harry Unsworth
Thomas & Daniel Knight are in the centre of the front row holding the Trophy. Mr J Granby
We also made gorgeous candle holders to take home. Leah Pinker painted hers pink and purple and then added lot‟s of glitter.
After our lunch at the ice cream farm we went to their ice cream parlour for a tasty ice cream. Anna Leuf-Nicholls enjoyed hers! Year One would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who helped, we had a lovely day!
C M Bennett, Year 1 teacher
On Wednesday 14 March, I got the amazing opportunity to go to the European Premier of the film The Hunger Games. We got the train straight from School to get to London with just enough time to change and then pick up our tickets from a restaurant in the O2 arena. Then we ventured deeper into the arena, past the mobs of screaming people, to enter Cineworld, the place where the première was to be held. Just behind us were Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Lawrence - stars of the film. After being checked to make sure that we didn‟t have any recording equipment on us, we were allowed to enter. Our screening, surprisingly, had an audience of the size you would expect at the local Odeon or Vue. Other people were spread across similar screenings around Cineworld. We had to wait a while but eventually the producer, the director and all the stars came in to greet us. Then the film started. The film is the thrilling story of Katniss Everdeen and her gruesome adventure. Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and a girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younder sister‟s place for the latest match. It was so well filmed that it was easy to forget that it is actually just a film. I really enjoyed myself and I know that I will remember this experience for the rest of my life. Matthew Oulton, Year 7
The School's magazine for May 2012.