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Geography goes to Brazil! During last term year 8 were discovering the country of Brazil. As part of the project we focussed in detail on the Brazilian Favelas. These are slums that cover a large area of some of Brazil's major cities such as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Co-ordinating with the Art department, year 8 Geography produced their own Favela using rubbish and refuse, just as they would use in Brazil. The finished product is proudly on display in the concept lounge next to reception. This is what some of the students said about the project: "It made us really think about how other people live and work in another country". "I loved getting 'hands on' and actually making a Favela, it made it real". "Really cool lessons, I learned more because it was a mix of practical and theory". Mr Abercrombie Geography Department

Castles Live! On Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 June, almost half of year 7 went back in time to visit life in a Castle during an activities week visit to Kenilworth and Warwick Castles. The purpose of the visit was to develop an understanding of the development of castles over time, how to attack and defend, and what life was really like behind the stone walls. The visit included a long climb up and down the 536 stairs of Guy's Tower and ramparts at Warwick, and a stroll through the Elizabethan gardens at Kenilworth. Students were able to see the birds of prey in action and a demonstration of how Elizabeth I got ready in the morning. "I really enjoyed my day on the castles trip learning about the structure and the purpose of every feature." Michael 8.4 "The castles trip was a really good experience. I had no interest in medieval times, but after this visit I am engrossed!" Khalil 8.4 The staff would like to thank all the students for making such a great couple of days out. Miss Beasley Leader of Humanities

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Caludon update  

Caludon Castle School update Summer 2013

Caludon update  

Caludon Castle School update Summer 2013

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