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We were fortunate enough to receive a visit from West Ham Community Foundation who delivered workshops from Show Racism the Red Card's schools' programme. Heading the group was ex-QPR, Fulham and West Ham striker Lerou Rosenior who spoke to each class about the racism and prejudice he faced as a player. We also learnt about other types of discrimination and the importance of treating people equally.
It was really cold, so it must have been Duxford! Every year it's the same!
This time though, the class were really grateful to meet Robert - who grew up in East London during The Blitz. He attended a different Godwin school in Forest Gate and he was able to tell us many stories about life as a child during the war.
Mr. Wilding took our class School Councillors to Dagenham Heathway to meet with Jake Cosgrove from the company Sustrans. They have been commissioned by Barking & Dagenham council to meet with local stakeholders to plan changes which will make the Heathway a more pleasant place to visit. We looked at how to make the community safer for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users. Jake is due back in the spring so why not pass your ideas for any improvements on to Aize and Faheedat?
Continuing our topic on rivers, we visited Goresbrook Park to look how the Gores Brook has shaped the land around it. We found a huge variety of plant and insect life as well as spotting a few birds and mammals. We were able to explore different ways that seeds are dispersed and discussed the reasons why adults plants need to ensure their seeds get spread out over a wide area. We also looked at different types of native tree and the fruit that they produce.
And we went in the playground too - couldn't resist!
AUTHOR FOCUS: Cressida Cowell
The first of this year's focus authors is the current Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell. She is the author and illustrator of the bestselling The Wizards of Once and How to Train Your Dragon books series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. The Wizards of Once series has been translated into 37 languages and has been signed by DreamWorks Animation. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages and is a major DreamWorks Animation film franchise, as well as being made into a TV series on Netflix and CBBC.
Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children’s Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children’s Book Prize.
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