Library Lunchers Eco group!
Library Lunchers raised money again this year to foster a new orphaned, baby elephants from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya: Enkesha. As part of our Celebrating Africa week we had a cake bake and guessed the birthday of a Steiff elephant. We also took part in a Great Elephant Walk around the shcool field, wearing African garments. We raised enough to foster Enkesha for 2 years! Awesome!
Pupils also were made aware of the plight of elephants due to poaching for their ivory. Enkesha got her trunk caught in a snare, and nearly lost the use fo her trunk. Her mother was butchered for her tusks.Sheldricks Wildlife Trust in Kenya, where Enkesha lives.
S4PWRB club is our S4 club for 2018-19! Tuesday lunchtimes, fortnightly
Experiencing many different genres! Last year they read The Color Purple by Alice Walker, The Hound of The Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham and Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody. They have just finished Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, and will start The Arrival, by Shaun Tan before trying The Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean Auel.
S2-3 BookWorms. Wednesday Lunchtimes, fortnightly.
They are currently reading The Ferryman, by Clare McFall.
Jane Austen Book club Thursday lunchtimes, monthly.
We are reading Sense and Sensibility this term, and hope to finish it before the end of the school year. Tea and cake feature as we discuss the novels of Ms Austen! We also look at the rights of women at the time of Jane Austen, and th erights of girls and Women now via the Malala Fund.
Chess club, and Wari/Bao club
Every Thursday in the library at lunchtime come to play this popular game from the African continent! It has many names in many of the different countries in Africa: it is Wari in Ghana, and Bao in Kenya. Mancala is another name! Mrs Coles Reichman runs this club. Mr J. Davies organises the chess club every two weeks at lunchtime in the library. We have already had one chess tournament!
There will be a Wari/Bao touranament during our annual Celebrating Africa week , week beginning June 11th!
Wari/ Bao in the library
Wari has many names across the continent of Africa: Bao and Mancala being two other names!
Wari and Bao boards
This games can also be played by making holes in the ground instead of a board, and using stones instead of marbles/seeds.