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Where has Polly Gone?

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Year 6 took Polly to Sandwell Hospital

Where has Polly Gone?

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Luke’s Dad took Polly to Cheltenham Races

Year 6 Bikeability

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Year 6 pupils from St John Bosco Primary School enjoyed a successful 2 day ‘Bikeability Course’. Normal lessons were put on hold as, under the guidance of two expert instructors, Mark and Lisa, the pupils learned how to be a safe and proficient cyclist. The two days began by learning about cycle maintenance and then progressed to learning about the highway code and road signs. Everyone, staff included, were fascinated to learn that the ‘STOP’ sign inside an octagon is the same across the world! Then, after a short session on the playground, the group were ready to hit the road for a day and a half’s intense lessons. The children were taught a range of skills during their rides and were being constantly assessed in their proficiency in a range of skills and safety issues. This was made even more difficult with the poor weather conditions they had to put up with. At the end of the two days everyone was delighted to learn that the whole group, 19 children in total, had all been successful and gained their Bikeability badge.

Year 6 IMPS

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Year 6 pupils from St John Bosco Primary School in West Bromwich took part in the I.M.P.S program at Sandwell hospital. I.M.P.S stands for ‘injury minimization program for schools’ and is aimed to give children an awereness of the workings of a hospital, advice for preventing injury and accidents and basic first aid techniques.
On arrival at the hospital the class were met by their trainers and the day begun with learning about how to help someone in trouble through learning the techniques of CPR and the recovery position. After a talk and demonstration the pupils practiced resuscitation and heart pumping on a dummy and the recovery position on each other. They were also taught the procedures to go through if they found someone unconscious and all agree they would feel confident in this situation.
The second part of the program involved watching a DVD to see how accidents could occur and how to prevent them. There then followed a tour of the hospital where the children learned about different departments and types of treatment. This helped allay many fears and everyone also enjoyed having their finger put in plaster to experience how this feels.
The day was very beneficial in all ways.

We are plastered