Today’s assembly told the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. We learned about the self-control and grit that Mr Robinson showed throughout his life, especially when facing a constant stream of racism against him. This was an excellent opportunity to remind our pupils about the core British value of equality in all areas of life, as well as about justice and fairness for all.
‘It is not necessary to react to everything you notice.’
Members of the gardening club went to the local cemetery to support with the improvement of one of the gardens of remembrance this lunchtime. Well done to the children for their hard work and thank you to Mrs Moore for organising the opportunity with Bournemouth council. The children were superb throughout and represented our academy incredibly well.
Yesterday saw the High Five netball squad A.K.A. ‘Team Tagg’ face their first ever inter-school netball tournament at Bournemouth School for Girls. Over twenty local schools took part in the exciting event on a beautiful, if somewhat chilly, afternoon.
After only a few practice sessions, the committed team of Year Six girls secured their first victory in their opening match! As the afternoon unfolded the team demonstrated their strength of character: grit whilst facing Arctic like temperatures; adaptability when continuously changing pitches and rotating team positions; optimism as they constantly remained positive, even in the face of Olympian like opposition.
The whole squad were a credit to QPA and it was wonderful to watch the quality of their game progress throughout the afternoon. The next match for the team is on Thursday 8th February. If there are any pupils wishing to join the team then please see either Miss Tagg or Mrs Wallis.
Report written by Mrs Wallis
This week’s thought comes from Jesse Owens, who showed a huge amount of grit and courage to win 4 gold medals in Berlin in 1936. The children all found out information about this significant individual during today’s assembly and have been challenged to demonstrate grit at school this week.
This week’s thought was shared in this morning’s assembly with the story of Ferdinand Magellan’s adventures around the globe.
“Growth only comes from adversity and from challenge – from stepping away from what’s comfortable and familiar and stepping out into the unknown.”
Ben Saunders (British polar explorer)