On Friday October 21st Dunstable Campus held a Cross Curricular Day. The theme for the day was Black History Month. The object being to investigate what the ‘contribution of black people in the UK’ has been from the 17th century to the present day.
The whole school was included and the Primary pupils had the opportunity to work with the senior pupils in their houses in order to gain house points.
The day was very busy with pupils making resources to decorate their display boards and make props for their performances in the afternoon. There was even a small group from each house who made and presented some food that linked to the theme of the day. The food which was presented was of a very high standard which was also presented beautifully as always. The dishes were judged by the members of staff and were then given a mark out of 10 for whichever dish was considered the best.
This same mark scheme was used to judge the display boards and the performances in the afternoon too.
Everything was done in a specific timescale and tidying up was also an important part of the day’s activities and points could be lost if the rooms used were not spic and span by the end of lunchtime.
The performances in the afternoon were very entertaining and it was difficult to decide which house gave the best performance.
At the end of the afternoon all the judging sheets were handed to Mrs Madiri and Mrs Starling to tally the points the houses had been awarded. We then had to wait until after the half term holiday for the results to be announced.
Resolution (yellow) won the display board category and the food preparation and presentation, Discovery (green) won the performance category. Overall the winners of the day’s competition were Resolution with Discovery and Endeavour drawing for equal second on points.
The day was extremely busy but very enjoyable with the whole of the campus being involved.
I believe the pupils all learnt at least one new thing with some of them learning a great deal more and I think the staff probably learnt something new as well.
Now to start the planning for the next cross curricular day!