No pens in sight for activity day

Children at Ruskington's Chestnut Street Primary School get stuck in for No Pens Monday. EMN-150402-144143001
Children at Ruskington's Chestnut Street Primary School get stuck in for No Pens Monday. EMN-150402-144143001

Following on from the success of No Pens Wednesday in October last year, children at Ruskington’s Chestnut Street Primary School tried No Pens Monday instead.

The first No Pens Day had been so much fun, the school decided to plan more such events in future.

On the debut event, school children experienced an alien invasion as part of a range of creative speaking and listening activities.

This time, on January 26, children from all classes again took part in a vast range of activities and tasks set out by staff for their second No Pens Day, including lots of work on practical, hands on tasks in year four where they were investigating capacity, length, weight and estimating.

Over in year five there were no aliens but there were erupting volcanoes.

The children all learnt so much and all their experiences on the day produced some fantastic ideas, explained headteacher Laura Suffield.

More No Pens Days are likely to be coming up later in the year.

She went on: “Also my year six children have taken over the writing and production of our fortnightly newsletter to parents the ‘Chestnut Courier’.”

She has invited the Sleaford Standard’s news editor Andy Hubbert to go along and talk to them about being a journalist and do an article with them.