On Tuesday 20th November, Year 5 received a visit from Erin Denton, a manager at the Nadler Hotel in Liverpool.
Year 5 have been studying sustainable tourism in Geography this half term, so her visit provided a great insight into how a tourism business makes a low impact on the environment.
The Nadler Hotel Group consists of 4 hotels. They have a commitment to sustainable tourism. In fact, one of their hotels won the prestigious Green Tourism Business Award! Some of the initiatives they have implemented are:
In addition, the hotel supports local, independent businesses by offering a discount at several local restaurants, cafes and other places.
A big thank you to Erin for her time, effort and willingness to help us. The children greatly enjoyed your visit. As a token of our gratitude, we gave Erin a Booker Avenue mug, some locally sourced beer (from Formby) and some leeks from our amazing school garden!
On our final day in Paris, we visited Disney Studios. We rocked on rollercoasters, zoomed in a remote controlled car, parachuted, toured the studios, watched the stunt show, were in an asteroid collision, dropped many floors in a haunted lift, chugged in a runaway train and toured the temple of peril. We finished an amazing day with a giant burger, a song to our birthday boy and a stunning display of fireworks and lasers. Just another fun day at Booker!
Recently, Year 3 have compared our famous city to the picturesque village of Ingleton in North Yorkshire, as part of the Geography curriculum.
Every child in Year 3 sent a postcard to a particular child at Ingleton Primary School, the only school in this lovely village. Our postcards have included information about what it is like to live in a city.
We are looking forward to receiving postcards from our new friends in the near future!
Year six haven been learning about making good choices in their teenage years. They did a range of workshops to help them think this through. You can see some pictures and videos of this below.
BOOKER’S GOT TALENT!
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a talent show to showcase all of the fabulous talents in our school. This is an opportunity for children to show off what they can do, in or out of school.
Auditions will be held in the final week of this half term.
All children who enter will then have the chance to perform in front of their own year group.
Four or five acts from each year group will then be chosen to perform at our talent show which will be held in the final week before the Easter holidays.
Parents/Carers will have the opportunity to buy tickets for the evening talent show, More details to follow.
YEAR 3 TECHNOLOGY TOUR OF TESCO
On Tuesday 7th November, Year 3 enjoyed a visit to Tesco on Mather Avenue to examine how they use technology. This visit was the culmination of our recent Geography topic.
Despite the awful weather and limited time, Emily Proud and the staff provided an interesting and fun insight into the various ways that technology is used to improve efficiency and help the supermarket to run smoothly.
Our tour included standing in one of the freezers, learning about the shop and scan facility, an explanation of the stock checking/ordering handheld devices and a view of the entire shop at the security hub!
Thank you to Emily and the staff for organising a great tour. We will see her soon for some Farm to Fork work!
Today we had a whole school assembly held by Merseyside Youth Association (MYA) which we thoroughly enjoyed. They taught us all about our rights as children. Did you know there are 42 children's rights listed by the United Nations (UN)
Mr Barker and Mr Bolton had great fun competing against each other to have the most rights pegged on them! It was a draw, even though Mr Barker doesn't think so :)
We got to see some fabulous mannequins that represented some of our rights. Check out the photos below
ALZHEIMERS CAKE SALE!!!
THURSDAY 15TH JUNE!
To help raise awareness about Alzheimers and Dementia we will be holding a cake sale on the above date to help celebrate Alzheimer's Cupcake Day.
Children from 5M, 4J and 3Q will bring cakes and sell them for 30p each.
We encourage children to bring money to buy a cake (or two) and leave a donation, if they wish.
All money raised will be donated to the Alzheimer's society.
We will also be looking at Alzheimers and Dementia during our PSHE lessons.
We look forward to raising lots of money for this worthy cause.