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  • Team work, muscle power & co-ordination!

    The class had to work really hard during this lesson. Pupils enjoyed completing the bear walk activities but found the crab walk very challenging as it required good core muscles. The hard work paid off though and they all thoroughly enjoyed the game of bear/crab football at the end of the lesson!

  • Putting the fun into PE

    Today we challenged ourselves by trying all the activities in 'Space Rock and Roll.' For many pupils, this was quite a daunting lesson as they didn't feel confident about completing simple forward rolls, let alone somersaults through hoops. However, all the pupils preserved and many surpassed their own expectations.
    It taught them an awful lot about co-ordination!

  • Mission X Finale

    We are just soo sad to be saying goodbye to Mission X!
    We have blitzed our missions over the last couple of weeks, and have found them a welcome break from SATs revision!
    We wish we could carry on forever!
    Thank you Mission X and Tim Peake-and a shout out to the Space Centre here in Leicester for their support.

  • Mission X From Antarctica to Mars

    Antarctica to Mars MX 2017 Hockerill

    Our Year 7 & 9 students and teachers embarked upon a great journey from the vast wilderness of the Antarctic to the barren surface of the Red Planet, Mars.
    They were led on this adventure by the eminent Antarctic Scientist John Dudeney OBE, who, virtually dusting the snow from his boots, having returned from a month in Antarctica only last week, recounted his 50 years of experiences associated with his missions to the ice cap.Dr Dudeney gave a personal perspective, based on 50 years of experience, on the parallels between the isolation and consequent challenges of living in Antarctica with those that will be faced by astronauts on long duration space missions, and reviewed some recent studies on the effects of isolation on human performance.

    Building Mars Landers with Jerry Stone Dr Helen Mason talks about radiation, the Sun and spectra Dr Vincent Giampietro  Neuroscience and Space travel
  • St Mary's Red Supergiants get fit

    We got into our teams and raced around an agility course. We were trying to improve our speed and accuracy in completing the course. We had three goes each and tried to encourage each other by cheering our teams on. We found that we really had to concentrate to make sure we didn't miss an obstacle and get a time penalty. Turning quickly without losing speed was the most challenging thing! Most of us found our times improved.