On Tuesday 24th March we were fortunate to been joined in school by Mr Jackson. He spent the whole day teaching our Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 pupils how to build a bridge and gate. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part. We would like to thank Mr Jackson for all the skills he taught us and making it such fun!
Below you will see some of the pupil's written accounts of the day and photographs of the action.
"Our objective was to make a lift bridge. Personally I thought it was amazing doing a practical thing for once. Sometimes there was a problem or two, but the finished product made me feel sensational!" Charlie - Year 6
"I thought Craft Day was the most exciting thing so far since I moved to Priors School and it helped us to keep safe and work independently." Louis - Year 5
"I thought that the Craft Day was pretty fun as it was not a normal school day, in fact it was completely abnormal! It was frustrating as if you did not get it exactly right your bridge would collapse, but this also teaches you precision and how to persevere. There was also a learning side as you had to measure it, which is Maths." Sean - Year 5
"I thought it was brilliant. I learnt how to persevere as there was lots of times when it went wrong. I also learnt how to use tools like hammers, saws and nails. It was also very fun as it was interesting" Thomas - Year 6
"Workshop was a different experience to do. I learnt lots because I don't really do building, so it was different. We had to be accurate and precise about it." Leo - Year 5
"I think it was amazing because you don't do it in every school day. I found that if you get one bit wrong then everything goes wrong and it falls over; this is when precision comes in handy. Even though in's frustrating, I learnt that if you hit yourself it hurts." Eric - Year 5
"I enjoyed Craft Day because it was fun doing and learning DIY and hammering. I looked at my model and thought I'd done a good job. I also enjoyed hammering and sawing. I got a lot of entertainment from Mr Jackson as he was funny. I felt that my finished product was outstanding; I felt pretty proud with it." Bowen - Year 5
"I enjoyed the Craft Day because it's not exactly something you do every day at school. It was a great experience for me because I learnt how to use tools safely. I think some people found it tricky as there is so much precision and accuracy needed for this subject. Learning this type of craft is an excellent life skill to have!" Rawdie - Year 5