Nottingham Academy will be setting some exciting adventure challenges this academic year, this is a great way of engaging the children with the outdoors and to provide them with a range of skills by the end of each year. We feel very passionately about encouraging the children to get outside in the fresh air and challenging themselves to experience new adventures.
On Friday 16th June the children will be taking part in building dens and shelters to raise money for the charity Save the Children.
During the day, the children will be learning how to work collaboratively and communicate with each other to solve problems and share ideas when building the perfect den!
We are asking for a donation of £1 which will go to this very worthy cause.
If you have any den making materials that you would be willing to contribute, for example; old sheets, curtains, large fabric or garden canes, this would be greatly appreciated.
All Nursery children will be building dens in the school grounds, using the natural materials in our Woodland areas.
All Phase 1, 2 and 3 children will be building dens in Colwick Woods using the open spaces and natural materials to enhance their dens. Children must come to school with footwear that you don’t mind getting muddy in a clearly labelled bag.
Year 4, 5 and 6 held a Conker Competition, the children collected conkers and used many methods to make them tough ready for a game of conkers with Mr Jones. It was great to hear the children talking about how they went conker collecting with their grandparents and other family members or friends during their free time. Conker gallery
In October there were fallen leaves absolutely everywhere, the children were challenged to get a photo of themselves in the colourful Autumn leaves – the more creative, the better! Autumn Leaf gallery
Pupils were challenged to read in adventurous places. Extreme reading gallery
Christmas Cool Creations
Create a Christmas/Winter themed piece of art using natural/outdoor materials somewhere on the piece. Christmas Cool Creations Gallery
In the interest of helping as many children take part as possible, we have set up an e-mail account specifically for adventure challenge entries so that you and the children can e-mail us your photos straight from your phones/computers without having to print them off.
Please make sure photos are of Nottingham Academy pupils only. Images sent may be shared on our website or our twitter feed @NottinghamAcad please note in your email if you wish your photo to be used for internal use only.
In addition to competition entries, we would love for you to send any photos of the children doing anything adventurous outdoors during their free time, whether it be going on a bike ride, a long walk or building a shelter out of sticks! We look forward to seeing all your photos and getting you involved in our adventure activities as well as the kids! More challenges to follow!