Special activities gave children an opportunity to really shine

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SALSA, film-making, golf and glass painting were just a handful of the activities put on for pupils of Isaac Newton Primary School on Friday.

Entitled Shine Day, the activities were designed to give pupils a chance to stand out and shine.

Other fun activities were Easter crafts, waltzing, outdoor games, extreme survival skills, sewing, drawing, car washing, woodwork and knitting.

The day was organised by Katie Brockington, the school’s gifted and talented co-ordinator.

She said: “It was a great day. Staff, parents and the local community really got into it. We discovered talents that we didn’t know our parents possessed and they passed on their enthusiasm for the activity to the children.”

School staff, parents and several residents from Avery Lodge Care Home supervised activities.

Then at the end of the day, a celebration assembly was held and some of the work produced by the children showcased.

Headteacher Stephen Tapley said: “We know the ability of our children in English and maths but it’s fantastic to see them excel at salsa and knitting.”