4th Cambridge Brownies
16th February: Mardi Gras Pancake Party
In the morning we put up balloons and paper chains in Mardi Gras colours, we made Mardi Gras masks, Mardi Gras Jester magnets, Mardi Gras themed hair clips and decorated King cake.
After lunch and a run around in the park we watched a short video about the Muse krewe who decorated shoes to give to people in their Mardi Gras parade. In groups we decorated cardboard shoes.
Finally we cooked pancakes over tea lights, made scotch pancakes and started to make Mardi Gras themed bracelets and Jester badges. We ran out of time for these and our party games, so we're going to fiinish them off at brownies.
20th February: Steel Band Workshop
We went to Homerton college for a chance to play this Caribbean instrument. Listen to us play. (The link will play an mp3 file. If your browser does not play mp3s right click and save.)
4th June: Punting, treasure hunt and climbing Great St Mary's Tower
We spent the day punting on the River Cam along the college backs, solving riddles on a treasure hunt around Cambridge city centre and climbing the tower of Great St Mary's Church. We were very tired afterwards!
26th June: Dr Who Revels
We joined with the 41st Cambridge brownies for a day of Dr Who fun. We began by making junk model aliens.
We then learnt that Dr Who was trapped in the Pandorica. The Darleks had broken the key and scattered the pieces across time and space. It was up to us and our vortex manipulators to gather together the pieces. In order to find/earn the pieces we needed to complete 6 tasks. We made "Ironside" biscuits and cakes in WW2...
We dug up pots and pieced them together to read a message. We then went back to Ancient Rome to find some coins...
We stole the Uranium power core from a Cyberman factory and rewired the machine so it could unconvert people. At the end of the game we fitted the pieces into the Pandorica and released the Doctor. We then played Dr Who themed games and sang some songs.
13th September: Visiting our local fire station
We visited Cambridge Fire Station. We learnt about fire safety, looked at the equipment on the fire engines, tried on some of the clothes worn by the fire fighters and had a go at using the hose.
28th October: Chessington World of Adventures
We went on three trains to get to Chessington! When we arrived we split into groups of four and each group chose which rides and attractions they would go to. Here are some photos from the journey...
Two groups went round the sealife centre...