On Friday 27th May, the children in Nursery-Year 4 took part in the NSPCC's Big Board Game Day. They all looked the part as they came dressed in the colour of their favourite colour playing piece and we even had a Queen from a chessboard! In assembly, we talked about where the children's donations were going and how the charity uses the money it received and we also thought about why board games are important. The children came up with very thoughful ideas including helping younger children to take turns and learn numbers and colours to keeping older children off of their tablets and phones and making them engage in real conversation!
During the morning, the children presented their games to their classes and did some demonstrations and the Year 4 children played some games with Nursery and Reception. In the afternoon, Key Stage 1 and 2 took over the two halls with a sea of Monopoly boards, Guess Who, Cranium and lots of other games. It was wonderful to see the vast array of different games and the enthusiasm of the children as they explained the rules to their games and helped their friends to understand the aims and learn the tactics for unfamiliar games. I cannot believe how many versions of Monopoly that exist and was quite amazed by the skill shown even by Year 2 children in chess!
The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all and together with the Guess How Many Dice in the Jar game run during the previous week, raised a grand total of £236 for the charity so thank you very much to everyone who donated.
There were 259 dice in the jar and the nearest guess was made by George in Year 2 who guessed 260 and won himself a box of sweet treats for half term!
I really hope that the children continue with their love of board games and are keen to play some of those that they tried for the first time on 27th May, again.
Thank You once again for your support.