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Bear-themed Activities on the Park

3 April 2014

Leighton Park School was visited by 60 children from Year 2 and 3 at Oxford Road Community School on Thursday 3rd April for a bear-themed morning.

The children were treated to some fantastic activities designed by Leighton Park's Year 7 Fryer students. Activities ranged from creating some honeycomb 'factoids', pipe-cleaner bumblebees and flowers, and instruments from recycled objects. The children also spent some time in Fryer Orchard to plant some seeds and play Bird-Eye spy, and had an excitingly energetic dance workshop outside Fryer House.

The children also became young explorers and ventured into the 'Forest of Arden' with Paddington Bear to meet an array of storybook characters. They found some Marmalade for Goldilocks' stolen porridge, helped Red Riding Hood confront the Big Bad Wolf, and joined Tigger and Piglet on their journey to the Cricket Pavilion to see Bear from the Big Blue House.

Staff and students from Oxford Road Community School and Leighton Park then joined together for a flash-mob dance and a rendition of Bare Necessities, which was accompanied by trumpets and snare drum. After an exciting morning of activities, Oxford Road Community School said goodbye to the Year 7 students and enjoyed a picnic in Fryer House.