The School We’d Like Regional Final

Last Thursday was a very special day as Oscar and Imogen W represented Liss Junior School and Kafuro Primary School at The School We’d Like regional final. After we had used The School We’d Like as our transition project earlier in the year, Mr Stanley entered the bee project into the national competition run by The Guardian. He was pleasantly surprised when he was called just after Christmas to say that the bid for £5000 had been selected from over 330 entries to compete in the regional final at the Museum of London. Oscar and Imogen worked very hard alongside Mr Stanley to get a PowerPoint presentation ready along with plenty of practise at presentation skills and answering questions.

On the day itself the children were absolutely brilliant and an absolute credit to themselves and the school. We now face an anxious wait to see if we’ve been selected to go through to the national final. We should know by the end of the week.

Oscar and Imogen’s report is below along with some photos from the day and their Powerpoint.




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The school we’d like

We met at the train station at 8:05am, and then the train left at 8:14am. The journey took an hour and a half to get to London. When we got there we looked at the maps to find where to go. We realised we needed to get on the tube to the Barbican station. After we got off at Barbican we made our way to the Museum of London.

The first part of the museum that we went to, was called London before London. Our favourite thing in the London before London was the Bison skull.

We also liked the Victorians part, our favourite thing in it was the big dress, it worn by some one in the Aristocracy that we don’t know, but she had a lot of money. We liked lots of other things too.

The company provided lunch for everyone who was taking part in the competition. We all had sandwiches fruit and crisps, it was really nice.

Mr Burford, Mr Stanley and the two of us all sat on one table. We were surprised we giving our presentation first because Mr Stanley thought we were going to be third or second. When we got up there both of us were shy but after we made the judges laugh we were fine and dandy. When we finished the presentation they asked the fewest questions out of all the groups, because we told them a lot of information.

After watching all the other schools presentations at secondary and special school level, we decided on our favourites. Both of ours were a group called S.T.E.M Quest; they were doing a science lab full of activities for children, controlled by students (they were a secondary school).

Mr Stanley, Mr Burford and both of us had enjoyed the trip to London, but now it was time to go back to the station in Liss. It was a long journey back, it was a bit boring but we kept up with it.

Overall, both of us loved the day and we think Mr Stanley and Mr Burford liked it too. It was a great experience, and everyone thinks we have a great chance in winning the competition.



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1 Response to The School We’d Like Regional Final

  1. Clare says:

    Well done to the children of Liss Primary School, I do hope you win so that you can develop your interest in bees further, to help with the declining bee population in Britain and the children at Kafuro Primary School in Uganda to protect their crops from elephants. If every school in Britain took the small step of having one bee hive, it might help save the declining bee population. I hope you find bees as interesting as I do.
    Good luck in the competition and I look forward to following your blog and seeing how you get on with your study of bees in the future.

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