The John Akii – Bua Story

This week Class AS have been looking at the life of John Akii – Bua, the first Ugandan to ever win an Olympic gold medal as well as breaking the world record for the 400m hurdles at the same time. We watched a film about his life and discussed the attributes he had shown in order to progress to Olympic gold at Munich in 1972. Then we wrote newspaper articles to mirror how it may have been reported in Uganda the following day. A clip from the film can be seen below along with the children’s reports to download.

John Akii Bua Abi E

John Akii Bua Newspaper Lily

John Akii Bua Newspaper Madeline

John Akii Bua Newspaper Susie

John Akii Bua Newspaper Katie

John Akii Bua Newspaper Eve

John Akii Bua Newspaper Lucy

John Akii Bua Newspaper Emma

John Akii Bua Newspaper Laura

John Akii Bua Newspaper Will R

John Akii Bua Newspaper Kirsten

John Akii Bua Newspaper Georgina



Lunar Theme Park Adverts

In ICT we have been working on creating spreadsheets for our own Lunar Theme Parks. This has involved calculating the cost of construction and daily running costs balanced against income from admission charges and spending at shops, cafes and vending machines. The children had to calculate an effective admission charge to attract new customers and were also given the option of creating adverts, through a variety of media, which their peers would then judge. Today Lily, Charlotte, Emma, Susie, Katie, Laura & John ( both publisher files) all made their adverts which can be downloaded below.

Theme Park Advert Laura

Lily & Charlotte Theme Park Advert

Emma Theme Park Advert

Susie & Katie Theme Park Advert radio

John’s Leaflet for Lunar park


Wenlock & Mandeville do gymnastics

On Monday night Wenlock and Mandeville went to Laura’s gymnastics class. Both of them were struggling to walk on Tuesday after trying to do the splits unlike Laura who can manage it with ease. Laura has written the following contribution:


My Sport Is:
– Artistic Gymnastics

The Olympic Values It Has Are:
– Courage
– Excellence
– Determination
– Friendship 

Gymnastics is a very fun sport. You have to do lots of moves. In Artistic Gymnastics it is mainly about balance and flexibility. You need courage and determination because some moves are quite scary, like flicks. You also need excellence because in a competition you need to be excellent. You also need friendship because in a two person move you need to trust them and you trust friends.