This May half term Wider World hit the small screen at BBC Bristol. Sitting in the same spot as David Attenborough, we tested our skills producing and presenting the news before exploring in awe this hub of creativity. We are proud Bristolians and aspiring wildlife broadcasters!
The children then embraced their fears by taking to the water in canoes at Pooles Wharf, led by Young Bristol. Working together to navigate, the children tested their team work and communication skills before a climactic race back to land!
On our second day Scrapstore Bristol opened its doors to us (and our trolleys of cardboard) and in pairs we designed, built, tested and played a range of arcade games using a never ending supply of recycled materials. The teams saw through a process of planning, implementing and adapting their ideas and then reaped the rewards.
Well done to everyone who received awards for their teamwork, confidence and curiosity last week!
Thank you to Highways England for welcoming us into their workplace where the children got an insight into a range of roles and skills before demonstrating their own impressive bridge building skills during a STEM workshop. The brilliant volunteers at Bristol Cathedral then guided us through the story of this historic building, challenging the children […]
Last week the Wider World team got inside access to Trinity Road police station where we had a fascinating tour from some of Bristol’s police officers. At Windmill Hill City Farm we tested our cooking skills and reaped the rewards eating our own home made pizzas before visiting the farm’s resident goats, cows, ducks, geese and chickens. The curiosity and zest displayed by the children during these visits was really remarkable.
On day 2 the rain didn’t get in the way of all the children taking part in an array of team building challenges at St Paul’s Adventure Playground. Human hungry hippos, puzzle races and blindfolded communication challenges were all battled out among the teams for the much coveted prize of chocolate eggs! These tasks encouraged fantastic team work and leadership skills.
More activities to come this week…
We’re now recruiting for trip volunteers for our upcoming programme due to start in December.
Download further details below.
Wider World Volunteering Poster 2017-18
Wider World Trip Volunteer Role Details
Please contact Jonothan by email or phone for more details or to apply.
firstname.lastname@example.org / 07779086892
Deadline: Wed 8th November.
We’re pleased to announce that Wider World will be working with Hotwells Primary School and Bishop Road Primary School in Bristol, delivering a programme of enrichment activities for 12 lucky KS2 children over a 6-month period. Exciting times.
We’re looking for two new Trustees with experience in education, charities or business development. Email Jonothan.email@example.com for an application pack.