After the excitement of our Graduation Day, it was at not quite school as usual yesterday as the children went to Muswell Hill Everyman cinema to see Incredibles 2.
And it wasn’t just a fun end-of-term outing but very much part of our Learning for Living Active Curriculum.
The children planned the trip themselves: they googled where our nearest cinema is, planned the date using the school’s calendar of events, looked up the trailers of the films before choosing this film and picked an appropriate time to go, using an Amazon Echo and computers.
They walked from school to the cinema, with one of the boys leading the group and letting everyone know when it was safe to cross the roads.
At the cinema the children ordered their own snacks and drinks (popcorn and chocolate milkshakes) from the bar and then sat independently on the cinema seats, with low-key supervision by their teachers.
They all thoroughly enjoyed the film – especially one of our pupils who has visual difficulties but was thrilled to be able to see the film on the big screen clearly – and everyone loved the baby Jack-Jack with all his cool powers. For some of the children, it was the first time they had ever been to a cinema.
And how did the children review the outing?
Comments included: “It was so funny – my favourite part was everything” and “This was the greatest day of my life.”
We’re grateful to everyone who came along to help and to the Everyman for their hospitality. That’s all, folks!