11 B4 11
11 Before 11 is an initiative created by REAch2 which promises that within the primary years, we will make sure children have experienced 11 memorable childhood adventures before they leave school. The adventures are:
10 good deeds
Create something amazing
Cross a border and visit a foreign country
Make or break a REAch2 record
Messing about on the water
Perfect a pitch
Seeds to supper
Sleep under the stars
Shake it up Shakespeare
In 2021-2022, we achieved many of the promises.
We started with 10 good deeds in December, where the children took part in making cards and decorations and singing carols for residential homes and other community run establishments.
Year 3 took part in Wildlife Warrior. They visited Herrings Green Farm and Bird of Prey Centre and learnt about the birds and animals and how they are looked after. They created their own bird feeders at school during their Predators topic and took part in the RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch.
Year 4 have achieved the Hiking Hero promise. They went on a hike to Pegsdon Hills and all walked a brilliant 8 miles!
In year 5, children have learnt all about William Shakespeare and his plays and took part in a workshop as part of Shake it up Shakespeare.
Year 5 have also spent an exciting night at Wymondley Woods, Sleeping under the stars. They learnt about space and the planets and had fun completing a range of activities on their sleepover.
Year 6 are currently working on their Flashmob which they are hoping to perform in the Summer term.
We have always put the child’s experience first in all we do here at Wilshere-Dacre and we cannot wait to see the children’s sense of pride, enthusiasm and achievement when taking part in these exciting, unique and memorable adventures.
Next year, we hope to continue giving children these great experiences. As Wilshere-Dacre is a Junior school, in 2022-2023 we are hoping to achieve seven of these adventures across the year groups.