On Thursday 7th December, seven lucky students from ‘The Re-Generation’ were selected to make gingerbread houses with a difference. Over the last half term the students had spent some time thinking about the importance of our school Learning Houses. The students used their reflections to design ‘Gingerbread Learning Houses’ and, as a festive reward, the students who came up with the best designs got to make them a reality- getting messy with icing, sweets and lots of gingerbread.
Once they had overcome the temptation to eat the ingredients Morgan Byrne, Grace Hartgen, Harry Ince, Matthew Tongue, Liam Bleasdale, Jemima Bradley and Emily Schofield created edible art representing our vibrant school community. You can see their brightly coloured efforts below- perhaps you can even guess which Learning House each design represents.
Whilst creating their houses, some of our year 7 students reflected on their time at St Mary’s so far; “Being part of St Mary’s means being kind to one another” reflected Morgan. Harry added that his first term at St Mary’s had been “amazing” and that being part of a Learning House community is important in making friends. When asked what was his favourite thing about St Mary’s so far Matthew enthusiastically answered “today!”, though I suspect the fact his pockets were full of leftover sweets may have gone some way in prompting his response!
Merry Christmas to all from The Re-Generation.