March 2012

Lots of school activities this month - plus a couple of home-based projects revolving around Lego.
Anyway, let's start with one of the regulars - a celebration assembly for Matthew, this time being rewarded for good expression when reading out loud. Its a nice scheme that ensures pretty much all the children get a certificate each term.

Next up, Cassandra had a whole term learning all about the Egyptians, culminating in a dress up day and a chance to perform a combination of stories, songs and a history lesson in the form of a class assembly.
Here's the costume Megan made...

and a low quality video of the performance..

Cassandra Egypt Assembly

Back to Matthew now and his part in a Rushmoor School Choirs Concert - not a competition, just a chance for nine local school groups to perform a couple of songs. Matthew's school, Belle Vue were up second and had an unfortunate start with a dodgy CD which failed to play the first backing track properly.

The kids pushed on valiantly and got an extra big round of applause for their perseverence. Their second song worked out much better...

Matthew Choir Concert

Once all nine schools had performed, they each got to shake hands with the Mayor and then perform one more song with all members of the audience encouraged to participate. Here's Matthew with his friend Lewis...

Matthew Choir Concert

Enough of the school activities. We're still a household dominated by Lego. In fact, here's another of Matthew's Mindstorms creations - a snapping robo-gator.

Lego Wipeout

One rainy weekend we put our collective building skills together and created a Total Wipeout course - complete with Richard Hammond in his presenter's box...

 
Amanda Byram's interview with the contestants before the Qualifier...

... and all parts of the Qualifier course - except for the genuine water and mud.
Its not exactly up there with Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation but its not bad as a first filmaking effort...

Lego Wipeout