British School Roars with Pride

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The British school accepted Wotton Lions invite to participate in #LIONSROAR2021, a programme for primary Schools designed to give a platform to young people to think big and positively change the world. After all, these children are the innovators and entrepreneurs of the future. Funded by Lions Clubs to provide primary school children in the UK with future proof skills and imagination, in line with the national curriculum and PSHE education. Inspiring children to think big and dream big.Bev Smith Yr6 teacher who is leading the Roar plan with Laura Flett (yr5) commented: “Thank you for giving up yesterday and today and for encouraging us to take on the ROAR challenge in the first place. It has been a success so far. The children have had to draw upon so many skills and subject areas: oracy, problem solving, writing, DT, music composition, geography and science. It’s been a truly cross-curricular challenge”More than 50 students worked in teams of 4 over 2 days, progressing through ideas to presentations via planning, teamwork, sketches, prototypes, adverts, and jinglesThe winning team from Yr6 came up with an idea of using fake skin and DNA to allow cosmetics testing without using live animals. Lions members who participated in the judging said “it was so difficult to choose! The students all were brilliant!” “Please convey my absolute pleasure in seeing these young students present so well and with such enthusiasm.”The programme is organised and run by 8billionideas. Since its inception in 2017, thousands of children have taken part and they have generated hundreds of imaginative and brilliant ideas linked to multiple topics, including, health, environment and sustainability.Lion President Jess “we hope after seeing the response from the British school that more local primaries are encouraged to participate in 2022”

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