It was joyous to see our Year 1 to Year 6 children enjoying Democratic Time this afternoon with a lovely range of activities for the children to choose from. From a visit to Shoreditch Park for a game of togger to using the laptops to create slideshows, there was something for everyone this afternoon.

I was particularly impressed with the beautiful stones that our children decorated which we will be placing around areas of London near where we live in order to spread a little happiness to those who find them. If you see one of these stones near you, please take a photo and add it to our Facebook page with the hashtag #rosemaryworksrocks!

It was also extremely heartwarming to see our Year 5 and 6 children role-playing in the Year 2 outside area in the restaurant and I was treated to a cappuccino and croissant! I’ve always been proud of the fact that Rosemary Works children remain children for the full duration of their time at our school. They have the rest of their lives to be burdened with the trails and tribulations of life, so to see 10-11 year olds play like this, is fantastic!

Children of all ages playing in the restaurant role-play area of our Year 2 outside space.

I also managed to capture a few photos of a group of children who had chosen to look at construction, and rather than building from Lego, Sadie and the team decided to use old recycled plastic found around the school to compact into containers to make eco bricks. What a lovely idea!

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Finally, I captured the storytelling group who had used story cubes and cards to weave the most elaborate, imaginative stories conceivable. What a wonderfully creative way to while away an hour on a Friday afternoon.