Creative Disposition Day

On Friday 10th May, pupils enjoyed a Learning Dispositions Day. Following successful days relating to our Reflective, Challenge and Perseverance dispositions, Friday was the turn of Creative. 

With the May Fayre approaching, pupils were set tasks relating to enterprise, having to create products to sell on their form’s stall as well as logos, slogans and even promotional videos for their ideas.

We began the day with an inspirational assembly delivered by Mrs Suzie Bateman, one of our parents who also runs the successful business SELF, with shops in Woodhall Spa, Lincoln and Harrogate. Hearing about her business journey was fascinating and the pupils all had great questions to ask Mrs Bateman about her experiences.

Pupils then went straight into form rooms to start developing their stall ideas. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 came up with some marvellous (though rather messy!) creations for their homemade Play-Doh and slime stalls, as well as doing some jewellery-making. Year 3 are very excited to share their ice cream creations with you all at the May Fayre, and were definitely the group with the most creative ideas for business names and slogans! Year 4 went all-out with their promotional posters, and Year 5 surprised even themselves with how many bracelets they were able to make in one day! Year 6 practised the art of face-paint design, and had a tricky time deciding which would be the most marketable ideas! Year 7 enjoyed using the laser cutter, on loan from Oakham School, as well as coming up with a fantastic video to market their must-have accessories. Finally, Year 8 took over the cookery room, having researched recipes for freezable sweet treats.

In the spirit of enterprise, groups were also encouraged to consider profit and loss, ensuring that their stalls would be financially viable. Mr Ferguson also had a session with each group on creating a memorable jingle, and all pupils had the chance to create a promotional poster for the May Fayre; the winning creations will be featured soon on social media. 

It was wonderful to see the whole building abuzz with creativity and business ideas, and all classes worked incredibly hard as a team to bring their ideas to fruition. We are certainly in for a treat at this year’s May Fayre!