Category: f) Bits and Bobs

As promised, here are a selection of the adverts made by year 5 to promote the Olympics.



Richard Kruse


Richard Kruse is Britain’s best fencer and has represented Team Great Britain at two Olympics before London 2012.

Eric Boateng is nearly seven feet tall and is a star player with the Great Britain basketball team

Shanaze Reade is from South Manchester and will be in Team GB for BMX cycling at the London 2012 Olympics

Beth Tweddle is a three time world champion gymnast and is one of Britain’s most successful gymnast of time.

Rebecca Adlington is Britain’s most successful British Olympic swimmer for over 100 years. She won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics and hopes to do even better at London 2012.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thanks to the British Science Association kick-start fund, I can announce that Crumpsall Lane Primary School will be playing host to the first ever ‘Great Crumpsall Grand Prix’ during National Science and Engineering week in March 2012.

The event will span across two afternoons: Day One will be the build and testing day, where teams of 6 will construct remote control cars to navigate a race circuit built around the school playground. Day Two will be race day, as teams compete to overcome obstacles and complete the circuit in the quickest possible time – going hed to head against other teams.

Prizes will be available for quickest race time and most innovative design.

More details to follow soon. Really looking forward to this one 🙂