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Autumn Term – ‘Touching the Void’

This term the children wanted to learn all about extreme and dangerous sports.  They are particularly interested in what are the most dangerous sports and which are most likely to have accidents.  We will do our best not to have any accidents or injuries whilst studying this!  We hope to take the class caving so they can experience something similar to an extreme sport and start to contemplate whether fear beforehand makes an activity more enjoyable and how this differs from person to person.  We also want to make the most of the Rugby World Cup taking part and look at all the different injuries the players get, but how the high risk of injury doesn’t stop them from playing again when they are fit.  Throughout the theme, we will be looking at the dilemmas posed in extreme sports, particularly in reference to the ‘Touching the Void’ story.  We will be continually asking the children – what would you do if you were in that situation?