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Greenshaw High School

Fun Fridays at Greenshaw

Keeping students and staff connected.

Over recent months, Greenshaw looked at ways students and staff could feel connected to their school community, while being at home. To create a sense of escape and support wellbeing, students in all schools across the Greenshaw Learning Trust were invited to take part in a weekly competition called the Fun Friday Challenge. The tasks varied from week to week, and have included creative challenges, problem solving activities and sports tasks.  

The challenge was open to all years, and staff have also been sending in their attempts. The weekly challenge was published on the school website and social media and each challenge lasted for seven days. 

Mrs Mingay, School Improvement Lead for the Greenshaw Learning Trust, has been leading the initiative across the Trust and worked with
Mr Johnson, Head of Year 11, and Miss Shakespeare, Artist in Residence at Greenshaw High School.

Mrs Mingay said: “It has been incredible to see the range of creative ideas our students and staff have offered and a joy to share them online to bring some fun into Fridays. Thank you to all those who have contributed to the team, and found inventive ways to communicate challenges to our wonderful students participating remotely. The Fun Friday Challenge has definitely been a highlight for us all during the lockdown.”

Please take a look at the links below to see the videos of submissions that have been made each week:

  1. Icing-lation
  2. NHS appreciation
  3. Scavenger hunt
  4. Loo roll challenge
  5. Funniest joke
  6. The Task Master
  7. GLTs Got Talent
  8. Nature challenge
  9. Haiku challenge
  10. Recreate your favourite book cover
  11. Time to dance!
  12. Sports celebration
  13. Photo/art recreate
  14. What are you grateful for?