Perfect Parachute Play

During the glorious sunshine we had in April, Wenlock students and staff had fabulous fun with the school’s parachute during lunchtimes.We used it to play various games such as Cat and Mouse, Keep the Ball in the Air, Escape from Below and an unusual version of Twister, where a student sat in the middle of the parachute and everyone else walked round them, gently wrapping them in the material.  We then pulled it, the person in the middle was ‘twisted’ round, and this game was a huge success.  Encouragement was given by the students to the staff to take their turn in the games, and some of whom proved more adept than others!  The students loved the tactile nature of the parachute and were keen to participate in all the activities, showing brilliant team spirit and cooperation.  They also enjoyed lying on the grass and having the staff waft the parachute up and down creating a cool breeze, lovely on a hot day!