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School puts surfing on curriculum after head makes amazing discovery
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A school in a stunning seaside resort has put SURFING on the curriculum - after discovering some pupils had never been to its beach.

The unusual classes have been introduced at Goonhavern Primary School in Perranporth, Cornwall.

Perranporth is a few miles south of Newquay and has a three-mile long golden beach overlooking the Atlantic.

But headteacher Mark Lloyd said he found it ''utterly unbelievable'' after he discovered some of his own pupils had never been taken there by their parents.

They have now started lessons on the sands including surfing, beach cleaning and ocean safety.

Mr Lloyd said: "I find it utterly unbelievable that some parents who live some close to the sea have never taken their children to the beach.

"We've made it our responsibility to take these children to the beach.We've only done it twice so far, but seeing the change in some children is amazing.

“They show fantastic resilience and it has truly helped improve their self confidence.”

Surf enthusiast Mark Thorn, who’s five-year-old daughter Nancy is a pupil at the school, loaned wet suits and equipment to pupils for the classes.

Pupils aged four to 11 years old will have the opportunity to have ten weeks of lessons, which are a day long.

The school has now secured £18,000 in pupil premiums from central government to help ensure surf lessons for pupils become part of the curriculum year-on-year.

Year 4 teacher Lydia Davis said: "I've definitely seen the children's confidence grow.
Some have been scared at first but have loved it once they got on the boards.

"It has given them such a confidence boost. The children are doing things out of their comfort zone.

“I see the difference in their behaviour between being here on the beach and when they are in the classroom."

Despite being only two miles from the sea, some pupils had never been to the beach.

Businessman Mr Thorn said: "If you live in Milton Keynes it's probably OK not to know anything about the sea and the beach, but if you live here it seems criminal not to.

"If you visit the beach on a Wednesday evening at 6pm and you come back the following Wednesday at the same time, the beach will be different because of the tides.

“There might be rock pools or there might be big waves.

“It's about helping children question things around them such as how the tides work, or what animals live in rock pools.”

Children will see for themselves the impact plastic pollution has on the oceans by taking part in a litter pick run by Plastic Free Perranporth Surfers Against Sewage.

Michelle Sanwell, from the Perranporth Surf Life Saving Club, said: "It's not about regurgitating lessons to them. It's about making it fun through play.

"We want them to have a better understanding of their environment and where they live.

“Plastic is an issue. Winds and tides are important. It's about understand the wildlife too."

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從童星到明星(二) 那些年「七公主」


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Published at: 2018-05-16

香港粵語片興於上世紀40年代,60年代為鼎盛期。那些年,不少明星從童星就入行,人們仍很傳統,並重情義,亦懂得「尊師重道」。當時十分盛行拜師、上契、結拜及結義金蘭,如「七公主」「十二金釵」「九大姐」「八牡丹」等。在眾多結義團體中,「七公主」佳話傳頌至今。

「七公主」是七位結義金蘭的女演員,童星出生,從小開始合作,感情甚好。她們依次為:馮素波、沈芝華、陳寶珠、蕭芳芳、薛家燕、王愛明及馮寶寶。結拜儀式於1964年在尖沙咀金冠九龍酒樓舉行,當時場面盛大,吸引很多記者和粉絲到場。

「七公主」中除沈芝華已退出娛樂圈數十年,其餘一直在娛樂圈。大姐馮素波是導演馮峰的女兒,活躍於影視歌壇,演戲過百部,曾與李小龍合作過《細路祥》。

小公主馮寶寶2歲半從影,15歲前就出演近200部影片,成為全球拍攝最多電影的童星,被譽為「中國電影有史以來唯一可以掛頭牌賣座的童星」。她飾演的《武則天》獲得導演李翰祥的讚賞。

雖然七位公主都經歷過離婚坎坷,蕭芳芳近年受耳疾困擾鮮有露面,但大家感情未變。去年三公主陳寶珠生日出書,大姐馮素波到場支持,已定居美國的二姐沈芝華亦返港撐三妹場,並現身馮素波演唱會。同時亦受五妹薛家燕邀請,客串《燦爛的外母》。馮素波、沈芝華和薛家燕自1967年後再度合作,50年姊妹情,令家燕姐開心異常。

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