Artograffi – the sporty issue

Posted on 03rd July 2012 | in Community , Young People’s Activities

Hi welcome to our artograffi pages. we are looking forward to the olympics and the diamond jubilee. For those who are having exams or SATs, remember there will be happy days ahead.


How many have you achieved?The National Trust made a list of what kids should do before they are 11¾. The point was to get children outdoors more and encourage them to do more interesting things.
Here’s the list of 50 things to do by 11¾.

  • Climb a tree
  • Roll down a really big hill
  • Camp out in the wild
  • Build a den
  • Skim a stone
  • Run around in the rain
  • Fly a kite
  • Catch a fish with a net
  • Eat an apple straight from a tree
  • Play conkers
  • Throw some snow
  • Hunt for treasure on the beach
  • Make a mud pie
  • Dam a stream
  • Go sledging
  • Bury someone in the sand
  • Set up a snail race
  • Balance on a fallen tree
  • Swing on a rope swing
  • Make a mud slide
  • Eat blackberries growing in the wild
  • Take a look inside a tree
  • Visit an island
  • Feel like you’re flying in the wind
  • Make a grass trumpet
  • Hunt for fossils and bones
  • Watch the sun wake up
  • Climb a huge hill
  • Get behind a waterfall
  • Feed a bird from your hand
  • Hunt for bugs
  • Find some frogspawn
  • Catch a butterfly in a net
  • Track wild animals
  • Discover what’s in a pond
  • Call an owl
  • Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
  • Bring up a butterfly
  • Catch a crab
  • Go on a nature walk at night
  • Plant it, grow it, eat it
  • Go wild swimming
  • Go rafting
  • Light a fire without matches
  • Find your way with a map and compass
  • Try bouldering
  • Cook on a campfire
  • Try abseiling
  • Find a geocache
  • Canoe down a river
Remember- some of these activities can be dangerous (e.g. climb a tree and light a fire without matches)
So make sure you are under adult supervision.How many have the Artograffi team achieved?

I asked the Artograffi gang how many of the activities on the list they have done. These are the results:
Sebastian: 42/50
Niamh: 33/50
Ben: 33/50
Grace: 30/50
Will: 30/50
Gracie: 19/50

By Will H-D

The Grand NationalIn the Grand National horse race, one man fell off his horse and got seriously damaged. But luckily this horse was not injured and kept on going to finish the race. It avoided ALL the big jumps! Unfortunately it didn’t win the race. The winner was Neptune Collonges.

By Ben

Newsround’s 40th birthdayNewsround is 40 years old. It started in 1972 and it was only a 6 week trial. John Craven was the first presenter and he went on the show for 17 years. 40 years ago there were no computers to help journalists find or write stories like we do today.By Grace
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