The brief we gave to the children:
Welcome to Year 5's Top Ten Inspiring People - over the course of this week, we will be writing letters to Mrs Thompson to persuade her that the person we have chosen belongs in our school's Top Ten.
Have a think about who you would choose? Would they be recent sport's men or women? Laura Penhaul whose team of female rowers broke 2 world records last month by becoming the first all female crew to row the Pacific Ocean and without a cox. Or could it be Lional Messi who recently won the Balon D'Or for the 5th time. Could it be Robert Lewandowski's 5 goals in 9 minutes for Bayern Munich (Konrad)or Alan Shearer (Max Salt) for maintaining the highest number of goals in the premiership?
Other sporting areas could include David Beckham (Otis) not only for his skills on the field but for his remarkable off field charity work? Eddie Hall (Colby) as UK Strongest Man is not to be sniffed at! Li Na's story (Patrisia) may win you over for her accomplishments in tennis or Beth Tweddle (Jessica) for her numerous awards and records in putting Team GB Gymnastics on the map?
Do your interests lie in the world of music? Could 'The Monkees' (Alice M) many achievements be enough to 'rock your world' and join this list? In literature, could David Walliams (Jake) tickle you into making him one of our inspirational people or could the humanitarian work of Bob Geldof (Leah) inspire you?
Whatever your thoughts, you will have the chance to put forwards your own arguments this week to Mrs Thompson and you will see who will appear on this page on Friday 13th February - your letters will appear here!
Good luck to you all!
We are delighted to announce that we have chosen Langford Village's Top 10 Inspirational People List 2016
The letters we received were very persuasive and highlighted the range of features the children had been taught. After much deliberation (and often arguments) we agreed on the following people based on quality of the arguments in the letters and the impact they have had.
In at number 1 is....