Last Friday disaster struck our partner school in Uganda when the year 1 and boy’s dormitory roofs were severely damaged by torrential rain and storms. We are asking for extra support to help them to repair the damage swiftly. Sadly, many books and other resources were also lost.
Help with the fundraising by making and/or buying cakes after school on Friday 7th April @ 3.15pm.
Thank you to all parents, grandparents and children who have supported us on Red Nose Day 2017. We are all wearing red, we held a special assembly and this afternoon we will be holding wacky races on the playground and school field, with tea and cakes.
And here are the wacky races for key stage 1 (with brilliant help and leadership from our school sports ambassadors), and the cross-country running for key stage 2.
Thanks to all the children (and parents/grandparents!) who supported our Fairtrade Breakfast this morning. They enjoyed hot chocolate, juice, bananas and toast and jam. Key Stage 2 tomorrow! Also, thank you to the staff and PTA who provided and organized the breakfast.
As part of their work last term on World War 1, year 6 children wrote letters from the trenches. Staff at The Keep Museum in Dorchester were so impressed with the content and style of the letters that they asked for copies to put on display in the entrance to the museum… and here they are.
Year 6 were invited to send representatives to attend a Swanage Town Council Beach Management Committee meeting. They were exceptionally fortunate as the meeting took place at the town’s new RNLI Station, which is still being completed and is closed to the public. They were the first school group to have a tour!
The School Council and Green Team members discussed aspects of the town’s tourism industry with their families and peers before each writing two questions to ask at the meeting.
Their questions were:
- Why are there no bins on the beach?
- Could we have a splash park in the town?
- Why is there no green area where we can play sport without dogs mess?
- Why do boats come so close to the shoreline?
- Can you make the locks on the toilet doors easier to use?
- Could you close the seafront all year around?
They brought the committee’s answers back to share with their classmates.
Our friend Bea from CAFOD was in school this morning. In assembly she showed us how CAFOD is working in Zambia, teaching people how to set up fish farms and funding the set-up costs. She also told us about the CAFOD Lent Fast Day, and reminded us of ways we can work, think and be during Lent.