Da iawn, pawb!
Today, we celebrated our school Eisteddfod. Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 put on a fantastic show in the morning and Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 performed equally well in the afternoon. This included an excellent variety of singing, acting and poetry. Special praise must go to the brave children in Years 2-6 who learnt and performed poetry recitals, solo, on stage, in front of a big audience.
We also presented certificates for handwriting and Art competitions.Thank you to everyone who contributed to a wonderful day, especially the staff who prepared for the event and served as judges and the PTA for refreshments.
(More photos will follow next week)
Play Therapy Fundraising
I am delighted to announce the final totals for our school/parish efforts to raise funds to support Play Therapy in our school. This has been a massive collective effort involving pupils, parents, family, friends, parishioners and the wider community. (The figures below do not include further sums raised by Garth Butcher’s Crosswalk Snowdon)
On behalf of each child and family, who will receive vital support as a result of your generosity, thank you.
Mr J Wilkinson
What this man did, for our school, today, was simply awesome. Nothing more needs to be said.
Thank you, Garth.
Today, Key Stage 2 celebrated mass, for Mary, in the month of May. It was beautiful and provided an opportunity to reflect on many of the changes we have made, in order to further develop children’s experience and understanding of mass. Compared to the ‘not too distant past’, there were several striking contrasts.
Firstly, the quality of the music and singing has greatly improved. For this, huge thanks to Mrs Davila and Miss Copp.
Secondly, the Gospel included a ‘drama’ to watch, as well as words to listen to, meaning that the children reflected more on the Word. For this, thanks to Fr Frank, the children involved and Miss Copp.
Next, the addition of the screen and Power Point has meant that everyone is responding, praying and singing, together. For this, thank you to Mrs Bell and Fr Frank.
Finally, the children’s understanding of what is happening during the mass and their increased enjoyment is clear to see. For this, thank you to Fr Frank and the quality teaching, by staff, in our Come and See lessons.
As a school, we look forward to going to church.