It is the end of a long term and both staff and pupils are looking forwards to a well-deserved rest. Our theme for this half term has been community and what a huge amount of things have taken place. Over the course of this term we have been involved with the following, to name a few;
Afternoon tea for ‘Someone Special’ (thanks again to the Co-op, Morrison’s, Loquacious Baker, Petite Chouet), Christmas music night, reverse advent calendars, care packages for those in need at Christmas (with thanks to Fair Share and Aldi for their donations), non-uniform events for Children in Need and Save the Children, a Christmas tree donation from Homebase, benches donated by Future Contractors, the start of our community garden, the re-formation of a PTA (please contact Bev Brown if you are interested), ‘Hot Chocolate Fridays’, Christmas hampers for local care homes, 702 hours of voluntary work completed through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
These things show that our school has a place to play in being at the heart of our wider community and makes me proud to be co-headteacher here. Whilst everyone enjoys the festivities I hope that we all can reflect on the world around us and encourage each other to involve ourselves in our communities and families, considering those who might love nothing more than a 5 minute telephone call, a shared mince pie or even just a friendly smile.
Wishing everyone a restful Christmas and a happy, successful 2020.