Friday 16th March
This week was a special week in the history of Ralph Sadleir as we gave thanks to Mr Palmen in a special commemorative day. Everyone looked fantastic in their red – for Lancashire and Arsenal – and the parents and children surpassed themselves with donations of cakes (which were continued to be sold on Friday and still to come on Monday!!) Thanks to your generosity we have raised a lot of money for the British Heart Foundation.
In the assembly we sang, reminisced and gave thanks. For 10 years Mr P. dedicated his life to our school, helping children and supporting staff. He was simply a great man which was reflected in all the fitting tributes that were written in his memorial book by pupils, parents and staff both past and present. Once a Ralphie always a Ralphie, and he will be forever remembered with the renaming of the computer suite.
The rest of the week was no less busy, Year 5 were rehearsing and refining their performing skills in readiness for next week’s production – there is something magical about when a group fills the school with song! If you are coming to watch you are in for a treat!! Not content with performing a small group went off to a regional maths competition and came a respectable fourth. The years 7s were filling the School in a different way, with lovely smells as their healthy couscous recipes came to life.
There was plenty of sport taking place too, the Key Stage 3 House Leagues are coming to the end of their season, each still with all to play for. The KS2 boys football team had a comfortable win over Edwinstree; the Year 7 girls won the district Futsal and head to the County finals on Monday; the Year 7 boys came up against an inspired Saffron Walden side in the District Cup and didn’t make it through; and finally the Year 8 girls signed off from their netballing careers as Ralphies by winning the District Cup.
Next week is the penultimate of the term, where has this half term gone!! But as Mrs Campbell made us aware it is Science Week – so experiments galore will be taking place. Come along and watch the Year 5 Alice production. It will also be the last chance to buy raffle tickets for the RSA Easter Egg Raffle.
Have a great weekend everybody.