Today I held a very positive Assembly about a very emotive subject – bullying. Your children should be bringing you home a leaflet all about it and how we as a school are moving forward. As well as a change in policy there is also an exciting opportunity for our Year 5 and Year 7 children to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. The Diana Memorial Trust sponsors and supports in-school training and provides resources for children. The scheme is currently operating in over 600 schools and has been seen to have a very positive impact. The children can get involved by writing a letter to me about why they would like to be an ambassador, then I will choose the best 14 letters and take them with me to the all day training event.
Wednesday saw another Cross-curricular Day where the children come off timetable for the day and have a wide range of different activities. This time the theme was the past, although Year 5 were being healthy and had a rather interesting visitor. There will be more at a later date as I have some children writing reports on what they did.
Our Year 8 Maths Challenge team did fantastically well in the County Final, coming second overall (By 1 point), again I am waiting for the team to give me a report on the event but we are extremely proud of them.
Congratulations to our extremely talented and sporty Year 6’s who came second in the district Quick-Sticks tournament.
I hope you all have an enjoyable long weekend: whether you are running a 10k race like Mrs McIver and Mrs Murfet; having a mini-break; playing sport or just relaxing. If you are at a loose end please drop by Standon May Day and support the Year 8 Enterprise groups and RSA stalls.