Georgia, Jeannie, Millie and Hughie had a fun but exhausting afternoon at Roefield along with lots of year 5/6 children from many other local schools. They took part in circuit training, spinning, dancing and a range of gym activities over 2 hours. It was lovely to see their confidence grow throughout the afternoon.
Wow, it's been another busy and long half term, but we've reached the last day. This week has seen 2 dress rehearsals, 2 performances of Cinderella, 2 performances of the Nativity and a Christmas party. The term will end with a carol service in the chapel at 12.45 on Friday and a key stage 2 trip to the theatre in Manchester. We wish all our families a happy and peaceful Christmas and thank you for your amazing generosity of food bank donations.
Four pupils from Year 2 were chosen to represent the school in the Ribble Valley kurling competition. It was a tough match with the team playing 8 other teams. They found the St. Augustine's floor very slippy and it took a while to get used to it but they improved as the competition went on and eventually won the bronze medal. We were very proud of them .
On Wednesday the whole school made crafts to decorate our hall, in keeping with the school's aims to protect our planet we use lots of recycled materials including cardboard boxes and jam jars. There was glitter and paper and wool and glue everywhere! However there will be some lovely decorations which will make our school look festive and then be taken home by the children to enhance their houses!
Our 3 toilet twinning events have been so well supported that we are thrilled to be able to announce that we have raised £444.00, which is enough to twin 7 toilets in different parts of the world, thank you to everyone for your hard work and generosity.
We were pleased to welcome Graeme back to school for a presentation assembly on Friday morning. The older children from St Gabriel's house led the celebration assembly with scripture and prayers before the younger children presented Graeme with a cheque that was almost as big as them! He presented us with 5 framed photographs of toilets we have twinned and 2 others will be sent.
Judging the decorated toilet roll tubes was extremely difficult as every entry was amazing! After lots of deliberating we chose Marley's jet, Isla's penguin, Mattie's toilet and Leo's footballer for first prizes, then Savannah's ladybird, Meila's fox, Edward's racing car, Georgia's cow and Grace's pig for runner up prizes. However, everyone who took the time to enter are winners in our eyes, well done!
Friday saw the first of our fundraising events for the Toilet Twinning charity. The children started their day by watching the film Flushed away and enjoyed an interval with pop corn and juice.
Tuesday, 19th November is World Toilet Day so we are holding a "Wear blue for the loo!" day and collecting a donation from each child.
The decorated toilet roll tubes are looking amazing, prizes will be given during Friday morning's assembly when Graeme from the toilet twinning charity will be returning to school. The total amount raised will be announced then.