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.
This week is anti-bullying week. As part of this we held odd socks day on Tuesday to highlight how everyone of us is similar yet different in many ways and that everyone of us is important and should be shown love and respect. Each child from nursery to year 6 has made a pledge based on the National Anti-bullying week focus of "Change starts with us". They have given thought about what they can do to try and ensure that bullying doesn't happen in our school. These will displayed around school as a reminder how we can be good friends to all.