Before we look ahead to what is a very busy week in the diary we need to celebrate two achievements from last week. Firstly congratulations to the group of children who were invited to Skipton last week to speak at the schools’ Fairtrade conference; the children did an amazing job and were congratulated by everyone at the event. See the photo below. The 2nd achievement is the school winning two awards at the Harrogate in Bloom Awards on Sunday. The school won a gold award for its garden areas and The Christine Dean Award for the childrens’ participation in gardening activities; well doen to everyone involved.
On to this week; Monday is the first day of the building project with Walter West Builders setting up their site. Please help us by avoiding the school car park which will be a particularly busy area this week as the site is fenced off. On Monday afternoon we will be walking to St John’s Church for our Start of Year Service, led by Simon, which will start at 1.20 and last for about 25 minutes; everyone is very welcome to join us if they are free. TAG Rugby Club will continue after school on Monday.
Tuesday sees Nidderdale Class visiting Beningbrough Hall as part of their Victorians Study. Back at school the NSPCC will be leading our worship time; our partnership with the NSPCC is one of the ways that we seek to make sure that children know how to stay safe. Part of their visit will involve the opportunity for the children to participate in a fundraising activity if they wish.
On Wednesday Swaledale Class will visit Beningbrough Hall as part of their Victorians Study whilst Wharfedale and Wensleydale Classes will be visiting the Bible exhibition at the Gospel Hall. After school on Wednesday Choir Practice will take place at school whilst the yr3/4 football group will take part in week three of their matches at Harrogate High School.
Thursday afternoon sees the chikdren participating in the Tolly Richardson Swimming Gala at the Hydro. Netball Club will take place after school.
Friday is the busiest day of the week with the Friends hosting the Macmillan Coffee morning in the school hall from 9am. Coverdale, Nidderdale and Swaledale Classes will all visit the Bible Exhibition at the Gospel Hall whilst in the afternoon we welcome the Author Robin Stevens to school; Robin will be talking to the children in upper key stage two as part of the school’s participation in the Broughton Hall Literacy Festival.
The photographs below show the fairtrade team meeting Fairtrade rice growers in Skipton and this week’s yellow jumper winners.