26 February 2017, Comments: 0

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable half term. The half term before Easter is always a busy on but this week is a particularly busy start to a term.

This is the start of Fairtrade Fortnight during which there will be a number of events promoting the work of fairtrade producers around the world. Thursday 2nd is also World Book Day, this year is not a dressing up day but the children will be celebrating the joy of reading through the day itself. It is also Shrove Tuesday on 28th February which marks the start of Lent in the Christian Calendar. This term all of the classes will be involved in a special project called 40 acts of kindness which encourages people to be proactive during lent in seeking to do things which make them a better person.

This week starts with the school welcoming a new member of staff to join the team at RTS. Mr Johnathan Howlett will be working with children in KS1 who have additional needs; I am sure that you will join me in welcoming him this week. After school on Monday the Harrogate Drama Club continues.

On Tuesday Coverdale will be taking part in a special skype conversation with the astrophysicist William Dunn whilst after school children from Yr5/6 will be taking part in the quick sticks hockey tournament at HGS.

After school on Wednesday the School’s TAG Rugby Team will be heading to Harrogate Rugby Club to participate in the annual Rugby Tournament.

Thursday is World Book Day. In the afternoon we welcome Rev Andy Patrick who will continue his work with classes as he explores the meaning of our values. Please note there is no Chess Club this Thursday which starts again on Thursday 9th March.

The choir have a very busy day on Friday as they prepare for their charity concert at the Royal Hall, to give them time to prepare and attend the final rehearsals that will be allowed to leave school at 2.30pm.

The photo below shows the winners of our Yellow Jersey during the last week of the first half term.

A Symonds

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