7 October 2018, Comments: 0

This week could certainly claim to be the busiest week of the year so far. On Monday we will be having the annual pupil photographs by Tempest in the school hall. TAG Rugby Club continues after school.

On Tuesday we welcome Ruth to lead our worship at 1.15pm. After school from 6pm parents are welcome to attend a demo session with Richard Wilton, who leads the team providing brass and woodwind tuition in school. If you have someone interested in learning one of these instruments you are welcome to come along and meet Richard. Mrs Wake will also be there to answer any questions.

Wednesday is an important day at RTS when we will be celebrating World Mental Health Awareness Day and supporting the work of the children’s Mental Health charity Compass Buzz. The day is a non-uniform day where the children will be encouraged to wear yellow as part of our awareness raising day. Any voluntary donations will passed on to Compass Buzz to support their work with children. All of the children will spend some time thinking of some of the ways they can support their own mental health; this is an area which we are identifying as increasingly important to all of our children and I hope that everyone will play their part in supporting the day. Wednesday also sees week 5 of the year 3/4 football tournament at Harrogate High School from 3.45pm

Thursday 11th October is our annual Harvest Festival, the theme is ‘A Recycled Harvest’ all donations of tins or fresh produce can be brought into school on Thursday morning or after school on Wednesday. This year we are dividing our gifts: half will be made into harvest boxes and distributed to the elderly in our community; the other half will be donated to the Harrogate Foodbank. In a world where there is so much choice and availability of food it is important to know just how much difference the smallest gift can make to someone else. Thank you to everyone in the Friends who has offered to come in and make up the hampers

Finally on Friday we welcome our Harvest visitors for the community tea where they will be hosted by the children in year six. The week continues into Saturday when the choir will be singing at the St John’s Harvest Feast. Their contribution will be from 6pm and last for about 20 minutes. If you wish to stay for the whole event free tickets are available from the church office.

The photos below show last week’s yellow jumper winners and the RTS scientists who did a magnificent job last week when they presented their work at a regional science conference.

Andrew Symonds

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