The fabulous picture shows drawings by pupils who attend their clubs of the teachers who have kept them safe. We will hang this up in the school to remind us all how much we have achieved together.
We were delighted to announce the winners of the PTA #Winterwatch photography competition. We had over 160 photos for our judge Peter Travers to pick the winners from. The entries were extremely varied and beautiful. They certainly met the original brief which was "to take a photo of something that catches your eye, something of natural beauty" inspired by BBC Winterwatch.
Prizes were awarded to first and second place in categories EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. Each first and second place winner received a certificate and a personalised mug with their image printed on, kindly funded by the PTA. Winners were as follows:
EYFS first place Annie H, second place Larissa T; KS1 first place Imogen D, second place Piper W; Lower KS2 first place Emily T, second place Cody W; Upper KS2 first place Cam H and second place Pippa S.
We would like to thank everyone who made the effort to enter the competition, Ruth Presswood for organising it and Peter Travers for judging.
Here are the winners and their lovely photos:
Fundraising for his Captain Tom challenge
Elliot in Class JSB is writing 100 poems for his Captain Tom challenge which is to do 100 of something to raise funds. Elliot has chosen to support the Alzheimer's Society
Not only is he writing 100 poems in different styles, he is turning them into an online experience by using Scratch. We're really proud of what he's achieved so far. He reached the halfway point on March 1st with a great poem about daffodils.
If you're intrigued by titles such as "Ode to a Zombie" and "Don't get Poo on your Shoes", take a look at some of his poems here: scratch.mit.edu/projects/494495593
If you'd like to support Elliot and his cause, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/penny-pledges.
Well done Elliot.
From New Zealand to Saltford
During the first lockdown, Jaz (Class NS) and Jess (Class RJ) wrote to the Prime Minister of New Zealand to say how impressed they were with the way she handled the Coronavirus and what a fantastic role model to women she was. They made her a Hama bead heart which they enclosed with the letter.
They were delighted to receive this reply, with an extra hand written note.
Well done Jazz and Jess for taking the initiative and taking an international interest.
Raising funds and awareness for Julian House
We are hoping for good weather on Friday 5th March. Isaac from Class RJ and his Dad are taking part in the Big Bath Sleep Out on Friday night to support Julian House. They are sleeping in the garden without a tent and will have to build a shelter to sleep in. This is to raise funds and awareness for men and women who have to sleep outside every night.
Well done Isaac for thinking about others and taking action in this way.
If anyone would like to sponsor Isaac, please use this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/m-seymour1.