Welcome back to school for the spring term! It was lovely to see all the children again after the Christmas break and we are also really pleased to have welcomed three new children to school – Ella, Freddie and Holly – we are sure they will be very happy here.
The after school clubs have all got off to a good start. Spaces are available for all the activities except Skate Skool so please let the office know if your child would like to join in.
Next week children in Year 5 are attending the Sports Hall Athletics event organised by the Hyndburn & Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership. This is the second inter school event we are attending this year and this participation, together with other initiatives means we are on track to receive the Bronze School Games Mark award during this academic year. The School Games Mark rewards schools for increasing engagement in school games, developing competitive opportunities, broadening the range of opportunities, increasing and sustaining participation. As a school we are implementing actions for all these areas.
I have mentioned before about how you can raise money for school by doing virtually nothing! This is via The Giving Machine, a website/app through which donations are made to school for purchases made online for a whole host of popular retailers. You can read more about this here and we encourage you to sign up if you can. For the 12 months from January to December 2019 we raised £65.16 with only a small number of active givers. It would be great if we could double or triple that sum in the next 12 months. Please ask Amanda in the office if you need any more information and thank you in advance for your support.