The 18th and 19th July heralded the annual year 6 end-of-year production and this time it was Hairsrpay Jr that was selected, a story of a determined young woman who wants to change the world by helping break down racial barriers through her enthusiasm for dance and singing.
Exective headteacher, Mr. Stuart Pywell had this to say: "As I was watching the final production of the Year 6 production of Hairspray on Friday night, the 19th July, I realised what an incredible privilege it is to be the Headteacher of such a fantastic school. Not just because of the great children and parents, their creativity, determination, resilience and drive, nor because we had put on a play with over 100 children in our local theatre, but because of how absolutely marvellous it was that our teachers and children had chosen a contentious musical, not a mainstream choice, with some little known songs and some challenging dance routines. Not only was it a success but it engaged all the children in a real project, understanding and overcoming racism. It was truly magical watching all the children supporting encouraging and engaging in such a professional way."
During the course of the year we have many children raising money for good causes. This year we would particularly like to recognise one of our children for his sponsored 5 mile walk, which he did because he is a Muslim and believes that during the time of Ramadan he should do as many good deeds as possible. Raising over £1500, the money allowed the funding of three freshwater wells for people in Somalia, with the rest of the money going to charity.
Congratulations young man, you certainly demonstrate our school values of care, consideration, courtesy, creativity, resilience and determination. We're very proud of you!
Sports day took place on Tuesday the 9th July, which saw our four school houses compete against each other in events such as 50m sprints, water races, hurdles, boxing relay and numerous others. The four houses competing for glory were Hales, Langton, Loretta and Manwood. It was Hales who were ultimately victorious, but achieving glory was not easy. Children from across all houses competed fiercely, giving everything they had. Well done everyone, it was a fantastic day!