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Commonwealth Games Day | July 4, 2022

The children competing in the long jump event.

To celebrate the Commonwealth Games taking place in England this year, we held our very first school commonwealth games.

The children took part in sprinting, long jump, high jump, sprint and basketball after which each class selected their own representations for a relay race. We all demonstrated the Commonwealth Games focus on teamwork and friendliness and all of the children had a brilliant day, showing determination, self-belief and passion – our school sport values.

The children in a sprint race.

As the Commonwealth Games are known as the friendly games, there was also friendly competition to win medals and trophies, while teachers also awarded children with best attitude medals.

“The high jump was my favourite. I won a medal and then my class were the winners of the trophy too.”

Yaseen in Year 4

Special mention to the Year 5 Sports Leaders and the Year 4 helpers who supported the scoring and timing of the events. Also, a great big thank you to Melanie Nichols who opened our games and also helped out during the events. Good luck to Melanie who is the baton bearer in Sunderland on 14th July.

“I liked the high jump because I kept getting higher.”

Nathan in Year 1
The children receive their medals.

It was a wonderful day for everyone with huge thanks to our wonderful Mr Spoors for all he did to organise and lead a day filled with special memories for us all 🙂

We Celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee | May 26, 2022

The children wearing crowns they had made.

Throughout the week we’ve been celebrating the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee. The staff and the children have been getting involved in all sorts of activities in preparation for a picnic we had planned. This included making bunting, crowns and decorating two large portraits of the Queen drawn by Miss Howard.

Mr Williams was also going round school to sit down with some of the children who answered questions about our Queen.

As part of the school’s jubilee celebrations, some of our children sat down and answered questions about our Queen.

Unfortunately, due to the British rain, the picnic with the parents could not go ahead but we did manage to find a break in the rain so the children could go out and sing the songs they had prepared, which represented different decades.

The children performing their songs.

It was great for everyone to be together outside and as it was something we hadn’t been able to do for a long time it felt extra special.

You can see some of the videos and photos from the day in our Queens Jubilee Album