Over the last few weeks, our children have been completing work in class to bury four specially themed time capsules on our school field. As a school, we wanted to capture the significance of events such as: The Queen’s Jubilee, The Commonwealth Games as well as celebrating the children’s resilience during the pandemic and our school’s contributions towards the communities such as our defibrillator campaign. The four capsules were buried in a special ceremony held yesterday – how exciting that in decades or centuries to come people will be talking about our amazing children and school?!
We were very proud today to welcome Mark King from the Oliver King Foundation to deliver our community defibrillator and provide training to members of staff.
The Oliver King Foundation are determined to save as many young lives as possible. Their aim is to ensure that no other family has to suffer a similar loss to the family of Oliver King.
The Foundation was set up in January 2012 following the tragic death of 12-year-old Oliver King. Oliver died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, a hidden heart condition which kills 12 young people every week. Oliver attended King David High School in Liverpool and suffered a cardiac arrest whilst taking part in a swimming race. It is estimated that 270 children die every year.
We would like to thank Mark and Chris for visiting our school, providing a defibrillator and providing our staff with the training to use it.
Yesterday, our local Police Community Support Office (PCSO) visited our Year 4 class to discuss about Antisocial Behaviour in the community. The children were really engaged and took the opportunity to ask lots of interesting questions around recent issues that may be happening in our local area.
After Easter, our Year 3 and 5 class will also be having a class visit.
Congratulations to our committed team of runners who participated in the Wolverhampton 10K yesterday to raise money for a school defibrillator!
All the team made a fantastic effort and smashed their personal targets all in aid of a wonderful cause.
Thank you to all the friends, families and children who came out to support on the route!
On Monday, the School Council Leaders are raising funds by holding a Valentine Bake Sale. All funds raised will be used to deliver Random Acts of Kindness Gifts to people within our community during the week. Cakes and biscuits will be available to buy – please send your child with some money so they support our fundraising efforts.
Yesterday, pupils learned about Chinese New Year – 2022 the year of the tiger! We wish the Chinese members of our community a happy new year and a great celebration. Our Early Years celebrated this by coming to school dressed in red and linking their learning activities to the chinese new year! We would like to thank Dragon Gate Chinese Take Away at the Avion Centre who donated spring rolls and fortune cookies for all of the children.
Yesterday it was World Religion Day! Following on from our assembly from Miss Higgins on Friday – where we celebrated and found out about all the religions in our school – we asked children to send in pictures celebrating their religion on World Religion Day yesterday!
We are very proud to announce that before Christmas, our Choir raised £85 singing hymns at the market in Wolverhampton City Centre. This money was then exchanged for Just Eat vouchers and was donated to the critical care unit at New Cross Hospital to thank them for the amazing work they have been doing.
We were very proud to receive a letter of thanks from the Matron – Gerardine Hardesty – praising our children for their fantastic efforts.
Congratulations to Ella in Year 3, who designed our new mascots Peter and Paul. They have now been recreated by an artist – Scott Anthony – using Ella’s original design and these will be used to celebrate positive work in school and also charitable work that supports our school’s mission.
Today as part of our partnership with Wolves Foundation, we participated in a Black History Month workshop. This was held via Zoom and focused on:
- What Black History Month is.
- What Campaigns are in football that supports Black History Month.
- History of Black History Month
- Role models & Athletes
Thank you to Wolves Foundation for doing this! Children have the opportunity to enter a poster competition and potentially win a signed Wolves shirt!