Have a look at how we forge links with both the local community and with the wider world.
The WI has a proud history of taking action to protect the environment. Over the years the WI has cleaned up our beaches, stood up for the honeybee and campaigned for wide areas of special beauty. In recent times, this concern for our natural environment has seen members rally against climate change. They work together during February and ask members to make and share green hearts to Show The Love for all they want to protect from climate change on Valentine’s Day. The ladies from Shadforth WI have made a number of these hearts combined with a bird feeder and hung them from the school railings for parents to take home with them. Please help yourself to one.
Christmas Carol Singing
The children sang in the Community Centre at the lighting of the Christmas Tree in the Village on Saturday – what a lovely way to mark the start of the festive season!
Today Years 1 and 4 spent the morning at St Mary’s Church paying tribute to those who sacrificed their lives during wartime. We walked to the Cenotaph and also popped into the Community Centre to look at the wonderful art work the children throughout school have created. Thanks to St Mary’s Church for putting on cakes and drinks. Please pop along and see all the wonderful tributes throughout the Village.
The children will be enjoying even more delicious fruit and vegetables from the school garden this week as part of their school dinners. Carrots, parsnip, lettuce, spring onions, onions, beetroot, broad beans were picked in the latest harvest.
Choir at Christmas
On Tuesday 12th December the choir visited the Tesco Extra Store at Dragonville and brought some festive cheer to the shoppers there! They received many compliments about their singing and enthusiasm, they danced and sang along the aisles and were so infectious that a shopper stopped to join in!
Once again our school choir was invited to sing for the elderly residents of the Village at their Christmas party. Both the children and the residents thoroughly enjoy this and it has become an annual event that they all look forward to. The residents say that hearing the children sing ‘makes their Christmas.’ This year, as you can see from the pictures, some of them really got into the spirit and joined in playing the bells while the children sang. A great time was had by all.
Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. On Friday 30th September we held our coffee morning for Macmillan and raised £200 between our 2 sites. Many thanks to all those who baked cakes and supported us on the day.
Helping the Parish Council
Councillor Delia Coulthard from Sherburn Village Parish Council joined together with children from the school to put bedding plants into the planters at the front of the Village site. We are delighted to be able to help our local Parish Council in making our community a brighter place to live.
Football in the Community
Helping children in Uganda
Brenda from ‘Brenda’s Promise Kindergarten Uganda’ visited our school on Monday 29th February to tell us all about the schools she is helping to build in Uganda. The children there have no schools or resources and we are going to try and help them by donating books, pens, pencils etc. Our School Council are hoping to organise this at their next meeting. Take a look at some of the pictures that Brenda brought for us showing how the school had been built and some of the children from the Village who now benefit from the new school:
Here we are in assembly learning about how the children live in Africa and how Brenda is helping them: