Years 1 and 2 raised funds for the NHS last week by hosting a tea party with the theme of Alice in Wonderland. The cakes and refreshments were donated by a parent and the children raised £120 for the NHS.
Last week we were able to all join together in the cathedral to celebrate the Risen Lord. The whole school, in separate bubbles, enjoyed thanking God for the life of Christ. Each family brought in flowers from home to decorate the cross which was placed on the altar. It was wonderful to be able to join together in worship.
This week each class have depicted a part of the Easter story through music, prayer and drama. These were recorded and played to each class as part of their week of liturgies.
The mayor came to help some of the younger children plant seeds int he school allotment. The seeds were donated by The Wildflower Project. One packet of seeds for every child. The younger children have planted the seeds on the school site but key stage 2 children have taken the seeds home to plant.
The idea is that the wildflowers grow and become food sources for bees who are pollinators.
Each February the school raises awareness of the importance of Fairtrade during Fair trade Fortnight. This usually includes one of the classes visiting our local Co op in the town. As a Fairtrade accredited school, we promote Fairtrade goods all year round.
This year, we were unable to go into the store as it was during the period of time when the school was closed for most pupils. Instead, Jackey Burzio, from the Co op, contacted us and asked if we would like some Fairtrade products.She delivered Fairtrade produce to the school for the children to make chocolate and banana pancakes.
Year 4 children were part of a tree planting session last week. Liam Treadwell attended st Philip’s when he was a child and enjoyed his time here. His family have stayed in touch with the school and donated an Oak tree to the school in his memory.
Liam’s brother dug the hole and the family joined the children in planting it. They will plant bulbs so there is colour around the base all year round.