Our super, little school celebrated the lovely summer weather in style today, with a Teddy Bears Picnic. The idea of bringing a bear to school was originally suggested by Lucy Porter, a member of the School Council. The fabulous catering staff then heard about the idea and decided they would add their magic to the day by creating a Teddy Bear Picnic. It was a lovely and memorable event, complete with bear themed music, bear ears and flags.
Berries on the benches
The whole school enjoyed a delicious summer treat today. There was ice cream, wafers, strawberries and sauce for all at playtime. This idea came from a School Council meeting earlier in the year but we thought we would wait until we had some sunshine to go with it.
First Aid afternoon
Our Key Stage 2 children were lucky enough to receive some first aid training this afternoon. This was suggested at a previous School Council meeting and today we were visited by two trained medics Gemma and Phil from Event Management and Training who trained the children in how to put somebody in the recovery position. It was a fun, hands on session that still got across the serious message of how valuable good first aid can be.
We are now the proud owners of a defibrillator!
Today was a proud day for our school as we were formally presented with our defibrillator machine. Fundraising for the machine began back in October when the staff learnt about their importance during first aid training. Since then the children have contributed to the fundraising by taking part in dress up themed days. Also we were lucky enough to win first place in the Fleetwood Christmas Tree Festival which greatly contributed to the cost of purchasing the defib. The staff have all been trained on how to use it, although they have their fingers crossed that they never have to. Well done to the School Council for leading the fundraising efforts and a huge thank you Mrs Thomas and all the parents for supporting the children in their efforts.
School Council recently organised a drawing competition. The task was deliberately vague to allow the children the freedom to draw whatever they liked. We had some amazing entries and judging them was a tough job. The winners will be announced and prizes given in assembly this Friday.
Judging the competition entries
The winners were eventually chosen and awarded their prizes. As you can see from their pictures, they were very worthy winners. Well done and thank you to all the children who entered the competition. Hopefully we will organise more in the future.
The children came to school looking very different today. Rather than their usual smart and polished appearance, St. Mary's came to school in their pyjama's. This was to support our playground equipment and defibrillator fundraising. Coming to school in pyjamas is certainly a unique and novel experience and the children loved it. The event raised £118, half of which will go into the de-fibrillator fund and the rest to purchase new items for the playground. Thank-you all for your support.
Democracy in action
Our school councillors have been working super hard over the last few weeks. They are doing their best to make ideas happen, as suggested by children from across the school. So far this half term they have purchased goalie gloves for the playground and arranged a fundraising pyjama day on the 9th February. There are also lots of other exciting plans in the pipe-line so watch this space. Keep up the good work team!
The Christmas dress up day competition, hosted by the School Council, came to it's conclusion today. The council members secretly judged the best dressed and the winners were announced in assembly. Our lucky winners are pictured below.
Christmas dress up day
Our defibrillator fundraising began today with a Christmas themed dress up day. Each child donated £1 to come in their own Christmas clothes. The money has been counted and we are pleased to announce that we raised a wonderful £126!. Many thanks to the children and parents for their efforts. Take a look at the pictures below to see the children entering into the Christmas spirit.
A suggestion came in from a child in Year 3 requesting books and teddies in the playground at lunchtime. The School Council listened to this suggestion and made it happen. As you can see from the pictures below, the teddies and books are going down a treat! Keep those ideas coming in and we will do what we can.
Our defibrillator fundraising launch
We were very fortunate to have a visit from two Event Management and Training representatives in assembly this week. They kindly agreed to come into school and talk to the children about the importance of defibrillator machines and why we should strive to have one in school. The children were treated to a demonstration of how the machine works and they all found it very interesting. Our first fundraising event will be a Christmas dress up day and hopefully it won't be be too long before all our fundraising efforts pay off and we have one of these vital machines in school.
Meet Our School Councillors
I'm pleased to announce that our School Councillors for this coming academic year have been elected!
I have no doubt that they will be just as committed and effective as last years school council. As they progress in their new roles they will hopefully realise that as well as helping to run our school, they are also growing and developing their own skills and confidence at the same time!
So far this school year we have already organised a fundraising Christmas Dress Up day which I am sure will be great fun. The focus of our fundraising will be playground improvement and a defibrillator. Representatives from Event Management and Training will be coming into school soon to launch our efforts. We are also working on lots of other exciting, secret plans which we will reveal another time. Watch this space!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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