Head's Blog

24th January 2020

This week, we have had Chinese New Year week. You may have noticed the fabulous lanterns we had up through school. We also had 'year of the rat' biscuits, and lucky red envelopes with chocolate money in. Thank you for everyone who sent their child in red on Wednesday. As you can see from the photos in our gallery, we had a workshop to make shakers, drums, dragons and hats, and then we had a great Chinese New Year parade that walked round the school, led by the dragon (a Chinese dragon - not me!). Children shook their shakers, wore their Chinese hats and danced along to the Chinese music that was played over the tanoy!

This week, we have also celebrated Mental Health week with the staff. This has been a Trust wide initiative and one that has been well received by staff. All week staff have had the opportunity to go to other schools in the Trust for exercise classes - yoga, pilates, boxercise and lots more. And we've celebrated at school by wearing yellow on Monday, having smoothies on Tuesday, eating cake and fruit on Wednesday, having chocolate and info about mental health websites and initiatives on Thursday - and on Friday - no food! but staff were given a 'voucher' so that they could have an early night at some point in the future when they need it. It has been a really good week, especially for bringing mental health into the open - which is always a good thing! If anyone would like to know more, please let us know.
Enjoy your weekend
Rachel :)