Our Ethos Group pupils from Year 3 and 4 planned this year's Remembrance Service. The service was held on the school field and was the first time that the whole school had come together in person this academic year. Reverand John also joined us for this sepcial service. The event was really special and moving. The children set a sending out challenge for everyone and all staff and children added poppies to the worship station in school.
This year our Harvest Appeal focused on two charities; one local and one international charity. Our local appeal was in aid of Ormskirk Foodbank. The foodbank is a lifeline for many people who find themselves in crisis. We were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of donations towards this cause and we know that the foodbank will be very grateful for your generosity.
The second part of our appeal was for Toilet Twinning; a chairty which works around the world providing education about the need for good sanitation as well as the materials for communities to build their own toilet blocks. Our 'Blue for Loo' day was enjoyed by the children in school and their donations raised a fabulous £200! This money will help at least three different communities to get the education and materials they need to build their own toilets.
Family, Fun and Food
The latest Family, Fun and Food event was based around Jesus Light of the World. The children listened to stories about light and watched a great demonstration that reinforces the idea that if we think only of ourselves the light goes out but if we look outwards to others then the light burns bright. A fantastic message for people to take away during the current climate. Please keep yourselves safe but where you can look out for one another. Take a look at some of the photos of the children getting busy creating their light themed crafts.
Pie and Patter
We were pleased to welcome members of the wider community in to school for our first 'Pie and Patter' event. The pies served were made with apples from our very special Jubilee apple tree. Our children then came out to sing to our guests and Year 4 did a wonderful job of serving our guests. There was even enough pie left for our servers at the end of the afternoon.
Helpers' Thank You
Christmas time is a time when we reflect on the year that is nearly at an end and think about all we are thankful for. We are really thankful for all of our wonderful volunteers that help out in school. From PTA and Governors, to gardeners and toast makers and everyone in between we express a huge thanks from everyone at school. We really couldn't do it all without you. We hope everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the entertainment provided by the children.
Remembrance Prayer Stations
The whole of school attended church for our special Remembrance service. The Ethos Group had designed two prayer stations with four others provided by church. The children worked in mixed age groups and interacted with each of the stations. It was wonderful to see everyone coming together and to hear the amazing thoughts each child had. We all really enjoyed the morning.
Family Fun and Food
The Family, Fun and Food session held in November was a huge success. It was lovely to see so many people there and to think about Remembrance. The children made poppies, learnt about the soldiers and created crosses to show they are in the Lord's army. Huge thanks to church for organising such a fantastic session.
On Sunday 13th October school joined the congregation at St James' Church, Westhead to celebrate Harvest Festival. The children from each class took an active part in the service and the work completed by the Busy Bees class on Harvest was on display around the Millenium Window.
Two of our Y6 pupils have recently spent the morning at the Liverpool Diocese offices training to become Vision Ambassadors for our school. They really enjoyed the morning learning about our school vision, what it means and gathering ideas for how they can share the vision with others. The morning was filled with games, discussions and of course snacks! We were amazed at the fantastic ideas they came up with for sharing the vision and we are excited to see how they do this back in school.
Family, Fun and Food Event
Saturday's 'Family, Fun and Food' session, led by St James' Church, in the village hall was a huge success. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces there enjoying themselves. Everyone enjoyed the activities and of course the chips! The next session is planned for November so keep watch for the date being released. A big thanks to all the volunteers who worked hard to plan, prepare, lead and clean up after the session. We really appreciate everything you do.