Thankfully and to my great relief, we were blessed with amazing weather and a fantastic turn out, so can I take this opportunity to thank you for your enthusiastic support at our Sports Day and Family Picnic on Thursday. One of the warmest sports days I can recall, it was certainly the right choice, when we had to unfortunately cancel our previous date. Please head to Sports Day 2019 in the gallery section, for some of the wonderful photographs from the day. As you can see, the children's smiles provide the perfect feedback.
Our thanks go out to the Friends for their hard work and determination in making the day extra special with warming drinks and essential snacks. Mr and Mrs Baxter donated their hugely popular Laser Tag for the day - a real hit for Yr 2 upwards. Also to Gillian who provided her very popular curry, rice and chips and especially to Mr. Ashton for organising and managing the whole event. Best year yet.
UNIFORM-NO TRAINERS PLEASE
There's nothing smarter than a group of children in the correct uniform. It creates a sense of community within school and an identity to the outside world, one we are proud of.
I've noticed that quite a few of our children are wearing trainers to school. While it is a little understandable towards the end of the school year with growing children, this is not acceptable in September. Please ensure your children are equipped with leather shoes as in the uniform specification. Boots are for outdoor wear only and not part of the uniform.
MEET AND GREET
All our parents will be keen to discover what children need to know and learn in the next 12 months, meet their class teacher and this very popular evening provides a flavour of the year ahead. Even if you have only an hour to spare, why not come along at 6pm for session 1 and then 6.30pm for a short presentation in the hall on the year ahead, including the 50th anniversary celebrations.
Thirty three years after retiring, our first headteacher Miss Sanderson had a tour of school on Friday, spending the morning with us in assembly and visiting classes. She noticed similarities and differences, with the modernisation of facilities, but loved every moment of it - particularly meeting the children, who asked all manner of questions, from sports at Seaburn Dene in 1969 to corporal punishment (no, we didn't then!)