We are encouraging pupils, parents or carers to swap four wheels for two feet and give walking a go this Walk to School Week 21st to 25th May.
As part of the challenge this year, pupils will be encouraged to wear the shoes that make them happiest – whether that is the brightest, jazziest or craziest shoes they own, to celebrate Living Streets’ Happy Shoesday on Tuesday 22nd May when we will be celebrating.
Our message in school is that walking to school is a brilliant way to get active and healthy. It’s also a great opportunity for our children to learn vital road safety skills and make sure they’re alert and ready to learn at the start of a new day. Walk to School Week is part of National Walking Month organised by ‘Living Streets’.
This year Living Streets is urging families to pledge to walk to school via their website. Please bring a suggested donation of £1.00, to be sent to Living streets, the UK’s only charity for everyday walking. Living Streets say:
- parents who walk find the journey to school less stressful,
- petrol bill goes down, and pollution
- fewer traffic queues and parking issues
- children perform better at school
- Children & parents feel healthier and fitter.
- Teachers report that those pupils who walk to school are more attentive once they reach their desks.
Over 400,000 pupils took part in Walk to School Week 2017 – and this year is shaping up to be even bigger.
Please join in and support this fundraising campaign!
Click on this link to show your support for this wonderful campaign.
Mrs McNamara, Tom and Conrad (Year 6)
Please see the attached details.
Well done to our KS2 children who led a very moving and reflective Way of The Cross Presentation yesterday evening. The singing, acting and reading were wonderful. You should all be very proud of yourselves. Thank you to all the staff who prepared the children so well and to the parents. grandparents, governors and parishioners who supported the children by sharing in the celebration.
Our Liturgy Group have just published their second newsletter, Read all about it!
Computing Week 2018
We recently celebrated Computing Week at school. Programming was the focus of the week and the children engaged in various activities and workshops to develop their computational thinking. There was plenty of debugging, repetition and sequencing taking place throughout the school. It was great fun! The children also took part in an eSafety workshop which allowed them to enter the world of online gaming. Everyone learnt about how to keep safe when playing on the internet.
Well done to our Year 3 children who led us in a wonderful assembly on Friday. Your snake dance was amazing! Thank you to our Irish dancers who provided a touch of Riverdance to the morning. It was wonderful to see so many parents celebrating the learning in class and then enjoying an Irish Coffee!
Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Well done to Daniel, Cassia, Liam, James, Grace and Asti, our Fairtrade group, for organising our Fairtrade Assembly and Banana and Biscuit Bar this week. We raised £128.15 for Cafod, our Lenten charity! We are proud to be the only Fairtrade School in Potters Bar and one of only a few in Hertfordshire. The group created a fabulous assembly which was enjoyed by the whole school.