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NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2018

Principal’s Corner

Remembrance Day is an important day in the school calendar
at St Mary’s. We remembered those who died to ensure our
freedom and our British way of life. This year was particularly
poignant, as it is 100 years since the guns fell silent.
The children focussed on Dilwyn’s sacrifice as many who
died attended our school as children and were friends and
playmates. The Upper Juniors read the poetry and using
John McCrea’s ‘In Flanders Fields’ as a template wrote their
own poems. At 11am the whole school stood in silence.
Ben, Holly & Erin read their First World War poems followed
by John Gerrish reading a prayer.
On Friday 16th November the children arrived dressed in
their favourite spotted outfits for Children in Need Day.
Beforehand, the children had been busy collecting loose
change from mums, dads, grandparents and friends, and
they eagerly began creating a huge Pudsey with their coins
which overflowed along the corridors. The Christian message
of helping those who are disadvantaged and need support
was the order of the day. A sponsored swim by Daniella,
Sophie, Daisy, Ivy & Eden added a staggering £242 to
the coffers. The school raised £436 a fantastic achievement.
Well done to all.
We are now into the winter months. Shirts, ties, and jackets
are the order of the day. They look very smart. If you
are having problems with getting uniform please see me or
Elaine. Friends also have a limited supply.

Sport
On Fridays the Juniors have started going swimming,
and are all working hard to achieve their
next badges. Congratulations to Ella & Johnnie who
achieved their Red Badges and Phoebe who
achieved her Green last half term. The Juniors
are also following a 6 week tag ruby module with
the expertise of our wonderful Rugby Coach Mark.
Mark assures me he will toughen them up for the
Battle of Mortimer Park in the Spring.