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Remembrance November 2019
On Monday 11th November, we held our Remembrance Assembly. Each year we take a different focus and try and think of things from a slightly different perspective. This year we talked a little about the role of women during WW1 and WW2.
We talked not only about how brave the men were that went out to fight for us but also the women who took on different roles at home to support their country. What we found really interesting is that the roles of the women were absolutely vital yet this was still at a time when not all women were not able to vote and have say in who ran the country.
We also talked a little about those who help us and those who we can ask for help if we need it. We have so many great links with people in our school who we can go to for help like our PSCO, teachers or Mr Ingham. We are learning the importance of respect, integrity and humility, which are just 3 of our key values.
Like last year, Mr Walker joined us for this special assembly. Mr Walker served 12 years in the Army as a musician in the 14th/20th King’s Hussars which is a Cavalry regiment. Both him and his wife teach music at 2387 Sqn Air Cadets Pudsey and 11th Leeds Boys Brigade.
Its becoming a bit of tradition now for Mr Walker to join us for this assembly. He plays at lots of Royal British Legion events and some funerals. I will be playing the bugle in Rodley on 14th December when they unveil a new war memorial to commemorate over 50 soldiers who were lost in the First World War who have not been recognised – what a privilege.
Mr Walker is retired due to him having Gulf War Illness which affects his nervous system and means that he can’t process hormones and vitamins properly. We are so please he could join us. You can see him play in the picture gallery linked below.
Thank you to one of our pupils who took the time to draw a great picture of us as she reflected on the importance of the day. You can see some pictures and a video of our assembly right here.
We were luck enough to have the Music and Arts Service team of musicians join us on 4th of November for an exclusive concert in our school hall. We got to know a little about all the instruments and how they were played.
Its always such a treat when they join us. We just love listening to live music.
You can see some pictures of them in action right here.
Rethink Food – Empowering children to make better choices around food & sustainability.
We are very excited to be involved in this project in partnership with Rethink Food. We are 1 of 17 schools across Leeds and Bradford who are involved in the project helping us to think about our food choices and who we can make sure every single child has enough to each.
We have our own electric food tower in school and we are currently experimenting to work out what grows well. We hope to be able to grow our own meal! We are really grateful to Savills who have sponsored our tower and helped make this project possible.
We have made a video help explain things in a little more detail too.
We even went to a special evening event where food suppliers and professionals came together to find out more about what we had been doing. It was very exciting. You see us in action right here.
We just can’t wait to see what we can grow next.
Year 5 Residential – Bushcraft. (September 2019)
Its been a while since we had a residential at Grove House. I don’t we have have seen this many excited children in once place in a long time!
We spent 3 days and 2 nights camping at Bushcraft in the grounds of Castle Howard where we learnt survival skills, played hide and seek in the woods and built our own shelters. Basically, we spent 3 days getting very very dirty!
You can see what we got up to by clicking here.