Yesterday, Sharon from the N.S.P.C.C. came to assembly and revealed how much money we had raised for the charity from our sponsored assault course – £1439.70! Congratulations to 4KW who were the class that raised the most in the school and thank you to everyone for their kind donations.
A message from Sharon from the NSPCC in response to our fundraising last term:
‘Hi this is Sharon from the NSPCC just thanking you for your support in helping your children with their sponsored fundraising, we have had a wonderful response. The money that we raise is so helpful in continuing our ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme and keeping vulnerable children safe. If you do have any more funds to be returned or donations that you would like to make could I please ask that they are brought into school this week in time to reveal the total to the children at their thank you assembly on the 5th March. Thank you again for your support and generosity.’
Today’s assembly told the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. We learned about the self-control and grit that Mr Robinson showed throughout his life, especially when facing a constant stream of racism against him. This was an excellent opportunity to remind our pupils about the core British value of equality in all areas of life, as well as about justice and fairness for all.
‘It is not necessary to react to everything you notice.’
Today’s assembly centred on optimism, one of the character traits from our QPA character scheme. Can we do it? Yes we can!
Today our Windsor House Captains held an assembly for their house. Although the theme of working together and of how to demonstrate character was provided, the pupils prepared their own activities and content. Their delivery was excellent and they demonstrated courage and discernment throughout.
Over the last two weeks we have reinforced with the children our anti-bullying message. We encourage our pupils to identify any repeated negative actions towards them (‘Several Times On Purpose = S.T.O.P.) and seek help immediately if they are unhappy about the conduct of others (‘Speak Out Straightaway’ = ‘S.O.S.’).
We have also reminded children of our postboxes where they can report any worries that they have. These boxes are emptied daily and relevant interventions put in place.
This week’s thought of the week centres around one of our character awards, compassion.