Last week we celebrated the success of 3 of our older children who either won or were runners up in a local writing competition. The children were justifiably very proud of their achievements and it was clear from the description of their writing on the certificates that their work was of a very high standard and had really impressed the judges. I hope that the awards will inspire them to continue enjoying writing to such a high standard for many years to come.

There was success of another sort last week when a number of our year 6 children undertook their cycling tests (known previously as Cycling Proficiency), after a series of cycle training sessions. After a gap of many years this is something that we have started this year to encourage children to not only be safe on the roads but also enjoy a healthy lifestyle. We would not have been able to offer this to the year 6 without the on-going commitment and support from a number of parents who gave their time for which we are really grateful.

We all know just how popular and enjoyable our after school care is with both children and parents. Last week one of our younger members of school decided to bring his pocket money into school  so that he could pay the fee for the after school care session.

And finally- next week it is the year 6 residential visit to Kilvrough. Yes it will be cold but I am really looking forward to it, with the knowledge that memories are likely to be made which will stay  with the children for many years to come.