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¬†WOW ‚Äď Walk Once a Week
|We are now part of a Hampshire project to encourage pupils, parents and teachers to walk to school at least once a week. Even if you live too far away or don‚Äôt have time to walk the whole way to school, why not park a short distance from school and walk at least 5 -1 0 minutes to school.
There will be a chart in every classroom and at the end of the month, those that have walked once a week will get a badge.
To encourage our children Strider turned up to welcome the children.
School Expansion Update
The Governing body has taken the decision to deliver the expansion scheme in partnership with the Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE) rather than Hampshire County Council. As a result, after a competitive selection process, we have appointed WYG Management Services Ltd to manage the project. Whilst we¬†understand that this is unusual for a Hampshire school, it is a practice that the GDBE operates for non-Hampshire schools, and one that the County Council have agreed to support the school with.
Further details, including plans of the new proposals will be posted here shortly.
Information about our school expansion can be found on the A-Z of Information page under 'Expansion'.
Click here¬†to go there.
The Reading Garden
Over the summer holidays something wonderful has happened to the garden by the Library!
Mrs Daniels spent months with designers planning a¬† beautiful and¬†peaceful place to read. At one end is a large wooden chair surrounded by benches (one with a dragons head!) for classes to listen to their teacher read. At the other end is a shaded area covering individual seats.
We've only been back a few days and already it's proved to be a popular place to sit quietly with a book at lunchtimes.
A huge thank you to ASSA for raising the money for us to create this amazing place for all the children to enjoy.
The Jubilee Allotments
At All Saints, a team of staff and volunteers from the community have been working hard to transform an unused part of the school grounds into allotments that the children can use to grow vegetables and plants, study wildlife and participate in a variety of outdoor learning opportunities.
The area has been aptly named the 'The Jubilee Allotments'.
Here is what the area looked like before...
Volunteers from the 'Grow with Hart' and 'Minding the Garden' projects and staff transformed the area during the half term holidays by building raised beds, preparing the ground for growing, pruning back trees, creating a path and a seating area.
As well as helping children lead happier, healthier lives today, research has shown that gardening helps children to acquire essential skills they need to fulfil their potential in a rapidly-changing world and make a positive contribution to society as a whole.
Specifically it helps children to become
1. Ready to learn - become stronger, more active learners capable of thinking independently and adapting their skills and knowledge to new challenges at school and in future;
2. Resilient - gain a more resilient, confident and responsible approach to life so they can achieve their goals and play a positive role in society;
3. Responsible - learn vital job skills, embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle and develop the ability to work and communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Go to the Pupils page to see updates on our gardening projects!
Diamond Jubilee Celebration
We celebrated the Diamond Jubilee dressed in red, white and blue, listening to our orchestra and enjoying delicious sandwiches and cakes! See the School Gallery (in the pupil menu) for some photos. Thank you to all the parents that helped.
Olympic Torch Ceremony
On Friday 18th May we performed our Olympic Torch Ceremony: the same day that the real Olympic flame came to Great Britain and began it's 8000 mile journey.
Our Olympic Committee raised the flag, while the rest of the school watched, to a recording of 'Chariots of Fire' performed by our orchestra.
Then Georgia Friend, a real Olympic torch bearer, took our version of a torch into school¬†where it will begin a journey around the classrooms.
Click here to see a video of this event.