Taking a departure from a musical interpretation of the Nativity, our
younger pupils (5 to 7 year olds) will be performing a traditional
version of the Christmas story this year. If you are a Senior Citizen in
the village, there is an open invitation to attend the dress rehearsal
in school at 2 p.m. on Wednesday 12th December. Seasonal refreshments
will be served to you by our older pupils.
Since our last article our Netball Team and Year 3-4 Tag Rugby Team have
taken part in tournaments at Wallingford School and acquitted
themselves very well. Our Eco Group provided a presentation of their
work in Wallingford town centre recently, as part of the successful
Family Gardening Day organised through Extended Schools. The same Eco
Group organised a Saturday morning when some staff and parents replaced
and extended the school pond as part of our ground improvements.
The school has finally managed, through the help and support of several
parents, to establish our Walking Bus (a photograph and short article
featured on the front of the Wallingford Herald). The bus, which departs
from the High Road each morning, is aimed at protecting the
environment, keeping children healthy and reducing congestion around the
school entrance. Thank you to all the families who are supporting this
initiative. Mr Ron Wood continues his fantastic support for the school,
helping out with the pond renovation and the Walking Bus.
We celebrated Harvest Festival at St Agatha’s Church with the new vicar,
Jeremy Goulston. The children performed songs and presented various
activities around harvest themes. An opportunity was taken by our School
Council to raise funds for the charity, Seeds for Africa. As we are
currently seeking to form links with a school in South Africa, the
children saw this as a very worthwhile activity.
Mrs Carol Higgs, who is in charge of our Lunchtime Supervisors,
celebrated 25 years of service at the school recently. The occasion was
marked by a presentation of flowers and a gift, courtesy of the pupils,
parents and staff. We thank her whole heartedly for her long standing
service and commitment to the care of the children at Brightwell School.