The school is holding two activity days next week to reward pupils for their good behaviour and to raise funds to support our chosen charities, The Sylvia Wright Trust and St. Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.  

On Tuesday 17 July and Wednesday 18 July 2018 our pupils will be involved a talent show and activities using inflatables and hired equipment, both in and out of doors.  Pupils will be able to choose from a range of options such as foot golf, Frisbee challenge, a NASA experience, orienteering, a woodland walk, arts and crafts, baking and traditional board and card games.  Pupils will be able to view one age-appropriate film only.  The films available are: Moana 2016 (PG); Sherlock Gnomes 2018 (U); Ferdinand 2017 (U); Greatest Showman 2017 (PG); and Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb 2014 (PG).

All pupils must bring full school P.E. kit for the sporting events.  When involved in other activities pupils may wear their own clothing, provided that it is of a modest and sensible nature and suitable for the school environment.  Short skirts, revealing tops (including those which show midriff), jewellery and shoes or sandals with heels will not be permitted.  These are sensible precautions for health and safety purposes, bearing in mind the nature of some of the activities.  Any pupil failing to follow these instructions risks being withdrawn from the activities.  Pupils will be supervised by staff throughout the activity days and will be expected to maintain the school’s high standards of behaviour.  The behaviour policy will be running as normal.  It is essential that pupils follow staff instructions, particularly where activities involve physical movement, to prevent injury to themselves and others.

Parents, please remind your children not to forget the equipment required for activity days: full PE kit; pen and pencil (for quizzes); the school planner and, if required, a packed lunch.  The dining room will be open as normal on Tuesday and Wednesday.

We appreciate that financial demands on parents and carers are high so we are asking that pupils make a voluntary contribution of £2 minimum per pupil or family.  Thank you for your support.

The Sylvia Wright Trust supports the work of Sylvia Wright in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.  Sylvia, a nurse from Leeds, sold her home and possessions in 1982 to work among the sick and disabled in a very poor area of India.  Over the years she has built and established a 180 bed charity hospital, a residential school for 210 profoundly deaf children, two day centres for 80 severely disabled children, a nursing college for 60 students as well as running many community health projects.  St. Gemma’s is Yorkshire’s largest hospice.  It offers care and quality of life support for local people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, both at the Hospice and out in the community.

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