Sports Relief 2020
The competitions raised over £275 for Sports Relief which will be added to the donations for our sporty non-uniform day and the sale of Sports Relief wristbands.
World Book Day 2020
The theme of World Book Day this year was ‘Share a Story’ https://www.worldbookday.com/ideas/share-a-story/. We invited parents and carers into class to share stories with the children and Year 5 and 6 pupils heard extracts from Anna Hoghton’s new book “The Mask of Aribella” in a special World Book Day assembly by the author.
We held three, very special, assemblies during the morning where the children were treated to a unique re-telling of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, courtesy of the Senior Leadership Team and where we celebrated the fantastic costumes the children had worn and presented book tokens to the winners.
Below are just a few of our costume winners:
Children were also asked to bring in 1 or 2 books to swap for our eco-friendly bring and buy sale where they could buy the donated books and help raise money for the library.
Stratos Galley created a special Roald Dahl inspired lunch menu which was fantastic and as usual, they decorated the serving area to match the theme of the day!
We were incredibly lucky to be able to welcome Anna Hoghton to Air Balloon to help us celebrate World Book Dad. Anna is a local author who has recently published her first novel “The Mask of Aribella” and the Year 5 and 6 children were treated to a special assembly and question-and-answer session with Anna along with some in-depth workshops. Anna talked to the children about her new novel and about Venice, the inspiration behind it. Anna also stayed to sign copies of her novel at the end of the day.
Christmas Lunch and Air Balloon’s Got Talent
We had such a busy day on Thursday – Our Stratos Galley staff cooked over 800 Christmas lunches for children and staff which was followed by our annual talent show. As we are such a large school, with so much talent to show we actually had 3 talent shows – one in each of our halls.
Below are a few photos from the day.
Stories Around the Christmas Tree
On Monday 16th December we welcomed the children back into school in the PJs and dressing gowns (teddy bears were optional!) for our annual Stories Around the Christmas Tree. Mr Browse read everyone a story under the tree before the children separated into different year groups for more stories with some of our teachers.
Aldi Kit For Schools
Thank you to everyone who helped us collect the Aldi Kit For Schools Stickers. We were able to complete a poster with 300 stickers and are sending it off to claim our free sports kit and enter the competition to try and win £20,000 to create a health legacy for our school…we’ll let you know if we win!