Sports England have funded a brand new court at Nailsworth Tennis Club (including flood lights) providing better opportunities for children to play tennis at a young age. There are regular well-priced training sessions and we would encourage you to take part. The new facility is excellent and the club is keen to promote links with local schools. Dan Robinson (an ex-olympic marathon runner and of course, one of our parents) cut the purple ribbon and declared the new court open. Many local children immediately took full advantage and started hitting balls.....
What fantastic weather Badgers had for their day at Redwood. There was a fun treasure hunt with clues to solve in order to find the monkey who was lost in the woods; the children had to use their mapping skills including co-ordinates to track him down but also discovered many other furry creatures hiding along the way. Once found, the monkey needed a safe place to stay dry overnight so the children built his den carefully from wood and foliage they could find. Finally roasting marshmallows over the open fire was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Searching for animals in a large wood makes for hungry tummies!
We would like to thank the Ernest Cook Trust for providing a wonderful day for the Badgers.
Amelia in Y4 took on the 'Walk in her shoes' challenge just before the Easter holidays to support women and girls in developing countries, who from as young as 3 years have to spend their days walking to fetch water for their family. Amelia managed to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day (about 5 miles) over the week. She raised a tremendous £260.65 for the charity, CARE International which helps to provide safe water nearer to families who currently have to trek for miles every day to fetch water. What an achievement Amelia, we are very proud of you!
Well done to the Yellow team who won the Spring term competition by over 100 points. They celebrated with an Easter egg hunt on the last day of term. A special thanks to the yellow team captains, Lula and Ruby.
The results were:
A beautiful spring morning gave us a great start to our Easter breakfast where the School Council had prepared hot cross buns, cereals, and hot and cold drinks. The tables were even decked out with daffodils!
The school samba band showed off their newly learnt talents and FHS announced the winning entry to their logo competition. Well done to Cherry who received a gift of £5.