Thank you to everyone who bought Christmas cards this year – we raised just under £470 for the school which is great! Thank you to the teachers for finding the time to get the children to design the cards, and a massive thank you to Mariangela Milioto and Judy Arichi for pulling it all together. Much appreciated.
Thank you to those of you who bought a Christmas tree through the school – the initiative brought in £100 for the school.
This week, we enjoyed some wonderful Christmas productions in school.
On Tuesday and Wednesday morning, Nursery and Reception performed ‘The Nativity’. They were absolute superstars, they looked fantastic and performed amazingly! Thank you to all the staff involved in producing such a lovely Nativity.
On Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, Year 1 and 2 gave a superb Christmas performance of “It’s A Party”. Well done to everyone involved, we are very proud of all the children. They really looked like they were enjoying themselves too. Thank you to all the staff in Year 1 and 2 for their help getting the children ready for the production.
On Wednesday evening, Izzy, Mia, Molly, Clarissa, Jessie, Abigail, Gracie and Amy St from Year 6 took part in the local schools Rotary Carol Concert at the High Street Methodist Church in Harpenden. It really was a wonderful and hugely enjoyable evening with all the children singing beautifully. We were also very proud of our Year 3 pupils who performed the Nativity during the Concert. Well done to Phoebe, Matthew, Jessica, Anaïs, Juliette, Alex, James and Emily.
Mrs Cross, Mrs Hills and I were delighted to have been able to attend. Well done to everyone and thank you to Mrs Cross for organising our Year 6 participation in the event and to Mrs Hills who helped prepare Year 3.
Thank you to everyone who donated to our poppy appeal. We raised an incredible £338.87, a really fantastic amount for such a worthy cause. The lady who came to pick up the money bags was extremely impressed with how much had been collected.
This morning, Rachael Mackenzie, world champion boxer from the Well-Being team of the Youth Sports Trust came in to continue her workshop with Year 5.
As part of Hertfordshire Developing Well, the Youth Sport Trust Athlete mentors have been using the tools learnt in elite sport to help young people reach their potential. The Lea have welcomed to school World Thai boxing and British Boxing Champion Rachael Mackenzie who has been sharing some performance tools. This includes positive self-talk, using the power of posture to help us feel confident, mindfulness to develop focus and concentration and using breathing to help us stay calm. If you’d like to know more or would like some tips for home, please contact Rachael on social media (twitter/instagram) @rachmackenzie1.