Archive for June, 2010

School Council News

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The other week we had a future fantasy day, to raise money for the Derby Live at Home scheme, who the School Council have been working with to bring the ‘older’ community into school to bridge the gap between the two different age groups.  

Last week some of the  Live at Home group came into our school to formally receive the money raised, they then joined in our assembly and talked about their lives as a child and it was very interesting!  We raised £300! 

Chelsea Flower Show

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Last week, we got some exciting news about our entry into the “Let’s Grow to Chelsea” competition, after reaching the final 30 of the competition we were sent a crate to grow celery in, which would then be exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show.  We found out this week that we had won a bronze medal in the show! Here’s a link to the article in the Derby Evening Telegraph Link

Enterprise

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

The last week of half term we had enterprise week!  The final day was very exciting and in the afternoon we had a special assembly. It was to find out who had won. In lower school, the runners-up were class 6 and the winners were class 5  who made scented soap, in upper school the runners-up were Team Dynamos (a group in class 11) and the winners were The Revolutionaries (a group in class 12) who produced bookmarks and gift boxes. All the winners and runner-ups were awarded certificates with both upper and lower school winners  awarded the  Enterprise cups.  Overall the day was an experience to remember.
Class 5 Soap  The Revolutionaries

Enterprise

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

This week is enterprise week and earlier today we sold our products, which we have been designing and making over the past couple of weeks.  The year 3’s made grass heads, book marks and paper weights, which they really enjoyed making. The year 4’s made worry dolls and soap. Year 5 made smoothies, book marks and phone charms. Last of all the year 6’s made stress balls, flags and money boxes. The final products were all excellent and everyone took care and pride in their work.  The winners will be  judged on their net profit, neat designs and an accurate account sheet!