I’m composing this with torrential rain lashing against the window and it feels anything other than Summer-like! Fingers crossed that the weather picks up – especially in time for our Carnival. Parents, Grandparents and friends are invited to join us on Friday 24th May at 9:30 for our Carnival Procession. This will be the culmination of our project and we’d like to share with you our dance and music along with masks, costumes and banners as we parade around the school grounds. If you are able to join us the please spread yourselves along the path at the side of the school leading to the KS1 building, around the edge of the KS 1 playground and then onto the field. The children will assemble around the running track leaving a ‘stage area’ in the middle. Adults will be invited to stand round the outside of the children whilst they perform dances to the rhythms they’ve learned.
We have no idea how long this is likely to last but do join us if you are free. Should it be raining, unfortunately the children will perform in the school halls but there won’t be room for parents. Thank you for your understanding.
Parking – again!
I received the following email from a resident last week:
“As a resident of Plaw Hatch Close the parking from parents at school is getting worse and worse.
Please could the parents be asked to be respectful and considerate when parking.
I have been unable to get out of my parking spot. Yesterday I had a skip collected and the lorry was unable to get through. Today a bin lorry was stuck. What if this were an ambulance or fire engine that needed to get through?
Please convey that parents need to have more consideration and yes it doesn’t hurt to walk a little to the school.”
As with every complaint I receive at school, I rang the lady concerned. She explained to me that in the past she’d had the misfortune to have a fire at her house which had required the emergency services to attend. She talked in quite graphic terms about how important every minute was. I wonder how I’d feel if my inconsiderate parking prevented a fire engine from reaching someone in need?
Unfortunately, the large oak tree in the Forest Schools area will have to be felled due to it rotting inside and becoming unsafe. You will remember that we’ve had a lot of remedial tree work over this past academic year and the costs are huge. This latest tree will cost £1,800 and take 3 days to deal with. Last time we invited the school community to help themselves to the logs and I intend to do the same again. However, I would ask for voluntary contributions to try and recoup some of the unplanned cost to the school budget. Do contact the office if you’d like to put your name on a list to collect the wood when it’s ready. Thank you.
Carole Hinstridge, Headteacher.