This Term at St Andrew's!
Friday 25th January – Village Halls Week
To celebrate Village Halls Week, we were invited by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) to join author Steve Antony (www.steveantony.com) for a storytelling and illustration workshop on Friday 25th January. Steve spent the day telling us a bit about his life in New Mexico and what inspired him to become an author/illustrator. The whole school thoroughly enjoyed listening to some of the stories he has written. In the afternoon the Churchill and Godolphin classes had the opportunity to work with Steve writing their own picture book. The event was covered by Faye Hatcher from BBC Radio Glos. A group of children from Godolphin class were interviewed for the radio show and thoroughly enjoyed their moment of fame!
Ross on Wye
Thursday 7th February - Spirit of the Dance Festival
The children took part in Spirit of the Dance Festival and it was all extremely exciting! When we arrived we were shown backstage and the children then had chance to practice the dance on the stage for the first time. Once the performance started, the children had to stay very quiet until it was their time to perform. When it was our turn, we were shown to the wings of the stage and then entered to start our performance. There was an audience of around 200 people which was initially quite daunting, but when the music started and the lights came on the children flourished! They did so well and we are all so proud of what they achieved. The main highlight for the children was that the entire audience clapped them on for the duration of the performance. The following week the children then gave a special performance to the rest of the school, the staff and some parents during celebration worship. Following this year’s huge success, we are hoping to enter the event next year!
Friday 8th February - Non-Uniform Day
This year we are again celebrating Chinese New Year. Officially 2019 is the Year of the Pig and Chinese New Year commences on February 5th 2019. Staff and Children were invited to Wear Red in place of their school uniform on Friday 8th February and make a voluntary donation in support our school sponsored WWF Pandas. We managed to raise an amazing £70!
Wednesday 13th February - PTA Film Night and Pyjama Party
Our fantastic PTA ran the lastest Film Night and Pyjama Party on Wednesday 13th February. The children had the option of four different films to watch and tucked into popcorn & a drink. The PTA managed to raise £192!
Wednesday 27th February - Debating Event
Four children from Godolphin went head to head with teams from other schools in a debate. They were arguing who the best sports coach of all time was. Our team was arguing for Brian Clough. The debate consisted of 4 rounds where each team presented their argument and were then asked questions from opposing teams in relation to their argument. They listened to the other teams’ argument and asked them questions in relation it. An independent jury of Year 9 pupils listened to all the arguments. Our team were amazing and we came 2nd!
Thursday 4th April - School Talent Show
We will be holding another Talent Show in April! Keep your eyes peeled for more details!
Friday 5th April – Easter Service
The last day of term will see us taking part in our annual Easter Service at St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth. More details to come later.