A message from Lindsay Gabriel
I think it’s safe to say that the children are excited about a special event happening next month: Christmas! We’ve started the countdown so please see the dates in the Newsletter and make note of all our celebrations. The children have been looking rather warm; wrapped up in their coats, scarfs and hats in the mornings. Please make sure you take care in the mornings getting to school, particularly if you are walking on frosted or icy ground.
We had a truly inspiring visit from Zoe Davison, Youth Pentathlon medal winner. She gave an exciting assembly which highlighted the highs and lows of training for her sport. Zoe highlighted to the children the dedication and perseverance which is needed – one of our Values. The children were able to ask her questions, take part in some PE with her and everyone had a photo taken whilst wearing her medal!
The children at Winsham created some fantastic art pieces for Remembrance Day, which are currently displayed in the Church. The Parish were extremely pleased to see the children’s work on display, bringing the community together. On the 11th, the children were very respectful and carried great dignity when listening to the Last Post played by Mrs Bulgin and when observing the minute silence and listening to prayers.
I was delighted to see the spotty faces and was amazed at your kind generosity for Children in Need. Well done to those who took part in a 1 mile run to Forde Abbey on Sunday 10th November and raised over £200.00 for Children in Need. We are all very proud of you. Furthermore, a huge thank you to your donations for the School Christmas Bingo. I know the children enjoy a non – school uniform day but the donated prizes really help the PFA in their biggest fundraiser of the year.
A big well done to the children that ran in the Cross-Country competition at Holyrood. It’s a real thrill to see Winsham being represented amongst the other schools in the area. Keep an eye out for further events happening soon.
Finally, the children have had a visit from the Donkey Sanctuary. They delivered a very informative assembly and each Key Stage took part in a workshop. They very kindly gave us a knitted donkey – the children will have a competition to name the donkey.