Liberia Fundraising Update
Congratulations to Phil, his wife Sue and the many donations received from Blidworth Oaks’ children and families. You managed to raise the 1000 US Dollars needed to fund new books for children at the LREC school in Liberia yet again! What fantastic achievement! The LREC school have sent Blidworth Oaks some level messages of thanks and I would personally like to say how proud I am of you all.
I was incredibly proud and moved by the respect our children showed in our remembrance events last week. Following on from activities in class as part of our Values Day, we came together in assembly for a two minutes silence at 11am last Friday, attended also by many parents. We also had three members of Year 6 and our very own Mrs Froggatt represent us and lay a wreath on behalf of our school at the Blidworth remembrance ceremony on Sunday. What an amazing school community we are!
There have been several football matches over the last few weeks for girls and boys. Well done to all of those involved. Our next football related events are the trip to watch England play Croatia at Wembley this weekend and then we enter two teams into the Mansfield Town EFL Tournament.
Blidworth Girls 1 vs 1 West Park Academy
Blidworth Boys (Senior Team) 4 vs 3 Heathlands
Blidworth Girls B 0 vs 1 Halam B
Blidworth Girls A 5 vs 4 Halam A (Penalties)
Blidworth Boys (Junior Team) 1 vs 0 The Forest View Academy
Visit from MP Mark Spencer
Our school Gardening Club and Chairs of the School Parliament met with MP Mark Spencer to plant a new tree at the school, part of the Queens Commonwealth Canopy and donated by the Woodland Trust. The birch tree has been planted next to our chickens and will provide some much needed shade in the future.
Anti Bullying Week
We wore ‘odd socks’ to school Monday this week to celebrate the start of Anti Bullying Week and in order to better understand the key message of accepting diversity within our school and society. We have been revisiting key anti bullying messages all week and our school parliament delivered their very own anti bullying assembly on Monday.
Children in Need
Once again we have supported this great charity—Children in Need. Our children (and staff) have been at school all day in their pyjamas and, through donations, have managed to raise what looks to be close to £300. Well done everyone!