Next Friday is our Rainbow Day. We will be celebrating the uniqueness of every child. I like to say - "We are all special, we are all unique, we are all welcome in our school." That means that irregardless of faith, race, gender, who we love, who we want to be, whether we ahave lots of money or not so much, whether we find learning easy or hard - we are all valued equally in our school community.
We'd love to celebrate that with you - do come to our 'Rainbow Picnic in the Park' at 2:00 p.m. on Friday if you are free.
At this time of ytear, as we prepare for Rainbow Day, we like to take just a little time to think about the nine characteristics protected under the equalities act of 2010 - that just sharpens our understanding of what we mean by equality and diversity. We will be using picturebooks in assembly to give children a really gentle and age appropriate introduction to each of the protected characteristics. You are very welcome to pop into school and have a look at these books which are displayed on the book selection at the front of school.
Dartmoor Cup Cricket Competition
Well done to the cricketing pupils who travelled to Simmonds park in Okehampton to represent us in the Dartmoor Cup against schools from all over the moor. We sent two teams to the competition who represented us beautifully both on and off the pitch. One team got through their pool but lost in the semi-final. The other team ended up as runners up after losing a nail biter to a very strong team indeed. Not bad at all. I love that our children can compete with such enthusiasm without ever losing their cool or their manners. They make me very proud.
Wildlife Champions Conference
Our brilliant Wildlife Champions were rewarded for their work this year with a whole day of activties at Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh. The Champions take care of our environment here at Chagford Primary School - litter picking, looking after the composting, creating and caring for the new pond.
The Wildlife Champions COnference, organised by Devon Wildlife Trust, brought them together with their counterparts from Lydford, Boasley Cross, Bradford, North tawton, South Tawton, Okehampton Primary and Exbourne - all schools from Dartmoor Multi Academy= Trust.
The children got to search for insects, pond dip for invertenrates, learn about moorland plants and find out about the creatures that live in the deeps of the ocean. It was a VERY hot day and the sun was fierce but we had an ace time. The children were a delight to be with.
I have never before had a minibus of children spontaneously break into The Chain by Fleetwood Mac before - that was a first.
Well done Champs and thank you to Devon Wildlife Trust for a brilliant day.
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Summer Fayre July 8th
Don't forget to keep July 8th free for the PTFA Summer Fayre. The PTFA are plannign all sorts of great things. If you'd be interested in helpi9ng out - either setting up, helping on a stall, clearing up afterwards or in any other way, do have a word with Zoe Francis who will be glad to hear from you!
After a difficult few weeks we are very happy indeed to hear that the pool is open again.
Do make full use of the pool - I'm very aware that they have weeks of income to make up for. The team have been working hard to get the pool open again after dealing with a set of circumstances entirely beyond their control. They deserve huge thanks for the enormous effort they have put in to get this resource open for the community. We are very happy that our pupils will start their swimming lessons on Tuesday of next week - 20th June.
Fantastic Mr Fox - Workshops
A reminder that we have workshops to create props and costume for Fantiastic Mr Fox tomorrow - Saturday 17th June and the following Saturday 24th June. Come along to help make the show as fantastic as it can be. We will start work about 10:30 and work through to about 1:30. Do join us if you can.