Plastic Free School

The school is very proud to have been the sixth school in the country to have been awarded ‘Plastic Free School’ status.  Here is a video about some of our Plastic Free work that we have undertaken alongside Surfers Against Sewage.

The video footage was filmed when Mrs Pamplin and Miss Rundle took eight pupils to London to present at an ‘All Party Parliamentary Group’ meeting at 1 Parliament Street.  It was an incredibly proud moment for the school when the children spoke with confidence to a room full of people about what our school has done to reduce single use plastic, and to encourage others to do the same. They also handed out leaflets they had created to MPs.

Since then we have had a personal mention in The Houses of Parliament by several MPs and were pleased to hear that in December 2018, Damien Hinds, education secretary, said that he wants to support every school to become plastic free by 2020.

 

If you would like to find out more about Plastic Free Schools please check the SAS website here: https://www.sas.org.uk/plastic-free-schools/

Remembrance

On Sunday some of our children were involved in the Remembrance Parade. I was extremely proud of them. A special well done to Mawgan, Lara, Daisy and Lola who took part in delivering the service and to Barnaby for reading out his poem. The church was decorated with poems mounted on medals created by Oak Class. Oak Class also created poppies made from bottles, which you can see on the anchor in the village. Cherry Tree Class walked down to the memorial today and laid the poppy stones that they had created. I have had so many positive comments about the children at the service and the school’s involvement. Below is a message from our chair of governors:

I would like to say thank you to all the children who attended the Remembrance Parade in the village on Sunday.  It meant a great deal to older Portreath Villagers to see these youngsters taking part in this event.
I was so very proud to hear how well they took part in the actual service and many people commented on their knowledge of this very special event and why it takes place.  For this I must thank the staff of the school and the parents of these children who try to guide them through these events.
Once again thank you all very much.
Liz Gerrish

Thanks to all the children who joined us.

 

 

 

Outdoor Classroom Day

 

 

 

The outdoor learning day was a real success yesterday. The children and staff all loved it. Thank-you to all the staff for organising and delivering such a great range of activities. The children were amazing at working together. The Year 6 children did a particularly good job of looking after their buddies. We had a wonderful walk in the afternoon; thanks to the volunteers who joined us.

 

School Council’s visit to Rosemellin

 

 

Before half term the school council went to Rosemellin School, along with other school councils, to celebrate the opening of their new hall. We had a tour of the school and got to eat cake!

We had a meeting this week and the children shared some fantastic ideas for how to make the school even better. We have also purchased an ideas box which all the children can use to post ideas that they would like to be discussed at school council meetings.

Writers’ Block

Some of our children have been lucky enough to be part of a project at The Writers’ Block. I was very proud of them as they each read out a piece of their writing to a group of about 30 people. They have had a wonderful time letting their imaginations run wild!

 

Inspired Through Sport

Melissa Reid, bronze medallist Paralympian came in to talk to the children about competing in the Olympics in Rio and other major triathlon competitions. As well as discussing the need for perseverance and resilience in sport and in life, she spoke to the children about her disability. They got to try out some special googles to experience how she sees the world. They got involved in some fun sporting activities and all got to hold her medal and Tom, the mascot.

Cross Country

Well done to all the children who took part in the Crofty MAT cross country competition. They were all great and we won a total of 6 medals including 4 golds and 16 children got through to the next round. Thanks to Mrs Price, and Mr Platts for taking them.

Harvest

We have had a great time celebrating harvest this week. Thank-you to Reverend Steve Robinson and Reverend Alex Sharp for the service they held for us at the church. The children loved guessing all the types of seeds. Thank-you to Don, who came to tell us all about the Foodbank. He was amazed by the generosity of the families of Portreath. There was a huge collection of food donated by you all, which will help out so many families in need in the local area.