A brief update from Paulerspury C.E. Primary School

We’ve had a wonderful Autumn Term!

Sports

Our new football kit had its first airing last month at the football tournament at Deanshanger. Even though we did not win a match, the team’s attitude was brilliant and the score lines improved each time with us scoring more goals and conceding fewer as the tournament progressed. Later on in October we had a much more successful time at the Tag Rugby Festival. This was held at Men’s Own RFC in Ashton with our team finishing third!  We are grateful to Mr Howkins for his help with training the children. Matthew was unanimously declared our ‘Man of the tournament’ by all present! We look forward to participating in many more fixtures and tournaments.

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival was a great success. Thank you to all who came and supported the service and for the wonderful donations that were sent to the Towcester Food bank and the Hope Centre. Vouchers for Towcester Food bank are available from the school office.

School Council

The pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 have voted for their School Council! Using this as an opportunity to learn about the British Value of ‘Democracy’, each child who stood for School Council had to prepare a speech and produce a manifesto poster. The standards were very high this year! Each pupil had one vote to use in our secret ballots.

We have had our first meeting where we discussed the playground equipment that we currently have. The Councillors went to their classrooms and conducted a survey of pupils to create a wish list of new equipment. Mrs Chappell joined us to ask the children what they would like to see in the new library that she is designing.

The School Council decided they would like to raise money for Children in Need by having a pyjama day. This was held on Friday 13th November and raised over £150.

Healthier Child Project

Here at Paulerspury C.E. Primary School, we understand the need for everyone in our school to have a healthy lifestyle. This will help pupils and staff to do their best and build on their achievements.

We actively promote physical and emotional health, and equip pupils with the understanding and skills they need to make informed decisions about their health, both now and in the future. By championing healthy eating, healthy lifestyles and emotional health and well-being, we want to continue to raise standards and improve levels of pupil achievement. To support our aims, we have recently enrolled onto the highly commended, award nominated ‘Healthier Child Project’ in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council.

In the coming months Paul Evans (Healthy Child Advisor) will work with us to incorporate aspects of the Healthier Child Initiative into our school’s day, addressing all areas of health and wellbeing across the board.

More information can be found at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/healthierchild

We look forward to the run up to Christmas with our FPS Christmas Fayre, Nativity play and Christingle Service. Why not go to www.paulerspuryschool.co.uk where you’ll find links to our regularly updated Facebook and Twitter pages?

On behalf of the staff, governors and pupils of Paulerspury C.E. Primary School, I’d like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas.

Mr Edwards

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