Headteacher update - 22nd November

Date: 22nd Nov 2022 @ 4:46pm

As expected, it's proving to be a very busy run-up to Christmas! There has been so much happening in and around school and it's great to see how the children approach everything with such enthusiasm and effort. 

Last Monday saw the start of national 'Anti-Bullying Week' which kicked off with our Odd Socks Day in school. The message of the week, to 'reach out' when you see or hear behaviour that is hurtful towards someone or yourself, is a really simple and effective one and one which we will keep reinforcing in school now that Anti-Bullying Week has passed. The children had the opportunity to share some of their Anti-Bullying Week work with the whole school during an assembly at the end of the week where we also welcomed the children from Montessori Nursery. Class 1 had learnt a special song to share, Class 2 shared their Anti-Bullying posters and artwork whilst Class 3 treated us to some drama with a selection of scenarios where we had to decide if the behaviours were unkind, rude or bullying. This week in our worship, we have looked at how stories from the Bible can teach us about behaviour and how to show courage by 'reaching out'.

The Key Stage 2 children have continued to be very busy with sporting events. Last week they took part in a Cross Country Event with the other neighbouring schools up at Cartmel Racecourse and, despite the very cold and muddy conditions, Mrs Yarrow reported that the children all gave their best with lots of standout performances amongst the children.

On Friday, some of our Key Stage 2 children had the opportunity to attend the Kendal Mountain Festival with Mrs Yarrow. The festival had a fantastic line-up of speakers for the children to hear who shared their stories of the natural world and all things adventure. These included: Molly Thompson-Smith (a regular climbing pundit on the BBC and Sky Sports), Sophie Pavelle (writer and presenter, describing the trips she took to see ten of the UK's rare species first-hand: species that could disappear by 2050), Aldo Kane (World Record setting adventurer, explorer and Fellow at the Royal Geographic Society, talking about his love of travel, working alongside a team you trust and the beauty of the natural world) and amazing stunts from BMX-er Andrei Burton (Andrei is the current British Elite Trials champion and has broken 8 Guinness World Records).

Friday was also BBC Children in Need day. Thank you for helping to send your children to school looking spotacular and for the generous donations of cakes for our cake stall. Thanks to your efforts, we were able to raise £110.94 for this deserving cause.

This week we have our trip to see the pantomime in Lancaster to look forward to along with our Christmas Fayre and Santa Dash on Sunday (27th November).  We look forward to seeing you there for some festive fun and games!

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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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