It is not just about who we are in school but what we do out of school. As many gathered around the UK in memory of the fallen, so did Criftins pupils and community. A time to reflect and gather in honour for those that gave their lives. Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Scouts gathered today in the village of St. Martins. It was wonderful to see both past and present pupils and parents too as we gathered around the Cenotaph. This was followed by a church service at The Methodist Church in St. Martins.
Shropshire Music Service came to Visit.
It was a pleasure when Caroline, Claire, Jane and Beth came to entertain us. We were delighted to hear and see them performing a range of music pieces using the violin, keyboard, cello and other percussion instruments. We found out also about musical styles such as the panpipes from Peru.
On the 20th October, we will be taking part in the Big Draw festival. The Big Draw is an arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention. The Big Draw Festival is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing.The theme this year is 'Living Lines'. Let's get drawing!
We are raising awareness for the British Heart Foundation. Each family will receive a sponsorship form asking for kind donations as the children will be competing in a fun filled Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament at school on 23rd June. All donations will be given to the British Heart Foundation with 20% coming direct to the school to raise funds for a "New Age Kurling" set. Please return your sponsorship forms by 20th June.
A visit from Scottish Power.
Visit from Mark Sobczak (Chair of Governors) to inspire our pupils. This is what he had to say about his visit to the SP community ......
Earlier today members of the 132kV team helped bring a school’s curriculum to life.
Pupils at Criftins Primary School in North Shropshire have been studying energy and electricity since the start of 2017 and today Sam Williams and Zach Etherington turned the classroom studies into action.
Around 50 pupils (from years 2 to 6) were able to gain a greater insight into electricity and the science behind it by having hands on experience with some of the insulators and conductors we use on the network, even forming a human circuit! We also included an overview of the tools and equipment we use, including bringing a couple of vehicles into the school yard. In using this approach, we also had a great opportunity to reinforce our public safety messages.
This was a joint initiative between Miss Megan Evans, Class 2 Teacher, and ourselves following a contact in December 2016. Miss Evans mentioned, that this “...was an experience that the children will not forget.”
Mrs Mandy Jones, Head Teacher was thrilled with SPEN’s support stating “the buzz and excitement of the children was tangible, it was wonderful to listen to their use of technical language during the afternoon.”