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Whole School Friendship Week - November 2022

Each year at Springdale we enjoy celebrating Friendship Week and this year the theme was 'Reach Out!' We kicked off the week with Odd Socks Day, where the children enjoyed sharing their individual sock stories. We celebrated the fact that we are all unique but all equal.

Throughout the week, the children participated in assemblies and PSHE lessons with a focus on celebrating our differences, what makes a good friend, how to identify bullying and what to do about it. We also enjoyed an extra special activity this year when we mixed classes across the school to work with new friends around the theme ‘Reach Out’. 

The children enjoyed sharing a range of creative activities such as, making friendship wreaths, friendship chains and friendship keys. They loved working in a new classroom and meeting new friends. 

Remembrance Day 2022

The 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month - this is the day that marked the end of World War 1 and is also the day when we stop to remember all the men and women who have served and died for our country.

To mark this special event, we invited members of the Royal British Legion in to talk about the history of Remembrance Day and to share their experiences of it from when they were a child and from when they were soldiers. The children sat, listening attentively to speeches and then stood to show their mark of respect through a minute's silence. We were fortunate enough to have a bugle player play the Last Post - this is something I clearly remember as a child and still stirs my emotions.

Thank you to the parents and grandparents who were able to join us in remembering. Thank you also to the children who represented their Beavers, Cubs or Guides troop by wearing their uniform. We hope to make this a regular event and hope that the children begin to understand the significance of the day so as the years pass, we won't forget.

'Lest we forget'