We were delighted that Sergeant Henry Wright and PCSO Sandra Jones were able to make it to our Celebration Assembly to present certificates to the children who attended the Multicultural Event at the Watson Hall on the last day of last term. It was a really special demonstration of appreciation for the children and for the service they offered to the local community on that day. Well done!
Today Elder Class enjoyed the first of their five coaching sessions at Sherdons Golf Centre. Following some introductions and a safety talk, the children were taken into the 10-bay driving range where club professional Chris Gillick demonstrated some exquisite iron shots. Following some instruction on how to stand, hold and swing the club, the children worked in threes to try to consistently hit the ball.
This was met with mixed levels of success, but we hope that over the coming four weeks that the children will really improve and enjoy themselves. Who knows, this may be the beginning of a lifelong love of golf. Well done everyone!
Today was the last opportunity for Charlie, Jack, William, Louis and Joel to be coached by ex-Cheltenham Town captain John Finnigan. The boys participated in one final training session and this was followed by a photo opportunity. John gave the boys a signed picture of himself as well as a collage of photos of him throughout his footballing career. It was a fantastic opportunity to be coached by an ex-professional footballer for ten weeks - I know the boys really made the most of it. Well done!
To all the wonderful children of Elder Class - please enjoy your two-week break from school. Have a rest and have fun. Mrs. Perry and Mr. Lockley are really looking forward to seeing you happy and healthy after Easter. Happy Easter to all!
Congratulations to all of the winners of cups and medals in our end of term assembly. As we continue to strive to promote the core values of the school, and as so many children consistently display them, it has become increasingly difficult to select just one winner of each of the special cups. Congratulations to Jolie and Reece who won class nominations and medals for the core values of Creativity and Environment respectively.
Well done to Izzy for winning a nomination, medal and the overall cup for the core value of Community. Izzy's tireless work and commitment with fundraising for Sue Ryder this term has earned the love and respect of her peers and teachers alike. Izzy has also been a keen contributor to the Eco Council and is never afraid to get her hands dirty to help the school (even if it means encountering enormous spiders!!). Well done, Izzy!
And well done to Charlie for winning a nomination, medal and the overall cup for the core value of Positive Attitude. Charlie is a really committed member of the School Council through which he has made a massive impact in school this year. In the last few weeks alone he has helped to organise Book Week, including the 'Dress as a Character Day' and the 'Book Swap', and he was instrumental in organising the event for Sport Relief. He always displays a positive attitude - whether in lessons, in clubs or when representing the school, either in sports or on other occasions. He has learnt to deal with disappointment and he never gives up. Well done, Charlie!
Anna and Will finally got to see the end result of the Hospital Art Project that they have been working on for several months. The children's waiting area has been brightened up by three large murals created by the artist Imogen Harvey-Lewis. Anna and Will had the privilege to work alongside Miss. Harvey-Lewis and two other artists earlier in the year, and helped to decide which artist would be commissioned to produce the work. At the unveiling, Anna and Will received Easter eggs as well as having the opportunity to meet Miss. Harvey-Lewis once more. They were also photographed with children from Carrant Brook Junior School, who alongside Queen Margaret's Primary and Alderman Knight's School, were also involved in the project. Anna and Will must be very proud to have had an input into such an important facility in the town of Tewkesbury. Well done!
It was fantastic to take our Y6 House Captains and School Council Members to volunteer and serve at a local multicultural event organised by the local police force and attended by a huge range of charities and agencies. The children served drinks and food to stall holders and members of the public and may even have had some themselves (there seemed to be a lot of pizza consumed!). It was great fun and pleasing to see our children recognising and responding to our core driver of community so well. The children made a really positive impression on all the adults around them. Local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Sandra Jones said, "Just wanted to say a really big thank you, to you, Mrs. Gosden and all your fantastic pupils for attending the event today. Thank you so much for all your help and support, the event went really well and I heard nothing but positive feedback from the residents and agencies. Your pupils were a real credit to your school". Well done Y6!
Well done to our amazing Tag Rugby team who participated in the Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury Sports Network festival today. The team finished in 6th place overall out of a massive 42 teams! The attitude and performance on display was outstanding and a real credit to our school. Well done to our Year 6s - Reece, Louis, Anna, Jack Pates, Will, Jack Phipps and our captain Joel. Also, congratulations to the Y5 representatives - Megan Townshend, Alex Oliver, Oisin Moseley and Charlie Kendrick.
I felt it only right to comment about the amazing Year 3 and Year 4 show that has taken place today. Timelord was a masterpiece! Congratulations to all of the children in Maple and Silver Birch classes for their amazing singing, acting and even rapping! It was such a pleasure to see what can be achieved by such young children! The confidence on display on the stage was fantastic and once more, the school's core values were clearly evident - positive attitude (determination to perform to the best of their ability); community (working together as a team and sharing their performances with family and friends); creativity (fantastic singing and acting - there is some fantastic talent there); environment (a brilliantly set stage and costumes that brought the play to life). Well done to Mr. Tomkins, Mrs. Oliver, Mrs. Haidon, Mrs. Assheton and anyone else who helped to organise and present the play. Thanks too to Mr. and Mrs. Mills for helping to pack the very heavy stage away! This was one of those special days at Tirlebrook - a real memory maker!
Our cricket team had the chance to prepare for the upcoming Summer Term and the outdoor version of the game in the Gloucestershire County Cricket Board's Indoor Festival held at Tewkesbury School. The team played three matches, which they all won, and there was some high quality bowling, batting and fielding on display. It is great to see such enthusiasm for the sport from the children in our school. Well done to captain Charlie Etheridge and his year 6 colleagues Will Gosden, Louis Corless and Jack Pates. Congratulations must also be given to the remainder of the team, the Y5s - Christopher Ballinger, Oisin Moseley, Ethan Whybrow, Alex Oliver, Finley Gardiner and Sam Mills. Well done team!
Congratulations to our team who entered the Gloucestershire School Games Panathlon event. Tegan, Tom and Ella all participated from Y6 in a range of events including boccia, new age curling, tabletop sports and football. Everyone had a great time and received a medal and certificate for participating. Thanks to Mrs. Gosden and Mrs. Mills for accompanying the team. Well done everyone!
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