Competitions, competitions, competitions…29-11-2016 | 17:54:05 | No Comments

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The School Council have been going crazy this term for competitions.  As well as bringing you the Bolton Whites design a pantomime costume competition (which was won by Nathan B!) and a design an anti-bullying baseball hat competition we have also brought you a name the Haigh county park mascot competition, name the St David’s houses competition and now a design a calendar month competition. 

The winners of the mascot competition will win a turn on the newly opened adventure golf at Haigh hall and the chance to meet the mascot. Update:  Unfortunately a pupil from another school won this time.  Better luck next time everybody.

We can’t wait to start having house meetings and gaining lots of house points for our houses.

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Update: The winner of the name the houses competition was Harrison S with his suggestions of names of families that have lived in Haigh Hall and those that built our school.  The new house names are: Crawford (blue shield with the family’s coat of arms and a harp from our school badge) , Lindsay (green shield with the family’s coat of arms and a tree to represent our ‘Woody’ sycamore tree on our playground ) , Balcarres (yellow shield with the family’s coat of arms and a harp from our school badge) and Bradshaigh (red shield with the family’s coat of arms and a book from our school badge). Well done Harrison, your ideas were fab!

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The winners of the design a calendar month competition will receive printed copies of the finished calendar, professionally printed and framed copies of their art work along with some mystery prizes.  They will also win £100 worth of printed items for our school. 

Good luck with all your entries everyone, we will let you know the winners as soon as they have been announced.

Fabulous Fund-raisers24-11-2016 | 16:54:43 | No Comments

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The School Council have been very busy this week, once more raising funds for charities.

This time its the turn of Wigan and Leigh Hospice.  We have been selling their Christmas themed soft toys for £2.00 each to raise much needed funds (see photos below).  Update: We raised a fantastic £200.81.  What a fanastic effort, well done everyone!

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We have sold our of reindeers and teddies which have proved very popular but we still have plenty of penguins and snowmen.  Representatives from the school council will be coming round to sell in your classes until the end of the week.

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Road Safety Week20-11-2016 | 19:57:21 | No Comments

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This week is Road Safety Week and we have focused on road safety via an early visit last week from road safety professional Steve Bradshaw and his colleague Rachael.  The team worked with each class (see class 2 having fun and learning lots during their workshop below) on all aspects of road safety and have distributed  hi-vis wear to year 6 pupils for them to wear to help them ‘be safe, be seen’ in the dark autumn evenings. 

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The Team also distributed a reflector along with a road safety work book to each pupil and we will be continuing to focus on road safety throughout this week in classes.

This year’s Road Safety Week theme ‘Make the pledge’ is all about encouraging everyone to make the pledge to follow 6 simple elements to help realise the road safety charity Brake’s vision of a world where streets are pleasant, unpolluted  and safe for everyone to use freely- see the following factsheet

The 6 elements of the pledge are:

Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp, Sustainable.

For further information regarding all aspects of road safety see the following websites:

http://think.direct.gov.uk/

http://talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk/

www.brake.org.uk/

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Children in need16-11-2016 | 17:27:32 | No Comments

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This Week is Children in need and the School Council have been busy selling wristbands to raise funds.  We will also be running a wear something spotty day on Friday so make sure you come to school in something spotty to show your support.  We raised £156.37 in total!  Well done everyone :0)

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Anti-Bullying Week16-11-2016 | 16:59:02 | No Comments

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This week is Anti-bullying week, which is all about using your power for good and this year we have chosen to raise awareness in a number of ways, through posters displayed around school, anti-bullying assemblies and work focusing on anti-bullying in classes.  

A ‘design an anti-bullying baseball cap logo competition has also taken place.   The five overall winners each won a prize and had their cap made up for them to wear to school during the week.  See the photos below of the winning designs.  This competition was judged by School Council members who will be raising awareness by displaying posters in their own classrooms and will also be giving out a ‘power for good’ (this year’s theme) anti-bullying sticker to each pupil.

Well done everyone, there were some brilliant designs and it was very difficult for the school council to narrow it down, so there were 5 winners, one first place, one second and three third place.  See the photos of the winning designs below, plus the finished caps, modelled by the winners!

The winners were:

First Place – Claire P, Second Place – Bruce S, Joint third place – Alex H, Daniel G and Nathan B

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Every family will also receive a free copy of the excellent ‘tips for parents and carers’  from the anti-bullying alliance which details ways you can help your child if you feel he or she is being bullied.

If you are interested in finding out more information about National Anti-bullying Week, you can visit the following websites:

www.antibullyingweek.org

www.antibullyingweek.co.uk

www.antibullyingalliance.org.uk

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School Council Poppy Appeal08-11-2016 | 15:56:42 | No Comments

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Hi everyone,

As you can see, the School Council have been very busy the last couple of weeks, selling merchandise for this year’s poppy appeal. Well done everyone. You’ve done a fantastic job.

The total we raised will be announced soon…

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And the winner is…04-11-2016 | 17:37:33 | No Comments

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We are pleased to announce that a pupil from our school won the Bolton Whites Design a pantomime competition!

The winner was…Nathan B who designed a brilliant costume for the main character to wear. Nathan’s design will now be made up and worn by Keith Chegwin during the panto – See photo below.

Nathan was presented with a goodie bag by some representatives from Bolton Wanderers in assembly and he will also receive:

A family of four tickets to the panto grand opening he they can see the winning design.

VIP meet and greet on the 4th Dec with Keith Chegwin and Roxanne Pallet

A family of four ticket to a Bolton Wanderers Home game of his choice

A free trip to the panto for his class.

Well done Nathan, what a brilliant design!  See photos below of Nathan being presented with his prize and when he met Keith Chegwin on the opening night of the panto, who was wearing the costume Nathan designed!

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Autumn 1 Good Behaviour Awards04-11-2016 | 17:12:40 | No Comments

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Congratulations to the following pupils for earning a good behaviour award for autumn term:

Class 2 -Amelia Barlow, William Kelly, Emily Platt, Nyla Parkinson

Class 3 -Mollie Aspinall, Oliver Jones, Luke Piper,Sophie Taylor, Mia Williams, Chanel Yates, Jack Norris 

Class 4 – Grace Ollerton, Louis Banks, Katie Gaskell, James Williams

Class 5 – Nikita Fairhurst, Billy Hankin, Mia Hurst, Lucie Rawcliffe, Joshua Rimmer, Alex Smith, Phoebe Sellers 

You’re all superstars!

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