HeadLines, Friday 10 February
We started the week by marking Safer Internet Day and asking the question “Want to talk about it?”. Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns. This week Mrs Scarbrough shared with pupils the increasing importance of safety and appropriate behaviour when online as well as offline. We recognise the lives of our pupils, your children, can be difficult to navigate. If you have concerns about your child, do contact us directly as we are here to help.
The children have also been celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 which has been encouraging pupils to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways. “Let’s Connect” is about making meaningful connections. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. Across the school every child has created a link of a paperchain stating what they feel connected to, to join us all together in one whole school community.
I am sure that all who saw the two amazing performances of Matilda will still be bursting with pride having seen a huge cast of talented and happy children. Well done to all of the pupils on and off stage – you were amazing! None of this happens by chance, and I am so very grateful for all of the hard work from so many staff, especially Mrs Morgan, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Harrod and Mrs Nicoll.
Don’t forget to bring in your House Art submissions after half term, I hope you all have a lovely break.
Emma Neville, Head