GDPR Letter to Parents
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WOOLSTON BROOK NEEDS YOU!
Parent Governors are an important part of every successful school, and here at Woolston Brook that is no different. We are keen to appoint two parents to be part of our governing body, that oversees the life and work of the school. Parent governors usually are elected for 4 year terms (although this is negotiable), and can remain on the board if their child leaves before their term of office ends.
We have a number of committees which meet twice a term, some of which begin at 1.30pm and others at 4pm, so we can accommodate different time constraints parents may have. If you can commit a few hours every term to attend meetings (they usually last an hour to an hour and a half, max); have an interest in understanding the workings of the school, and would like to be part of forming our exciting plans for the future, please contact the school on 01925 818549 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest.
Art Garden & Coffee Morning
A Coffee morning was held in school to showcase the Art Exhibition and Art Garden.
From Tuesday 20th Nov we are excited to be hosting an art exhibition called ‘Journey into Light’. This exhibition of artwork created by prisoners from Styal and Thorn Cross prisons. The aim of these pieces of work is to demonstrate the experiences of prisoners and the stories behind their convictions and sentences. The hope is that visitors to the exhibition will gain an insight into their lives, their sensitivity, their compassion and their humanity – it really is worth a look around!
The Big Broth
This is a fundraising event for a charity called ‘Centrepoint’ – a charity that supports, and gives hope to young homeless people. The pupils have been making and selling soup to raise money plus several classes have organised sponsored walks. We will also be donating reusable hot drinks cups to hand out to the homeless next month so that they can be taken to certain coffee shops and refilled with hot drinks for free.
We are creating a space where people can go to relax and reflect while surrounded by beautiful artwork and flowers (although at this time of year not so many flowers yet!) This is an ongoing project which some of our parents have already been involved with. On the 23rd on November parents and carers will have the chance to take part in one of the art activities taking place either making mosaics or working with Zapp graffiti artists as they design the boards for the garden.
Calendar for sale
We are proud to offer a 2019 A4 calendar of last years students’ GCSE Artwork for £5. Please contact the school if you would like a copy.
Following on from the success of our Macmillan coffee morning last term, we are going to host another open event for our families and friends. We plan to open our doors on Friday 23rd November between 9.00 – 10.30, and there will be lots to see and do!
Tea, coffee and pastries will be served in the hall from 9.00am, where there will also be a chance to buy raffle tickets and do some early Christmas shopping from our craft table.
Around 9.30 we will be premiering a video that some of our pupils have written and performed – the song sends out a very powerful message of what it is like to be young person today.
Youth Sport Trust Silver Quality Mark
WOOLSTON BROOK SCHOOL in Warrington has been awarded the Youth Sport Trust SILVER Quality Mark for its commitment to physical education (PE) and school sport at its school. The Youth Sport Trust is a national charity that builds a brighter future for young people through the power of sport.
The Quality Mark is an online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised badge of excellence for the quality of its PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for its development. HEADTEACHER Maureen Brettell, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the SILVER Quality Mark from the Youth Sport Trust, which recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible sporting experiences for the young people at our school. “There are a whole range of educational, health and well being benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport, and we see on a regular basis that when it is delivered well it can transform the lives of all pupils.” Schools are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold status, which reflects its efforts in using PE and school sport to raise achievement across the school. Alison Oliver, Chief Executive at the Youth Sport Trust, said: “Congratulations to WOOLSTON BROOK SCHOOL for achieving the Youth Sport Trust SILVER Quality Mark. Schools which achieve the Quality Mark, share our belief in the value of high quality PE and sport and the positive impact it has on young people’s journey through education.
Woolston Brook Receive Brand New Premier League Football Kit
Pupils from Woolston Brook, in Warrington, will be able to kick-off the new term in style, following the delivery of a free Premier League Primary Stars kit for their football team. The school was awarded the free Nike kit, consisting of 15 football shirts, shorts and socks, after P.E teacher Tony Doyle’s successful online application through the Premier League Primary Stars website.
Premier League Primary Stars is available to primary schools across England and Wales and uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire girls and boys aged 5-11 to learn and be active.
PLPrimaryStars.com offers primary school teachers free curriculum-linked resources in English, Maths, PE and PSHE, and opportunities for schools to enter competitions and access free offers like the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment scheme.
Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League said: “The Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment packs provide a fantastic boost to schools at the start of the new school year. We hope that coupled with the free downloadable online resources, we can inspire children to do their best in the classroom and on the sports field.” Maureen Brettell, Head teacher at Woolston Brook School said: ‘We are delighted to be in receipt of this kit. PE and physical activity in general is an excellent way for us to work with our children, improving both their physical and mental health. And who knows, maybe we will be helping a future Olympian on their journey to success!
MacMillan Coffee Morning
A few weeks ago we organised a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan nurses. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. For Woolston Brook, hosting this event was a first (in more than one way). It was the first time that we had held an official coffee morning, but it was also the first opportunity for Maureen our new head teacher, to meet the parents and our wider school community. Our planning committee didn’t have long to bring this together, but everyone really got behind it and made it a huge success. We held a non-uniform day the Friday before the event and this generated lots of fabulous prizes for our raffle and tombola tables – all the pupils brought in donations whether it was a packet of biscuits or a bag full of goodies – the response was amazing so thank you to all our families who sent in donations.
We planned lots of activities for the day – Staff entered cakes for the ‘Bake off Competition’ while the pupils took part in a cupcake decorating competition during nurture time – these were judged over the following weeks . We were delighted to see so many parents come to visit the school on the morning of the 28th, and the pupils took great pride and seemed to enjoy showing them around. The bacon butties went down well too (thanks to Rachel and Rebecca for manning the refreshments), plus the fabulous array of cakes didn’t take long to disappear from the cake stall. All in all it was a morning to be proud off – thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets etc, who baked cakes, who bought cakes, but especially those who took time to turn up and support the event – as we said it was a first, but we were very pleased to deposit the sum of £437.57 into the bank as our fundraising total. I’m sure we will look to repeat this event next year – so look out for the posters!
Vocal Kords song released by BGMedia
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Wow – Listen to this
Music Performed and developed by Nathan Tasker, Vicky Taylor, Miya Smith, McAulie Ellis and Shannon Watson – Produced by “Vital Signs”
Silver Investors in People award
Well done everyone!
Welcome to the School Football team.
We have friendly fixtures against other schools but also play in the Liverpool BESD league
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Thanks from a happy charity!