School News 21st March 2016


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21st March 2016

Dear Parents and children,

Thank you to all of you who came along to our sunshine-daffodil-filled Work Day this month. We

managed to get so many jobs done including: painting the inside of the buildings; fixing the Early Years sand pit cover; clearing lots of brambles; weaving the large willow and cutting back the small one; coppicing the hazel ready to use with the children; chopping wood for the Cobb oven; oiling

the yurt structure; sweeping paths; fixing football goals and pumping up all the flat balls; clearing and fixing compost areas and weeding most of the food beds.

We sat together to enjoy delicious food, cooked and organised by the Supreme Lunch Group, to help us to celebrate our achievements. I do hope that you managed to get to know a new person and/or catch up with other families when you were together too.

Work Day Date change: The date of the next Work Day has changed to SATURDAY 7TH MAY, 10am 2pm. Please put it in your diary now!

Open Day: Another big thank you to everyone who came to help at our recent Open Day. The café team were great and the biscuits delicious! A special thank you for everyone who stayed behind to clear it all away at the end. We had another glorious day of sunshine and the 12 new families who came along to see us were entranced, and four of them have already put their children’s names on our waiting lists.

Peter Pan: Our next social event is the school play on 24th March at 6pm at The Hexagon, Park Road. The children have been writing their own scripts and stage directions with Mark and Martin this term. The process of working together and learning how theatre works has been wonderful and so much fun. The performance is really only the icing on the cake which I hope you totally enjoy eating! The tickets have been on sale all week and the next distribution of tickets will start on Tuesday afternoon. There will be three more tickets for each family, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring the money with you as tickets cannot be ‘saved’.

There will be a fundraising bar serving wine and soft drinks between 5.15pm and 5.55pm just outside Studio 31. Please contact Simon (Dylan’s dad in Ben’s class) if you can help between 4.15pm - 5.15pm to set up and/or tidy away between 8.15-9.00pm.

There will also be a donation bucket for Great Ormond’s Street Hospital in recognition that they hold the rights to the play and the children wanted to send money to them. Don’t forget to please bring some cash with you on the night.

Please can there be no photos taken during the performance, but please do take them of the bows at the end. Rich and Drum will be kindly filming and making a DVD to give out asap.

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