MacMillan Coffee Afternoon

Thanks to everyone who attended and also those who contributed delicious cakes for our MacMillan Coffee afternoon, we raised a grand total of £150.07!!  Well done everyone!

Assembly in Church

This afternoon the children and staff went to St Mary’s Church for our monthly assembly.  Rev Catherine was there to meet us and she told us the story of Samuel in the temple.  Lilleth, Harry and Max helped her by acting out the parts of God, Samuel and Eli.

Locally Sourced Lunch

Today Jane started the first of our locally sourced lunches.  The children and staff had a delicious lunch of roast gammon, potatoes and carrots supplied by the Moorhouse Farm Shop and the dessert was ice cream from The Parlour in Stannington.  We are hoping to make these lunches a monthly occurrence.

New Toddler Group – Stannington Tree Tots

There is now a new toddler group that meets in our Early Years Building – Stannington Tree Tots.  The afternoon is full of singing, activities, making new friendships and refreshments.  The group is run by Mrs Aimee Brown along with Louise Summers, Bev Raimes and Jenny Kennedy, if you would like any further information please contact them via the school office.

Stannington Make Bake Grow and Show

It was lovely to see so many of our children and families at the Make Bake Grow and Show on Saturday, what a fantastic show it was, it gets bigger and bigger every year!  I was particularly proud of all the entries from the school, our children are so talented!  Our Gardening Club won the tallest sunflower competition with our sunflower that measured 10 foot, 9 inches!!  I just thought I would have a look in the Guinness Book of Records and see how close we were to being entered into that , and here is the entry about the tallest sunflower:-The tallest sunflower measures 9.17 m (30 ft 1 in) and was grown by Hans-Peter Schiffer (Germany) in Karst, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany, as verified on 28 August 2014.  So we are not quite there yet!  No pressure on the Gardening Club to try to equal or beat this height next year!!  Our gardeners also came second in the Heaviest Pumpkin and the Heaviest Marrow competition, well done!  Thank you also to all the staff who worked so hard to prepare the entries and who went to support the show on Saturday.

Make, Bake, Grow and Show

The children at school are all busy making things to show at the village show – the Stannington Make, Bake, Grow and Show Show.  This is a wonderful event bringing all the local community together to showcase the talents that are in the locality.  This year we are entering our pumpkin, marrows,painting, writing, Lego models and miniature gardens.  Our children are so keen to participate that they are outside in the rain at the moment creating their miniature gardens – such dedication to the cause!

I hope to see as many children and parents as possible supporting the event, it is an event not to be missed!  The proceeds of the day and the auction of produce are split between the church, the village hall and the school, so all our children benefit from the day.  I look forward to seeing you there.