Friday, 4 May 2012

The horrible weather that started last week has continued into this week . It has not dampened our spirits in school but unfortunately it has meant that the May Day event at Brookmans Park that was due to be held this Saturday has had to be cancelled. Pupils from our school were due to take part in the ‘Tug of War’ competition and also perform some Maypole dancing, but this is not happening now as the Rotary Club thought that the green was already very wet and with further rain forecast they thought it was too unsafe for the activities that they had planned. They may organise a similar event later in the year.

On a brighter note we have received some very pleasing news. During our ‘Science week’ many of the pupils took part in a ‘Create a Tree’ competition where they had to create a tree using 4 sheets of A4 paper. This was actually a competition organised by ‘SETPOINT which is an organisation that organises science and technology events for Hertfordshire. 1700 children from 19 schools entered and we are very pleased that pupils from our school actually won the competition. Ella, Jasmin and Rachel from Year 4 won it for their ‘most tree like willow’. The judges said: 'We chose this because it is realistic, imaginative and well-engineered' We are delighted in school, especially as the prize is £80 worth of garden vouchers which will come in very useful for our school gardening club.

Another highlight of the week was the birth of our school chicks. Your children have probably already told you this news as everyone in school is very excited about it. We have four little chicks which at the moment are living in a box in the school foyer. When they are old enough they will be transferred to a chicken coup in the nursery garden so the children will be able to watch them grow into adult bantams. We also have a baby quail which was a little unexpected. Mr. Berridge’s grandson was given a quail’s egg to cook and as he did not want to do this he put it in the incubator with the chicken eggs. We never expected anything to happen but to our surprise it was the first egg to hatch! Mr. Berridge will be taking all the birds home at the weekend but he will bring them back on Tuesday when we return after the Bank Holiday weekend.

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