This week was all about the money, as we learnt all about the history and significance of money, how to manage it and what good we can do with it. The week culminated in a whole-school fundraising event, in which each class paired up with another from a different key stage to learn about and raise money for some charities. These were:
- CLIC Sargent
- Gateshead Foodbank
- St Oswald’s Hospice
The children worked in mixed age pairs to set up and run their stalls, collect the money and ensure everything ran smoothly. We were completely overwhelmed by the children’s initiative and creativity, coming up with the ideas for fundraising, as well as their awareness of the needs of others and drive to ensure that they raised as much money as possible for them. We raised over £2000 for the charities.
Road to Rio
This week had an Olympic feel about it, with zumba workouts (choreographed and lead by our own dance specialist, Emily Rochester), hula-hooping fitness and fun with Hoopstarz, fast-paced Aceball sessions with two Olympic volleyball athletes (Nathan French and Peter Bakare), cricket coaching with former pupil Matthew Willis, mile runs, lots of outdoor activities, flag-making and, of course, the Emmaville School Sports Day. Determination, Honesty, Respect, Passion, Teamwork and Effort? We had it all...