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The Great Sketty Potato Grow Off

Eco Councillors have been working with Mrs Morgan, one of our Grandparents and a fellow Eco warrior to launch The Great Sketty Potato Grow Off.

They have prepared potatoes and pots ready for growing and have given each class two potatoes (to grow on the window sill) in preparation to plant after Easter.

The children will follow a set of instructions to learn how to successfully grow the potatoes and there will be a competition to see which class can grow the most. The children will be able to monitor the growth of the potatoes and when they are fully grown they will be given to Alison our school cook in the kitchen to cook for the children at lunchtime.

Happy growing all!

Pob Lwc Pawb!

The Great Battery Hunt!

We have recently signed up to The Big Battery Hunt a nationwide campaign to help recycle more batteries. We would be most grateful if you could help us with this challenge at home.

A small battery box has been sent home with your child for you to recycle as a family. When the box is full simply return it to school with your child so they can deposit their batteries into the large battery box. They can then take their box home and start recycling again! Together we can make a real difference to the planet.

Thank you for your support

Earth Hour 2018

Earth Hour this year takes place on Saturday 24th March at 8:30pm.

We will be showing our commitment as a school to Earth Hour on Friday afternoon, between 2 – 3pm by turning off our classroom lights and electronic appliances.

As a Platinum Eco School we are always keen to raise awareness of climate change to help protect our planet’s future.

Please support us in this worthy worldwide campaign.

Swansea Sustainable Schools Bronze Award

We have achieved a Swansea Sustainable Schools Bronze Award in three areas – Energy and Water; Waste and Litter and Global Citizenship.

A huge well done to all pupils and staff for being Eco Friendly! And many thanks to our Eco Committee members who work extremely hard to raise awareness and help us to continue to be a Platinum Eco school.

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

A huge Thank you to everyone for supporting Christmas Jumper Day and wearing your sweater to make the world better!

We raised a fantastic £741.90 – an amazing achievement!

Thank you all so much for your support and donations.

Christmas Jumper Competition

Thank you for all your entries, there were lots of  imaginative designs for school council to judge from, so many in fact that we had to add two new categories to recognize all the hard work and effort that everyone had gone to!

The winners will be revealed in tomorrow morning’s assembly and prizes will be awarded for the top 3 in each category.

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day Friday 15th December 2017

Please help us to raise lots of money on Friday December 15th by wearing a Christmas jumper and donating £2 to SAVE THE CHILDREN.

Each donation can help provide children around the world with essential healthcare, education, protection and food.

The money we raise can make a huge difference to disadvantaged or disabled children who are in desperate need of help. Your support can give them the chance to be children again so please donate and ‘Wear your sweater to make the world better!’


School Council have also organised a competition to design a Christmas jumper.

Children can be as creative as they want and use a variety of mediums.

First prize – £10 TOYS ‘R’ US voucher

Second prize – Christmas goodie bag

Third prize – large selection box.

All entries to be in by Friday 15th December please.

Children In Need Fundraising Success! Friday 17th November 2017

A big THANK YOU for helping us to support and raise funds for Children In Need, last Friday, 17th November  2017.

The theme was “Spotacular”.

The day was a huge success, we held a Bring and Buy sale and dressed up in spotty clothes/spotty character. Thank you for all your donations of toys, games and books and also for the spotacular cakes/biscuits and crafts to sell in the sale.

School Council held competitions for the best spotty dressed, best spotty fancy dress, spottiest cakes and crafts.

The top three Spotty dressed  were, in  joint first place, James and William in Y1SW, second place was Darcey in Y3LC/SW and third place, Lenny in Y4SK.

First prize for Spotty fancy dress was Sophia Y1SW, second place was Matthew Y5MW and third was Max Lightfoot in RDD.

Congratulations to you all!

There were also competitions for the spottiest cakes/biscuits and  crafts. Thank you so much for all your baking and making!

The winners of the spottiest crafts were, in first place, Ruby Y4SK, second place Annalisa Y1MJ and third place Abigail Y4LJ. Gwaith Da!

We were inundated with spectacular spotty cakes and biscuits and it was a very difficult decision for school council to choose a top three. However after much deliberating, the chosen winners were, in first place, Rhydian RDD, second place Poppy in Y1MJ and third Sofia also in Y1MJ.  Da Iawn!

During the Bring and Buy sale there were competitions to guess Pudsey’s middle name; spot how many pom pom’s were on Pudsey’s headscarf;  spot the number of maltesers in the jar and guess which spot Pudsey is hiding under.

The winners were Ffion who guessed Pudsey’s middle name was ‘Need’. Eloryn Y4LJ who correctly guessed that there were 113 maltesers in the jar, Evan Y4LJ who estimated there 52 pom pom’s on Pudsey’s headscarf and Josh RDD who guessed that Pudsey was hiding behind smiley spot number 11.

Ellie Y6CJ won the raffle prize which was a beautiful doll cake donated by Eva RDD.

Thank you for all your donations. The sale was a huge success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed. We raised an amazing £585!

The HSA also very kindly donated Friday’s cake stall sales to Children In Need which raised our whole school total to £700!!

Amazing!

Thank you for helping us to raise a fantastic amount of money for Children In Need and for your continuing support.

Mrs B Phillips

Headteacher