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St. Peters Church Christingle Service
St. Peters Church are doing an online Christingle service this Sunday. They are making the service as interactive as possible and will be giving away free Christingle kits outside the church from 3-4pm on Saturday 12th December. They are making up 200 bags so there should be plenty to go around. On Sunday 13th December at 4pm St Peters will be broadcasting a live Christingle service via their website. The service will involve making the Christingles that are in the kit; click here for a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NlTEJl09hc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3prm9_ZEnWaMiyjx8Zkt6JygapAPqKN-DFOzqcfPhTlzqpSxQLADmreUc
The school was represented at the Yateley Remembrance commemorations this week. Ahead of remembrance Sunday staff laid a wreath on behalf of the school and individual crosses to commemorate 18 of the soldiers named on the war memorial. The atrium and entrance to the school were also transformed as part of a whole school act of remembrance.
Earlier this month I was joined in school by Rayner Mayer from the local council to judge the Climate Change Poster competition. The quality of the posters was amazing and it was very hard for us to pick the ten posters that will go forward to the Yateley Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Exhibitions 29th February at Yateley School and 14th March at .Darby Green Community Centre. The resident survey provides an opportunity for you to ensure that appropriate policies are adopted.
A hard copy will be delivered to each resident or you can complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C39FKFJ
or come along to one of the exhibitions and discuss the survey with a member of the Steering Group
Closing date is 17 April 2020.
Sunday 15th December
The Rowan Class Choir were invited to perform three songs at the All Ages Service as part of St Peter’s The Centre Congregation. The children sang beautifully and enjoyed sharing festive cheer with the local community.
Families from Newlands enjoyed a fun day out at watching their local professional football team Aldershot Town. The club provided the school with 100 complementary tickets in the community strand for match against Chesterfield. We all enjoyed a fascinating 2-2 draw with many of the children enjoying their first ever live football match.
It’s soon going to be time to hunt those scarecrows again! This is an Easter holiday time activity, suitable for children of primary school age (and of course accompanying adults!) Maps will be on sale for £2.50 from Café 46 and Discoveries from Monday 8th April until Saturday 13th April. Scarecrows will be displayed around the town for children to find until Sunday 14th April. Completed maps can then be exchanged in the shops for a prize. (All profits from this fun activity will support the St Peter’s Community Hub Project.) You know you want to join in!
To help us celebrate Chinese New Year, ten children from China joined KS2 for the week. This let them practice their English while we got to use the Mandarin we have been learning. In the morning the Chinese children worked in class doing Maths and English alongside us. In the afternoon, Mrs Neighbour led Chinese cultural enrichment activities that we did alongside our new friends.
To see photos from the week click on the below pictures to scroll through the whole gallery.
On the 27th February we launched our Solar Panels which were generously donated by TAG Farnborough Airport. Local media were well represented with an article on eagle radio which can be found here. A further article can be found here.
A copy of the official press release can found here TAG Farnborough Airports Solar Schools Carbon Offsetting Programme Shines Bright – MT3 (1)
The following morning BBC Surrey Radio invited Headteacher William Neighbour to discus the story