Heading towards a new decade
We had a wonderful Autumn term, not least an amazing final few weeks with nativities, parties, charity events and a wonderful school fair. The fair raised over £2000 for the school which will help with resourcing in the classrooms and enabling the curriculum areas to have additional resource - including more maps in geography and more investigative equipment in science. These items make a huge difference to learning so thank you to everyone who helped with fundraising.
We were so proud of the children in their nativity performances. The infants were so confident, performing enthusiastically in front of large audiences. They were certainly fun and enjoyed by all.
The final week saw the traditional Garswood's Got Talent. We celebrated dancers, singers, gymnasts and we even have our very own singer songwriter band in Y5 - ingenious! The staff devised their very own Elf Yourself but nothing could compare to the way the children shine on stage.
Christmas week was soon upon us and we welcomed the donations to support our very own Christmas Jumper Day in memory of Zac Barston, a very special and fondly remembered Garswood pupil. All monies raised go to the Zac Barston Tribute Fund at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Thank you for your support with this.
Finally, as we finished the term with tummies full from the Christmas lunch and laughter ringing from the talent show and parties, we took some time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and how important it is to value those people who care for us. Garswood is a very special place and we are all part of one big family.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all peace and goodwill.
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