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Primary Weekly Update 12/05/2017 from Mr Nicholas West

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On Tuesday, I had the absolute pleasure of spending the day with most of our year group representatives, our parent ambassadors. Our aim, sparked by the children’s desire to find a good charity choice, was to investigate potential sustainable community projects we could get involved with. We visited Thai Nguyen province, original home province of Phuong Quan, and looked at three different possibilities:

  •           A school for disadvantaged children in Thai Nguyen
  •           The Center for Social Protection of Thai Nguyen – Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs
  •           The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation of Neuropsychiatry.

The following parents who attended (children in brackets) were touched by the positivity of the places we visited and we are going to meet soon, with our school council and charity reps, to consider our options. Thank you then to Lien (An Khanh Y1), Dang (Ngan Ha Y2), Phuong Quan (Dinh Thien Y4), Kim Anh (Nhat Minh Y4), Trinh (Quang Nguyen Y4), Trang (Khanh Linh Y6) and Thoa (Ha Vi Y6) for their wonderful hospitality and some very worthy causes for us to consider. These relationships between school and parents take a long time to develop but the benefits are enormous.

Last Friday, Year 3 spent the night in the Sports Hall and I never thought anyone could get so excited as all the children did about it. They were even looking forward to trying to watch their teachers sleep! This was their first opportunity in a planned scheme of trips they will experience in their time in the Primary School. A night at school is extremely safe but as you will have seen from the pictures and the stories from the children, it was a brilliant experience. Our Year 3 staff team created a multitude of exciting experiences and learning opportunities for the children, the main one being a fostering of independence that is gained by being away from your home environment with all the usual comforts. Thank you to everyone involved. Next year, La Ferme Du Colvert.

Have a great weekend.

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