Pupils in Nursery and Reception had a ‘Story Week’ from Monday 25th November to Friday 29th November. Mrs Keyworth (Year 6 Teacher), Mrs Gadhia (Aleesha’s mummy), Mrs Solomon (Ruby’s mummy), Mrs Wright (Head of Juniors), Mr Dean (Deputy Head) and Miss Hutley (Marketing Manager) visited Early Years to read their favourite story. On the Wednesday of Story Week, we had a ‘Bedtime Afternoon’. We wore our pyjamas, cuddled up in blankets, turned the lights off and read stories with torches. Chef Julie even brought us hot chocolate and biscuits!
Chef Julie was really impressed with the entries she received from pupils in Junior School for the ‘Favourite Family Recipe’ competition. We’re looking forward to tasting Keira-Rose’s spaghetti and meatballs followed by Aggy’s pancakes for dessert!
The Friends of Hollygirt hosted their annual Curry Night last night at The Cumin restaurant on Maid Marian Way. The event is a social evening for parents, staff and friends of Hollygirt School involving lots of food and laughter.
Mrs Hutley’s renowned Curry Night quiz showcased the breadth of knowledge among teams including opposition leaders throughout time, geography of Central America and random facts from I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. The tie breaker question was ‘how many words are in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick?’. Everyone knows the answer to that one, right?
All money raised from the raffle is used to enhance pupils time at Hollygirt beyond the curriculum. So far this year, the Friends of Hollygirt committee have funded the Years 7 to 9 Fright Night Disco, Junior School playground equipment, EYFS and Key Stage 1 Christmas afternoon with Peter Presto Magician and a Senior School author visit in July 2020.
Thank you to the Friends of Hollygirt for organising this spectacular event. We’re already looking forward to Curry Night 2020!
It might be raining outside but we’ve been cosy today in our onesies and pyjamas for Children in Need. Pupils in Year 6 had a cake sale on Wednesday and raised £141.02! Our fundraising efforts went into turbo mode today with more cake sales (thanks, Thoresby) and an inter-house tabletop sale in the Senior School. We’ll reveal the final fundraising figure once all the money has been counted. Thank you all for your support.
Pupils in Nursery and Reception learnt about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, this morning. We loved listening to the story of Diwali so much; Patrick and Alex wanted to hear it again and again! We tried on traditional clothing, tasted some delicious food and looked at Rangoli patterns.