This year, our Senior School Harvest Festival is focussing on the work of St Ann’s Food Bank in Nottingham.
Even though we weren’t able to go to St Andrew’s Church as normal this year and share the occasion with parents and guests, we didn’t want it to stop us supporting those in need. Instead, Mrs Griffiths organised a special assembly for KS3 today which we recorded to share with you. KS4 will have their Harvest Festival assembly next Friday.
We’ve been collecting donations to support the work of St Ann’s Food Bank throughout this week. Thank you for all the items that have been brought in so far! Keep them coming. A list of suggested items can be found on the following letter: https://hollygirt.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/09/DG_Senior-Harvest-Festival_Sept-2020.pdf
We feel really lucky to be situated in a leafy residential neighbourhood. As such, we want to make every effort to be considerate to our community and to protect the environment around us.
Pupils in Year 4 have made some posters to remind us all to turn our engines off when waiting on the streets surrounding school, particularly Villa Road. We must also remember not to block driveways and to park in a way which guarantees the safety of all our young people.
We welcomed a new Head of Music this term, Miss Seaton, and are pleased to see she is quickly getting into the Hollygirt spirit!
If you’ve heard some sweet sounds coming from the White House garden, it’s Year 9 rehearsing on the ukulele. Pupils learnt how to hold the instrument properly and performed using open strings and the first fingers.
Hmm, Mrs Howlett’s dream of Holly-fest (‘Hollygirt Festival’) has suddenly popped into our mind…
The three transition days this week have been a great success (and a lot of fun)! It has been a fantastic opportunity for pupils to catch up with friends and get to know some of our new regulations in school. Importantly, it has allowed us to get a good understanding of where all our pupils are at emotionally after the period of school closure so that we can fully support them when the curriculum starts on Monday.
Today has been Games Day and pupils across all year groups have been involved in Fitness and Dance; Games and Social Skills; and a Fun Run on the Avenue (Junior School) and Forest Recreation Ground (Senior School).
Have a lovely weekend.
We are so pleased to be back in the classroom. This week is all about re-integrating pupils back into school and easing any worries. Today has been ‘Nottingham Day’.
Pupils in EYFS, Year 1 and 2 made Robin Hood hats. Year 5 learnt about the history of Raleigh bikes and made their own using straws, paper and pins. A huge thank you to Dr Laura Alvarez who has been working with pupils on a special Nottingham project.
In Senior School, pupils have looked at: History of Nottingham; Science and Future of Nottingham; Diversity in Nottingham; and Literature of Nottingham.
Tomorrow is Games Day and children in all year groups can come to school in sports fancy dress (with trainers).
Staff have been in school today for their Inset Day and to prepare for the new school year. We are so excited to see you all tomorrow! We know some children (and parents) may feel anxious about the return to school. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week will be off-curriculum across all year groups to help re-integrate pupils back to school and to ease any worries.
A massive well done to our Duke of Edinburgh participants!
We received our Licensed Organisation Volunteer Hour Certificate today showing a fantastic 65 hours of voluntary service to the local community between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.
Not only does volunteering provide vital support to local communities, it also provides young people with the opportunity to take part in new experiences, develop new skills and feel a sense of pride in supporting the communities that they live in.