Every year the pupils in Senior School host a Christmas Fair for the pupils in the Junior School, parents and guests. It is always so much fun with a variety of games, stalls, external sellers, the Friends of Hollygirt Christmas hamper raffle and, of course, Santa’s Grotto!
Thank you to everyone who donated goodies for the Friends of Hollygirt Christmas hampers and to those of you who bought raffle tickets! The raffle alone raised £434 for the Friends of Hollygirt’s fund to support extra-curricular areas of the school.
We hope you had chance to visit former pupil, Shanti, in Room 1 who was selling vegan cookies and cupcakes to raise money to sponsor an orphan in India for a year. She raised an impressive £199.45! Well done.
Senior School took part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day today. Mrs Hutley could be heard coming from a mile away in her jingly elf outfit while Mr Dean was looking pretty in pink in his favourite Christmas penguin jumper. Max and Victoria (Year 10) donned some fantastic elf ears in addition to their Christmas jumpers!
We’ve all enjoyed a Christmas lunch this week along with festive music and Christmas crackers! Thank you to Chef Julie and her team. Pupils in Years 1 to 6 are continuing the Christmas festivities this afternoon with a trip to Nottingham Playhouse for the Sleeping Beauty pantomime.
Christmas has officially started for everyone at Hollygirt following our Christmas Carol Service at St Peter’s Church last night.
Well done to all the readers: Tanaka (Year 9), Ffion (Year 8), Zara (Year 11), Noah (Year 7), Fahad (Year 10) and Lily (Year 11), Lily (Year 6) and Matilda (Year 6).
Thank you to Mr Thompson, Miss Purchase, Mrs Bellamy, Mrs Heatlie, Mrs Purchase and the organist Mr Leuty.
A group of pupils from Years 6 to 10 started a very exciting project last academic year in March.
We worked with Nottingham City Council and the 38 Carrington Street Urban Room Partnership on the Carrington Street Townscape Heritage Programme, which aims to link the railway station with future improvements around the Broadmarsh area. The project involved pupils working with external lead professionals to bring together technology and creativity by looking at the past, present and future of the street.
Last Thursday, pupils presented the final pieces from the project at a dedicated event at the Urban Room:
1. A musical piece that was composed based on the architectural features of the facades and mathematics behind the designs
2. A literacy narrative
3. A design for a building that follows the Carrington Street trend using 3D modelling software
4. A piece of art (sculpture)
5. Videography of the project
Dr Laura Alvarez (Senior Principal Urban Design and Conservation Officer at Nottingham City Council) said “it is rare for young children to be so involved in a long term project with city planning professionals and this group of pupils have certainly set precedent for new ways of working. The project has shown the value of informing children about their environment and the ways in which they can make a contribution to shaping their city, as citizens.”
A massive thank you to Dr Laura Alvarez, Mr Thompson and Mrs Howlett for making this extraordinary project possible and to all the children involved for excelling in every element.