Together We Can Do Great Things

“Together We Can Do Great Things.”

Mother Theresa

We have reached the end of half term already.  It has been an eventful and exciting time so far.  We have enjoyed a fantastic celebration for Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday Celebration, commenced Mathletics online,  launched BRW’s very own radio station and witnessed our incredible football team win the Ratcliffe College Tournament Bowl.  I am the proudest Head Teacher around at the moment!  The children, staff and parents at BRW work together so well to achieve great things.

You will have seen and heard about our fundraising efforts over the last few weeks as we begin to raise money for the ‘Building Hope’ project.  Along with the schools in our Academy Trust, we hope to build a school in a remote village, Bunkpurugu, in Ghana, Africa.  We are honoured to be part of such an incredible, inspirational project  and will keep you updated on more events throughout the year.  Our Sponsored Dance-a-thon saw the whole school boogying and bopping away for hours, it was exhausting but lots of fun!  We have managed to raise a record £2000 so far.  This is an incredible amount! A huge thank you for all your fundraising efforts and support.  We hope to raise enough money to begin installing the foundations after the bore-hole is fitted for the existing community to have a clean water supply.

Our year to Imagine, Invent and Inspire is now well and truly underway.  Following a recent visit to Nottingham Castle, the children in Years 3 and 4 were so inspired by a collection of work by Leonardo Da Vinci that they came back to school and created their own pieces inspired by the exhibition.  This resulted in an invitation to display their artwork at the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery.  The display was impressive to say the least and has had fantastic reports from visitors who went to see the display.  It was a wonderful celebration of the art that takes place in school and reflected the children’s efforts and artistic ability. Well done to all involved.

Our Harvest Mass took place last week and was a beautiful celebration where the whole school and parish came together to celebrate.  There were so many generous donations of tins and dried goods.  The Liturgy Team decided that donations should be given to The Clifton Food Bank and Emmanuel House this year.  All goods have been dropped off and gratefully received.  Thank you so much for your generous support.

Finally, I hope that all the children, staff and families of BRW have a happy and restful half term break and I look forward to seeing you next week.

Mrs Maylard-Mason

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