The Time to Shine
The theme of our year is The Time to Shine, which is inspired by Matthew’s gospel, ‘Let your light shine.’ We will be working hard to let our lights shine brightly in all that we do. In our welcome assembly, we looked carefully at our school mission statement and the school’s core values: RESPONSIBILITY, RESILIENCE, RESPECT, RELATIONSHIPS and REFLECTIVENESS. We thought about the ways in which these values can help to guide us to make the right choices and act in the right way and how they help to build our learning power.
With Mission Discipleship particularly in mind, our travelling class item the Kindness Kit is now making its way around school! What better way to shine than to complete little acts of kindness? Inside, the children will find lots of items and ideas to help to put their faith into action and be missionary disciples towards their families, friends and our beautiful world in the kindest ways possible. Some of the kind things children have been up to are washing the pots, offering to do the dusting at home, writing a kind letter to someone and visiting a neighbour or friend.
Boogie and Bounce for Bunkpurugu
The Liturgy team planned, organised and led the whole school in an amazing fundraising event, The ‘BIG BRW BOUNCE AND BOOGIE for BUNKPURUGU’, to raise even more money for the Building Hope Project. They led the children with energy and enthusiasm as they boogied and bounced on space hoppers in their wonderful dance-inspired outfits. Mrs Bathgate, our inspirational dance teacher, choreographed some amazing ‘African’ inspired routines for us to dance along to. Throughout the afternoon, we were reminded of the important reason we have been supporting this project over the last few years. We saw some pictures of the new school building in Bunkpurugu, Ghana, which is now complete with walls and windows! We have raised lots so far, I will update you with the total amount, thanks to your generous efforts.
Remembrance Day Liturgy
The whole school community came together this week to remember those who have died serving their country in wars. It was a powerful and poignant Liturgy, which allowed everyone to pray, reflect and think about those who fight for their country and those who have lost their lives whilst serving their country. It inspired us all to strive to be resilient, selfless and give our very best in all that we do. Thank you to the Liturgy Team who led it so well.
Finally, thank you to all of our wonderful children, parents and staff at BRW for their continued support of our school.