This Year We Will!

Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely half term break.  It has been a busy and exciting start to the new school year at BRW.  The whole school has truly embraced this year’s curriculum theme of ‘This Year I Will.’  This powerful affirmation encourages everyone to think positively, creatively and most importantly challenge themselves in all that they do.  Children in every class have been thinking carefully about their aims and goals for the year.  Some examples include:

  • Becoming more active
  • Learning to ride a bike
  • Improving knowledge of multiplication facts.

I look forward to seeing children use these positive, determined attitudes in all they set out to do this year.

We kicked off our fundraising calendar in true ‘BRW style’ this term with ‘The BIG BRW BOOGIE for BUNKPURUGU’.  There was excitement in the air as the whole school gathered for an assembly to look back at why we started the Building Hope Project in the first place. During the assembly, we were reminded of the poor state of the current school and we watched a virtual tour of the new school, which is a huge improvement.  With all this in mind and wearing our weirdest, wackiest and most wonderful dance-inspired outfits, we geared up for an afternoon of non-stop BOOGIEING for BUNKPURUGU!  It was hot, sweaty and physically tough but the whole school did themselves proud and showed true determination to complete the event with smiles on their faces…and all for the children of Bunkpurugu.  We have raised over £1000 so far thanks to your generous efforts.

Year 6 attended the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust launch event this term, which took place at Newark Showground.  It was an impressive occasion where Bishop Patrick celebrated a special mass with the 21 schools in our Catholic Multi Academy Trust. The children had the opportunity to spend some time with pupils from other primary and secondary schools in our trust and enjoyed singing along to the hymns, which were especially chosen by Marsha and Tom.  Each school had designed a special post card, which represented their school values.  It was inspiring to see all the post card designs and we have brought one back to BRW with us.  We also returned with a special statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, which was blessed by Bishop Patrick during the event.

We ended the Autumn term with International Evening.  This year’s celebration was incredible! Everyone came together to celebrate the many diverse, rich cultures that make up the BRW school community.  The atmosphere was wonderful and we were treated to so many varied, delicious dishes from all over the globe.  There was something for everyone to enjoy. Each nationality represented gave a presentation about their country and culture, it was truly lovely to share all of our backgrounds with our school community.  A HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful parents, children and staff for their amazing efforts and generosity.  This was truly a night to remember!

Thank you for your continued support, I look forward to the half term ahead.

Mrs Maylard-Mason


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