Miss Myrtle’s Mission…

From January to March Miss Myrtle set off to South Africa volunteering for a programme called International Citizenship Service (ICS). During her time there she stayed in the province of Limpopo (one of the hottest provinces in South Africa), in Tzaneen, in a small village called Mogapene.
Whilst in South Africa Miss Myrtle was teaching in schools, working in Orphanages and running afterschool clubs. In the schools classes were made up of around seventy children. Sometimes five children would share a desk made for two children. There were no computers or interactive whiteboards, just a chalkboard and chalk. However, even though the children might not have had computers or interactive whiteboards, they made up for this with their sense of joy and love for the community they lived in. Miss Myrtle explained how lovely it was to be involved in such a community where everyone felt involved and welcomed, even though they did not have much they would share all that they had.
Miss Myrtle told the children that her experience taught her how lucky we are to have a lovely school and wonderful teachers and parents. We do not all have to travel to Africa to make a difference, what you see as a small random act of kindness might be a grand lovely gesture to someone else. As Mother Teresa said, ‘if you want to change the world start at home…. Do small things with GREAT love.’

 

God Knows All About Me

Nursery learned all about how much God loves them during our recent Social Justice topic.

The most popular book from our class altar has always been ‘God Knows All About Me’. The children made up actions for the words and wanted to share our favourite rhymes with you all. Please enjoy!

 

Wriggly Nativity!

Last week, pupils and parents alike were treated to an excellent re-telling of The Christmas Story through our Nativity Play. Children from our Nursery and Reception classes led a superb performance which included many wonderful songs, clear confident speaking and (of course!) lots of ‘wriggling’. See if you can watch the highlights below without wriggling yourself!

 

God’s Dream

On Friday, Reception led a fantastic assembly in front of the rest of the school. After reading the book ‘God’s Dream’, the children wanted to share the very special message with others.

“But what are God’s dreams? If you close your eyes and look with your heart, I’m sure, dear child that you will find out. God dreams about people sharing. God dreams about people caring. God dreams that we reach out and hold one another’s hands. And play one another’s games. And laugh with one another hearts.”