To mark Remembrance Day, we held a special whole-school assembly on November 10th. Miss Withams told us about the history of this special day and why it is important we still remember those who lost their lives during conflict. Year 7 pupils did a poetry reading from Flanders Field then Year 5 MPs told everyone about their recent visit to Dorset House and what the elderly residents there told them about their memories of war. After we observed a two minute silence, each of our school MPs joined our Head Boy Jack and Head Girl Verity to lay a wreath created by their class. Jack and Verity then donated a special wreath created in school to Lisa from Dorset House.
Muga Official Opening
We opened our new Multi-Use Games Arena with a special week of activities that included an official opening from local MP Nigel Huddleston. He visited Westacre to meet the school's leadership team, PTA group, pupil MPs and sports leaders. He then cut the ribbon in front of many members of the school community, before joining a Year 7 class for a Basketball lesson on the main court of the Muga. Both Nigel Huddleston and Mrs Evans enjoyed taking part in the lesson! Mr Huddleston commented, "It was a pleasure to visit Westacre again and see the new Muga sports facility. The children were rightly very enthusiastic about the amazing facilities here and I was pleased to able to join in with the lesson!"
We also welcomed a number of visitors to the school, including Year 4 pupils from Wychbold First School, who had a fun, multi-skills session organised by Mr McMullen and the new Year 7 sports leaders. Both staff and pupils from Wychbold commented on how enjoyable the session was.
Pupils at Westacre are now looking forward to spending many of their twice-weekly PE lessons on the Muga throughout the year. The many extra-curricular opportunities available at the school, including boys and girls football, basketball, netball and rounders, will also take place on the all-weather court.
Tea with Mrs E
No Pens Day Wednesday
No Pens Day Wednesday is a national event that encourages schools to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities. These elements of Literacy are embedded throughout the curriculum at Westacre, but getting involved in this day is still a fun way to remind the children of these important skills. Below are just a few photos of activities across our year groups. Tasks on the day included Drama, Debating, Art, Cooking, Yoga and Computing.
Taking Part in Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Now becoming an annual event, our Macmillan coffee morning saw a record number of cakes both baked and donated to school.
Our Year 7 helpers did a great job managing the sale to the rest of the school. Meanwhile, our Year 5 parents joined in our Read Alongside Morning whilst enjoying a hot drink and slice of cake.
Altogether as a school we have raised an amazing £295.88 for this fantastic cause. Thank you to all those who supported this event by purchasing cakes, baking their own or turning up to share in our efforts to host a fabulous coffee morning for Macmillan.
STEM Day September 2017
Following the success of previous STEM days over the last couple of years, we organised yet another STEM day at the start of the Autumn term for local Year 4 pupils. This time the theme was 'Explosions' and we welcomed pupils from Westlands, Chawson, Ombersley, Tibbeton, Hindlip, Wychbold and Cutnall Green. Once more, Westacre teachers Mr Barber and Miss Steenson were joined by Mrs Fisher and Mrs Park from the Prince Henry's High School in Evesham in organising different workshops for the children. Well done to all of the pupils for their enthusiasm and skill throughout this STEM day!
Well done also to the Year 7 prefects who helped with the organisation of the day and supported the children who joined us for the day.
Pupil Leadership Badges
During whole school assembly, pupils chosen to taken on the the following roles were announced with each pupil handed their Leadership Badge:
- Head Boy & Head Girl
- Westacre Parliament MPs
- House Captains
- Sports Captains
- Eco Council
- Cyber Council
Congratulations to all of these children for being chosen for each of these very important roles!
Year 7 Prefect Team
Here are the school prefects for the 2017/18 school year! Following a round of applications, these children have been chosen by staff to taken on various roles of responsibility during the school year. Well done all of you for being chosen- we are sure you will be wonderful role models!
Head Boy and Girl
Here are Head Boy Jack and Head Girl Verity. They have been chosen to take on these vitally important roles for the 2016/17 school year. They will work alongside the other pupil-elected MPs in the Westacre Pariliament but will also work closely with Mrs Evans, Mrs Doolin and Mr Barber in making important decisions about school life. Well done Verity and Jack for your appointment- we are sure you will be amazing role models this year!