Turing House Celebrate
As we approach the end of Autumn term, it is time for the special reward to all of the children in the house that earned the most house points. All pupils can earn house points for their particular house by earning certificates linked to our 6Rs Learning Values, as well as through participation in our various house competitions. This term’s winning house is Turing. The children and staff in this house showed much effort in incorporating much yellow into their clothes as part of a special non-uniform day! Well done to all of Turing house for the achievement this term, as well as all of the pupils in the other houses who offered their congratulations on this day of celebration!
During Christmas Jumper Day, children enjoyed a special Christmas Lunch in the school hall. The festive spirit has definitely reached Westacre Middle School!
Autumn Attendance Reward
To congratulate the children in school who've achieved 100% attendance this term, we invited them into the hall to enjoy a festive doughnut and a glass of squash.
Dozens of children in each year group have achieved this impressive milestone this term (we would also add that any Covid-19 related periods of isolation do not count against a child's attendance) and we look forward to hopefully rewarding even more children during the Spring term for 100% attendance! Well done everyone!
For Remembrance Day this year, our whole school community came together outside to hold a minute's silence to remember all of the sacrifices made in past conflicts. We also displayed the poppies children in all classes had made during the week and heard a special reading of In Flanders Fields, the war poem by John McCrae. On Remembrance Sunday itself, Head Boy Rhys and Head Girl Zuzanna joined Mrs Evans to lay a Westacre wreath in the Droitwich Remembrance service.
Pupil Voice Lanyards
All of the many Westacre pupils who hold a pupil voice role across school have now been given their special purple lanyards to wear in school. This is to help other children identify them should they have any questions or ideas to discuss with their representatives. Congratulations to everyone who has been elected this year!
As a result of the great generosity of Westacre families, we filled three shopping trolleys with donations for the Droitwich food bank as part of this year's Harvest collection. Thank you to everyone for your support!
World Mental Health Day
On Friday 8th October, we celebrated World Mental Health Day. Our children and staff wore yellow for the day to raise awareness of the #HelloYellow campaign by Young Minds. The children spent the day learning about their own mental health and how to develop strategies on how to look after their wellbeing. We are so grateful to all of our families for the amazing food donations for Droitwich food bank that were sent in on the day, and would like offer our thanks to Waitrose in Droitwich for their kind donation of trolleys to support this!
Primary STEM Challenge
Over thirty of our most able mathematicians and scientists in Years 5 & 6 took part in this year's Stemworks Primary STEM Challenge. This involved the children working together in pairs to design and create their own robotic arm model to be used at the recycling plant Envirosort in Norton, near Worcester, before then presenting to the rest of the group about how they felt that had met all of the design criteria. Sarah from Stemworks commented on how impressed she was with the children's reasoning and problem solving! In the end, she chose Phoebe and Charlotte from Year 6 as the overall winning pair - the girls will go on to represent Westacre in a Worcestershire STEM event later in the school year. Well done to every single pupil for their achievements with this challenge!
Head Boy and Girl
Here are Head Boy Rhys and Head Girl Zuzanna. They have been chosen to take on these vitally important roles for the 2021/22 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 Zuzanna and Rhys for your appointment - we are sure you will be amazing role models this year!
Macmillan Cake Sale
For our first cake sale of the year, we raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support. After an amazing response from the Westacre community, bringing in hundreds of home made and shop bought cakes, we raised over £270 for this very worthy cause!