On December 12th we were excited to hold an Election in school. We had learnt about the importance of democracy in making decisions, and as the country was having an important vote on this day, we had our own vote too! After a special assembly, we prepared ourselves to vote on what we would like to wear on the last day of term. We had 4 choices, and had to choose one by marking an X against one choice only. We voted in a polling booth in our 'polling station', carefully supervised by the presiding officer and her able deputy. Everyone had 1 vote each, and the staff were allowed to vote too. We voted on our own ballot paper, and put our paper into the Ballot Box. The result was very close, with 'mufti' winning by just 4 votes.
"It was really good to experience voting in this way. I talked about it with my parents when I got home and they were so impressed that I knew so much about how to vote and why it is important."
We have had so many beautifully completed reading journals and our children have shown us how much reading they have been enjoying at home. The journals have also shown such amazing creativity and we have all been so impressed by the quality of the work in the booklets. The first group of children to complete the journals enjoyed a really special story-time in the outdoor classroom this week. Well done everybody!
Our school have been doing lots of work about Remembrance and the importance of remembering the bravery of heroes past and present. One hundred years on from the first Armistice Day, we feel proud that our children continue to show such awareness and respect for the past, and an understanding of the impact it has had on our futures.
Our Pupil Leadership Team laid the poppy wreath at the memorial on Remembrance Sunday, and all of our children went to the church on Armistice Day to join together with our church and village communities for a quiet and respectful service of Remembrance, led by our children. Following this, the whole school walked to the memorial and we paid our respects to every fallen soldier of Brigstock.
Many parents and members of the wider village and school communities joined us too. It felt very special to share this occasion with everyone.