Book Buzz!

The children have been busy completing their voting slips (nothing to do with Boris or Jeremy!) to choose the shortlist for our Book Buzz Book Award.  The points have been counted and the shortlist selected; the chosen books will be announced at our launch event at 3pm on Monday 7th January. 

Multiple copies of the titles will be bought (and we have already reserved the titles with our local libraries).  To run alongside the reading of the books, we would love to organise other events with a view to inspiring children to become life-long readers.  Such events could include illustrator workshops, storytellers, song-writing workshops, author visits, poetry-writing and making comic books.  But all of this comes at a cost…

As a result, we have set up a crowd-funding website to kindly ask for your donations towards St Giles’ Book Buzz.  We would be so grateful if you feel able to donate anything between £1 and £20; all donations will go towards the Book Buzz books and activities.  Please make your donation via https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/StGilesBookBuzz.  Please feel free to share this link on any social media platforms you may use.

If you would prefer to help in another way, perhaps by donating chosen titles, or helping out at some of the in-school events, please talk to your child’s class teacher.  You are always very welcome!

Once again, thank you for your support.  We look forward to sharing the Book Buzz Book Award with you next term.

Ski Competition

We have recently took part in the ‘Ski Team Telford Schools Race’. Here are Lily, Phoebe and Ezra who competed at Madeley Ski Centre. There were 145 competitors ranging from 6-13. Our team all had a great time!!

St Giles’ came 4th overall in the U12’s category – well done to you all! Congratulations Lily for coming 2nd in the individual U12 girls race.

Languages Day

Bok! (That’s Hello in Croatian).   On Thursday 26th September, key stage 1 children celebrated the European Day of Languages by learning about five foreign languages: Spanish, German, Polish, Croatian and Korean. 

Thanks to all the parents who volunteered – the children were so enthusiastic about learning new languages and different countries and have been using their new words around school since.

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Today we held our annual Macmillan Coffee Afternoon! Thank you once again to everyone that donated and supported the event. We raised a fantastic amount of £746.00 on behalf of Macmillan.

We would also like to thank the following companies for their kind donations of raffle prizes:

• Sainsbury’s Local
• Forget Me Not Florist
• Thea & Bug
• Little Nell Jewellery
• Bradley’s Butchers
• Turtle Doves
• The China House
• Artcadia
• Romy Design
• The Blue Lemon
• Brok
• Coffee & Cloth
• Theatre Severn
• Papa John’s Pizza

School Games Gold Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games GOLD Award again! This is for the 2018/19 academic year.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs. We are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school including the commitment from staff and children in order to attend these events has been rewarded again this year.

Reading Challenge!

Our whole school have recently took part in a ‘ready steady read’ challenge with Usborne books, raising money for books to be purchased for their classes and for Hope House. Well done to everyone!