Over the Spring Term, a selection of Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 pupils have participated in five ‘Peace of Mind’ wellbeing workshops run by the Spin Off Theatre company. During these sessions, the pupils have engaged in fun ice breaker games and songs and practised some breathing and mindfulness activities. They have explored topics including Bullying, Body Image, Independent Travel and Stranger Danger where they have engaged in forum theatre activities and self- assessment of understanding and expectations. All of the pupils have enjoyed and actively participated in the sessions and our more able and more communicative learners have become more confident at interacting with the workshop visitors each week. It has been a fun and beneficial programme for our pupils to have been a part of.
On Tuesday 24th October the school held its annual Harvest Festival. As an addition to the celebration we decided to have a Harvest event prior to the service, whereby each class created their own art work and the children had a ‘Find the harvest mouse’ fun activity to complete. What a great occasion for all. Thanks must be given to the generosity of so many parents for their contributions of tins and dried foods which are being donated to the charity Emmaus who support people living on the streets. Here are just a few pictures from our Harvest afternoon:
Frederick Holmes School is a member of the Fair Share initiative. Fair Share is a national UK Charity which seeks to fight hunger and food waste. Fair Share redistributes food that would otherwise be destroyed.
Once a week the School places an order with Fair Share, and a delivery is received. The food the school receives is used in cookery lessons, or as part of the curriculum, or is shared with students and families.
The great thing about this process for Frederick Holmes School (as well as helping to reduce waste) is that our students are involved in it. Thus we have students who are involved in ordering, sorting and distributing the produce. Of course, students in most of the classes are also involved in using the produce as part of their cookery lessons.
Frederick Holmes is supporting The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal this year. Wristbands, Reflectors, Friendship Bracelets and Snap Bands are available from Frederick Holmes School Reception for the suggested donation as detailed in the flyer below
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