On Thursday 20th June, we celebrated the launch of our School Street. It was a brilliant occasion, with games from Sustrans, expert advice about cycling, Bikers’ Breakfast, Dr Bike and a few special guests! Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate and a special thanks goes to Mrs Leith who put it all together.
On Friday 14th June, pupils and staff came to school wearing green to mark the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. We wrote prayers which we displayed on a prayer tree, and had a cake sale after school to raise money for Save the CHildren. Thank you to everyone who donated cakes or bought them!
We would like to wish all our families who are celebrating the end of Ramadan a very joyous Eid al-Fitr!
Mrs Leith won a Champion award from Sustrans for all the work she has done to promote sustainable travel for the school. We are really proud of her, especially as there were only 10 awards given out across London, and she is the only person in Westminster to win an award!
On 5th December, Heidi, Mohammed and Myra attended the 2018 Top Schools accreditation seminar and awards ceremony at London’s Living Room at City Hall. St Mary’s won a ‘School of the Region’ award in recognition of our achievement in active and safer travel initiatives.
On Wednesday 31st October, Kirstine and Charlotte from St Mary’s church ran a Prayer Space Day for the children. Each class took part in different activities which allowed them to reflect on their thoughts and feelings about different issues such as homelessness in London, natural disasters and peace. They also explored their own gifts and gave some really thoughtful responses.
On Monday, some children from Year 6, accompanied by Mr Knight, Mr Watkins and Miss Philpot, went to cheer the guests at the Pride of Britain awards as they walked down the red carpet. They were inspired by the stories of some of the people they saw, and are looking forward to finding out who wins on Tuesday!
On Wednesday, we held our harvest service in St Mary’s church. The children read, prayed and sang beautifully! The choir (and Mr Watkins) also treated us to a special performance of ‘You’re Welcome’ from the film Moana. Thank you to the musicians from St Mary’s church for accompanying us.
We would also like to say a really big thank you for all the donations of food for the North Paddington foodbank. Your generosity and thoughtfulness are much appreciated and will really help out some families in need.