Year 5 enjoyed two visits from our local Police Community Support Officer. During these visits, she discussed e-safety and antisocial behaviour as well as other elements. The children were engaged throughout and were clearly surprised and intrigued by some of the information they were told. They were very appreciative and listened carefully throughout.
Year 3 and 4 were joined by a Police Community Support Officer, who talked with us about internet safety. Children in both year groups were intrigued with all the information shared. They all took part in a fabulous discussion detailing how to stay safe whilst using the internet at home. They have now become more vigilant and aware of how to keep their personal information private. A very informative afternoon. Edward The Elder are very appreciative with all the support we receive from our local emergency services.
Year 6 have received sessions from our local PCSO Siobhan which have included learning about cyber bullying, internet safety, our digital footprint and finally the difference between making the right and wrong choices alongside their consequences. The children have shown maturity throughout all of the sessions asking lots of sensible questions.
Thank you to the school choir who opened the Christmas Fair with their wonderful singing. Children had to apply to run a stall, I hope you were impressed with the successful applicants! Thank you to all parents/carers who supported our Christmas Fair. Money raised will go to school fund and Year 6 residential.
The children and staff at Edward the Elder Primary School have been extremely busy celebrating their ‘Act of Kindness Week’. They have worked hard to encourage kindness, consideration, empathy and teamwork both within school and the local community. Pupils were nominated for special awards throughout the week.
Each class chose to support a local project in order to encourage an understanding of kindness within their community and to establish important links, which has always remained an important priority to school.
Nursery pupils organised a ‘Stay and Play’ session for Teddy Edwards Toddler Group whilst Reception collected donations to support The Haven Refuge for women and children.
Year One and Two chose to write thank you letters and make pictures for West Midlands Police, paramedics, doctors/nurses at New Cross Heart and Lung Department and the Children’s Ward at New Cross Hospital.
Year Three collected and organised donations for St Alban’s Food Bank whilst Year Four presented thank you letters to West Midlands Fire Service.
Year Five made personalised cards for the residents at Waterside House Nursing Home which were presented during a performance there by the School Choir.
Year Six packed shopping bags at Sainsbury’s and planted crocus bulbs to support World Polio Day in association with Wednesfield Rotary Club.
School Choir performed at both Waterside Residential Home and St Thomas’ Church and staff supported Wednesfield Rotary Club Shoebox Scheme.
Everyone’s hard work culminated in a ‘Rainbow Act of Kindness Day’ during which all staff and children dressed in different colours of the rainbow. Each project was celebrated with special presentations made to representatives from The Haven Refuge, Wednesfield Police Station and paramedics, St Albans Food Bank, Sainsbury’s and Wednesfield Rotary Club. Pupil’s awards were presented by local MP for Wolverhampton North East Emma Reynolds and school Chair of Governors Gavin Hawkins.
What an absolutely amazing week! So many proud moments and community links…but most importantly ‘Acts of Kindness’ which have really made a difference to so many people!
Huge thanks to children, staff, families and our local community.
Year 3's project was St. Alban's Church Food Bank. We collected a range of foods and these were presented to Rev. Nick Watson in our Act of Kindness Assembly.
To finish off our week we made friendship bracelets and exchanged them with our friends in Year 3.
Children from across Elston Hall Multi Academy Trust joined together to perform at this year's city-wide 'Diversity event'.
Pupils from Edward the Elder, Elston Hall and Palmers Cross danced, and were joined by singers from Goldthorn Park. The 35 children wowed audiences at Aldesley Stadium during the performance on Friday (23rd November) night.
Around 20 schools performed at the event altogether, and were watched by staff and parents.
Elston's performance was to the song 'Happier' by Marshmello and Bastille.
Year 6 visited Sainsbury's at Bentley Bridge to bag pack, raising money to buy equipment for school. Thank you for all the donations they received, the general public were extremely complimentary of them. We were joined by a Trustee and family members. The children enjoyed counting the money when they returned to school and look forward to lseeing what they can purchase with the money.
This afternoon year 6 worked alongside Wednesfield Rotary Club to plant crocus bulbs at the front of school. The Rotary have been working hard for many years to try to eliminate Polio across the world. Soon they hope it will be non-existent and that the vaccine will continue to protect people. The purple of the crocus represents the mark left on a nail following the vaccination.
Edward the Elder and Goldthorn Park were two of the ten schools from across Wolverhampton to be selected to feature on the Mayor of Wolverhampton’s Christmas Card for 2018. Two children from each school went to Bantock Park for the special photo shoot with the Mayor and Mayoress, they were then treated to refreshments, which everyone enjoyed!
Keep a look out for the Mayor’s Christmas Card.
Children spent the day completing activities so they could learn about and understand the significance of the day. Some of our children had the opportunity to attend the Wolverhampton Schools Remembrance Service and marched through the city centre alongside veterans and soldiers. The photograph below shows School Council with Reverend Nick Watson.