Fire Fighters came in and spoke to the children about staying safe in and around their homes. The children were able to take part in a variety of interactive activities including spotting the dangers in the home and local streets. Several children also learnt and then demonstrated the Stop, Drop and Roll technique. In addition the Fire Fighters also left the children with a bit of homework. They were asked to complete a Junior Fire Inspector Programme, a fire safety check list in their own homes. An impressive 16 children completed their Fire Safety Check and received a very special certificate.
Year 4 were so appreciative of the Fire Fighters visit and all the hard work they do for everyone they decided to write letters, create posters and produce art work to show thanks.
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.
A huge well done to our Year 6 girls who took part in the Diversity performance at Aldersley Stadium.
Congratulations to Alexander for coming runner up in the Christmas Card Competition organised by Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East.
He was awarded a special certificate and a chocolate treat from the MP herself during our special Act of Kindness Week Assembley on Friday November 23rd.
Well done Alexander…We are extremely proud of you!
The children in Early Years enjoyed a visit from Sergeant Beards from Wednesfield Police Station on Friday November 23rd.
He brought his colleagues PC Gary Cullen and Paramedic Richard Smith along with their brand new fast response ambulance.
The children had so much fun exploring the ambulance, meeting such important members of our community and especially disturbing everyone in school with the lights and sirens!
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.