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.
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.
Last Monday, Edwards and Elston had their annual derby game, we all wondered which school would take the win this year. The game began very evenly with Elston taking the lead early on. After a wonder goal late in the first half Edwards were able to even the score. The teams started the second half off 1:1 with both teams doing all they could to prevent goals entering their nets. In the dying minutes of the game Elston took advantage and scored the winning goal. A fantastic game supported by staff and parents from both schools. A great fixture.