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Year 4 Life Skills - Marathon


The determination and spirit shown by our Year 4 classes in their Life Skills challenge have left us brimming with pride. Undertaking a marathon as part of their Daily Mile is no small feat, especially considering the adverse weather conditions they faced. Yet, these young minds were not deterred. Their commitment to completing the 78 laps each day for a week as a collective effort to qualify for a marathon is a testament to their perseverance and teamwork. It's heartening to see children so young understand the value of working together towards a common goal, demonstrating an impressive level of dedication and physical endurance.


The process leading up to the marathon was equally inspiring. Inviting the children to advocate for charities close to their hearts not only gave them a voice but also an invaluable lesson in empathy and civic responsibility. The unanimous choice of charity across all classes speaks volumes about the collective character and values of our students. It's a powerful reminder of the impact of giving back and the importance of community service from an early age. This initiative has undoubtedly fostered a sense of social awareness among our children, showing them that their actions, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in the lives of others.


The astounding amount of £870.09 raised for their chosen charity is a remarkable achievement. This success could not have been possible without the unwavering support of their families, who have been instrumental in the fundraising efforts. Issuing certificates to the children was a small gesture to acknowledge their hard work, but the real reward lies in the life lessons they've learned through this challenge. As educators and parents, witnessing the growth, compassion, and resilience of these young individuals fills us with hope and excitement for the future. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in making this initiative a success and look forward to seeing how our Year 4 students continue to make their mark on the world.

Year 5 Life Skills Challenge


Litter Angels


As part of Year 5’s life skills community challenge, the children focused on making positive contributions to the environment particularly around the issue of litter being thrown out of cars. They created vibrant anti-litter posters and entered the ‘Litter Angels’ competition which involved many local schools. 

The overall winner was from Swalecliffe. A huge congratulations to Bella! Look out for her fabulous poster going up in the car park in McDonalds, Chestfield.