The whole school have enjoyed a wonderful week immersing themselves in Chinese culture. Each class took part in a Chinese Dragon Dance workshop, finishing off with a spectacular performance from our KS2 children performing traditional dances. The children have enjoyed traditional storytelling, made different crafts based on the animals from the Chinese zodiac as well as feast on a Chinese lunch prepared by our school chefs. There was also a parents breakfast with food provided by our parents. Thank you to the parents who provided all the delicious dishes and also to those who came in to teach our children some Chinese calligraphy.
As part of Year Four’s Community Project, they have introduced recycling bins to every classroom. They had noticed that our bins were full of paper and card at the end of the day and realised that this could be recycled! Today, our eco warriors went around each class to collect the bins and although every class did brilliantly, Year Two’s box was overflowing and have been awarded our first ever Recycling Champion Penguin to display proudly on their door. We wonder who will win the next one in our first week back after the Easter Holidays!
St Mary’s continue to campaign for a safer road crossing outside our School. We have been in contact with the Mayor of London’s Office, Travel for London and our local Member of Parliament and we are continuing to collect signatures on our petition.
Staff, parents, Police community support officers and local community volunteers have been working together to make our voices heard, actively campaigning on Lewisham High Street, before the Police carried out speed checks.