What a week we have had across our schools. The Chelsea Flower Show, Platinum Jubilee celebrations, pantomimes and sports fixtures. It's been hectic to say the least.
We hope you all have a restful half term, and we will see you on Monday 6th June for the second half of our Summer term which is always full to the brim with events.
Have a great weekend.
The 'Crazy Kids' of the Collett did an amazing performance of 'greased lightening' in assembly today. They were fantastic and everyone enjoyed themselves so much. We can't wait for the next performance!
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
We are absolutely delighted to tell you that our Blue Tangerine ‘Plant Magic’ garden at the Chelsea Flower Show has won a Bronze Medal. Huge congratulations to our staff and pupils who worked so hard to make this dream a reality, especially Mrs Griffin whose design, dedication and hard work helped us achieve this honour. And a massive thank you to our sponsors.
As part of Angelou's BTEC lesson at The Collett , they used a BBQ to cook their homemade burgers. They had a safety brief before cooking on the BBQ. The students said they were absolutely delicious.
Huge congratulations to all the young people that represented St Luke's school in their basketball fixture against Batchwood.
St Luke's won 24-11 with baskets from Reece, Scarlett, Charlie, Louis, Beth, Shirley & Oscar. It wasn't just about the scorers though. It was the team spirit, communication, sportsmanship and incredible effort our amazing pupils displayed.
Tawana from The Collett was very proud to be presented with his award for his Introductory Golf Course. Here is the wonderful praise he received.
My name is Chris Whitelegg, and I am a golf professional at Little Hay Golf Club in Hemel Hempstead. I thought I’d write and tell you about the outstanding progress of Tawana. I have had the pleasure of watching him progress over the last few weeks. Together we have found a unique way of learning and communicating and despite my experience in teaching I don’t honestly know what it is! All I know is that it works, and I have watched with pleasure as he has opened up during the lessons. He is always keen to practice with a friend and has embraced all the changes that learning golf presents. Please say well done from me as he deserves a special congratulation.
PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
A fantastic day was had by all at our Jubilee Street Parties this week. The children made their own decorations and enjoyed a picnic lunch and fun and games afterwards
The sensory garden at The Collett has been transformed into a wonderful space for relaxation and contemplation. This is also an area where the children can grow vegetables.
COFFEE ON THE COMMON
Students from St Luke's go down to assist with Coffee On The Common In Redbourn every week. This helps them to master life skills and build their confidence whilst playing key role in the community. We are so proud of our young people and how their confidence had grown.
ROYAL MAIL VISIT
Floella class at The Collett paid a visit to the Royal Mail sorting office this week where they were shown the process a letter goes through to get to its destination. The children were fascinated to see all the machines. Many thanks to the Royal Mail staff for showing us around.
Oak Class at St Luke's have been learning about London. They made models of the Gherkin and The Shard out of play dough and paper.
The Collett School were thrilled to have had M&M productions put on the interactive show "Treasure Island" on Wednesday. It was a real treat and a timeless story of "buccaneers and buried gold". The children joined in wonderfully and a great time was had by all.
Walliams and Dahl class at The Collett have been learning how to play rounders. This week, the two classes played against each other. Both teams played really well. Carlos and Reece showed some excellent fielding techniques. Tiffany did a great hit on the ball. Lots of pupils managed to score rounders and half rounders. The staff also got involved and it was a tense final chance at batting. The score was sitting at 6-7 to Dahl class. Miss Crawley took the last bat for Walliams class, she managed to hit the ball, but unfortunately the ball was caught and she was out!! This meant the winning team were Dahl class with 7 rounders and Walliams scoring 6. Miss Kirby was gutted to lose, but both classes showed great sportsmanship by congratulating one another and complimenting their peers excellent rounders skills.
This newsletter will be my last for the federation. It has been such a joy bringing you news of what your amazing children get up to each week. I am so proud of each and every one of them. Take care and have a great half term.