The past two days at Earls Hall have been busy ones, full of exciting activities! Yesterday a team of runners from across KS2 took part in the Southend inter-schools cross country competition and represented the school beautifully. The children all ran around the course with determination with many gaining top places in the leaderboard. A full write up of the event will feature in our next newsletter.
In the evening the PTA held another fun quiz night. The teams answered a range of general knowledge questions and raised £165 in the process. Thanks to everyone who made it along.
Today the morning started with the children in KS1 enjoying a singing assembly with Mr B. A number of well behaved volunteers assisted Mr B as he accompanied the singing on his guitar by leading a series of actions for the other children to follow.
In the afternoon the first ‘AOK’ (Acts of Kindness) Club mission took place which saw a group of children from willow accompany Mr B for a visit to Fairview Residential Home. The children spent time chatting to the residents about school life, sharing some of their work with them, and read them passages from their class text, The Witches. The residents spent time colouring alongside some children whilst others played dominoes with them. The atmosphere soon became lively as the residents listened to some of their favourite songs with one singing for them. Noah did the school proud by demonstrating how to dance ‘the worm’ which the residents thoroughly appreciated. Prior to the visit Mr B had discussed dementia with the children so that they would have an understanding of the fact that some of the residents may be living with the condition. It was the perfect way to launch this years ‘AOK’ scheme and Mr B was incredibly proud to present the children with their special badges back in school.