It was an exciting start to the day today as the children in the Foundation Stage and KS1 gathered in the downstairs hall in order to congratulate our most recent ‘Reading Champions’. This morning there was an added sense of excitement as, not only did we present gold and platinum level badges, it was the first special assembly where we presented children with medals and the sought after title of ‘Ultimate Reading Champions’ in recognition of having read an amazing two hundred and fifty times at home! The children were presented with their badges and medals in front of proud parents and other family members and we could not be more proud of the effort that they have put into their reading. Well done to all of the children who were rewarded today, we are proud of you!
Later in the day a host of children from across KS2 represented the school at this years Southend Swimming Gala held, as always, at Garons. The children took part in a series of exciting events and each and every one of them represented the school beautifully and tried their very best. Special recognition should go to Lexi who came third in the Year Four backstroke, Francis who came first in the Year Five backstroke, the Year Three & Four Girls Medley Relay team who came third and Laurianne who not only came first in the Year Three freestyle but also set a new borough record! Well done to all of the children who took part and thank you to all of the parents who came along and supported the children.
After school, after a delay of a couple of hours, many families gathered on the school field and playground in order to see the D-Day flypast. As the stirring sounds of ‘I Vow to Thee my Country’ and other rousing tunes played on the stereo, the planes flew right over the school and thrilled all who had stayed to see them.