View of the year 2020
Inspirational visit and speaker
This year we have been fortunate to have an old pupil return to inspire all our children to achieve. Michael Tucker (who has younger brothers still at the school) started at Cambridge University in the Autumn of 2019. He came in to tell the school why he wanted to attend the University and what he did to achieve his dream of attending.
In association with this, some of our year 6 pupils also visited Cambridge University to get a taste of life there. Please see the photo's below.
Year 2 Pantomime at Barking Broadway Theatre
Borough and Me Competition
Both Hewett and Cannington sites at Roding took part in the Barking and Dagenham ‘Borough and Me’ homework competition. The project encouraged pupils aged between 7 to 11 to explore the past, present and future of the borough, while thinking about the things that would make it an even better place to live in.
Students could pick from four project categories to express their ideas ranging from town models and murals, to creative writing and poetry.
We had a very positive response and had a variety of wonderful projects completed by our pupils. Three entries were chosen to represent the school. The children were then invited to attend the Borough and Me festival at Parsloes Park where their entries would be judged by the leader of the council and other celebrity judges.
We are very proud to say that Oliver Grange from our Hewett site won overall first prize as the judges were inspired with his innovative entry.
Oliver received a Lego prize and a cash prize for the school.
He was then invited on a tour of the council offices and to meet local councillors to discuss future plans for the borough.
Congratulations to Oliver and all participants of the competition
EYFS and KS1 Road Safety
Christmas Graffiti Competition
Each year we host an invited guests party and make Christmas cards for the guests. This year we held a competition to create graffiti inspired Christmas images for the front of the cards.
The graffiti artist PMC2 created a wonderful piece of artwork for the children who participate in Thrive to complete. This was our inspiration.
All children were invited to create a Christmas themed graffiti image. The images could be coloured or black and white. All of the entries were used to create Christmas cards for the party and our wider community.
Below are the winning entries and PMC2's original artwork.