Young Voices 2017

Our Young Voices Choir were absolutely fantastic on Friday night at Sheffield Arena.  They had a long day but still sang brilliantly to a packed audience.  Behaviour, attitude and effort were second to none.  Well done Hatchell Wood Choir, you did us proud!

Welcome Back

Welcome back to school.  We’re looking forward to a successful, hard working term.  Please check the school calendar for dates coming up including parents’ evenings, disco and Robinwood.

We have also re-launched the twitter page (the link is on the right of this page) and hope to use it to keep you up to date with school, local and national information around education.

Concerts and Bluebell Wood Donations

Thank you for all your support at the concerts last week.  We had six fantastic performances, very well supported by parents, carers and families.  You also raised over £500 for Bluebell Wood from the donations at the end of the concerts.

 

 

Christmas Fair

Thank you so much for all your support at the Christmas Fair. We have made around £1500 plus have earned £306 worth of free books through the Book Fair. The generosity from all our donors was amazing, in particular we would like to thank Out n About Mobility for the £100 Meadowhall Voucher and Total Finance Options and Nellie Stagles Dance School who each donated £50 for raffle prizes.

 

Y6 Visit to London 12th October

What an exciting day! So many new experiences, so much to see, so much to learn! I was delighted when I was asked to join the Year 6 trip to the Palace of Westminster in London  and, like the pupils, had been looking forward to it for weeks. From leaving school at 7 am to arriving back at 10 pm, the well organised day was full of interesting activities. We were so lucky to arrive at Buckingham Palace just as they were changing the guard, and saw at least three horse-drawn carriages bringing important visitors  – to see the Queen, we imagine. And the crowds of tourists! Next time we see the palace on the news we’ll all be able to imagine standing in front of the gates among the throngs of visitors looking up at the famous balcony.

The highlight of the day for me was the visit to the Palace of Westminster and the chance to sit in the public gallery of the House of Commons and watch a live debate on Brexit; being at the centre of government was such an exciting and instructive experience for us all. We then went into a mock chamber and took part in an excellent inter-active session where we acted out a parliamentary election, from manifesto to new Prime Minister.  The pupils approached the activity with interest and made thoughtful and constructive contributions to the proceedings – and they impressed the tutor by knowing the name of our MP.

It was a great pleasure to be with such enthusiastic, sensible and attentive children and my group of six looked after me very well; above all, it was a real privilege to be with such dedicated, caring and hard-working staff. Not only did they work very long hours on the day but had put in many hours of preparation beforehand to organise such a fulfilling and rewarding experience – and unlike me, they had to get up early the next day as well!

 

 

L Redfern

Governor