Well done to our book fair competition winners whose names were announced in assembly this week, we hope you enjoy your new books!
KS1 were lucky enough to have a visit from the author Tracey Corderoy. Tracey shared some of her stories with the children and helped them to draw one of her book characters ‘Slippery Sam’. Both children and staff had lots of fun!
School was contacted today, by the staff from the County Durham Foodbank. They wanted to give a massive THANK YOU to all of the families who helped us with our Harvest Festival donation. The team at the foodbank informed us that we had donated 284 kg of food, which helped them to provide a meal to 340 people. They have asked us to stress that without such donations, they would not be able to help half as many families/people. I think we can say we have been able to make a real difference to people in our community.
We work hard in school, to encourage our children to understand the values that maintain our society. It is wonderful, when we can give them concrete experiences of how these values work. Our recent Student Council elections was one such experience. Pupils presented themselves to their Year Group peers and stood for election, to this very important body. When the votes were cast and counted, the pupils below had been selected. We are certain they will work with staff, over the next year, to ensure we take notice of ‘the pupil voice’ at Mill Hill Primary School.
School held its ‘Academic Achievement Awards’ ceremony today, 17th July, 2017. This annual event gives staff the opportunity to nominate pupils, who have made a major effort over the whole year. The three categories are ‘Hard Worker’, ‘Most Improved’ and ‘High Achiever’. Each year group puts forward a pupil, in each category. The event is attended by parents, grandparents and other family members. We want to say a massive well done to the pupils who received their awards today.
Today, we also saw our current Head Girl and Head Boy, hand over the reins to their ‘replacements’. This year, Amie and Joseph have carried out their duties with great aplomb. We are certain that next year’s recipients will do equally well.
“The Academics” visited Mill Hill this week for a whole school performance. All children had a great time dancing to modern hits and some golden oldies!
As the final part of our ‘School Sports Week’, we decided to hold Mill Hill’s very own ‘Race for Life’. We aimed to raise as much money as we could for Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years!!
Everyone in our school took part and ran 1 mile around the school field. We put our Year 6’s with Reception, our Year 5’s with Year 1 and our 2’s, 3’s and 4’s ran together.
We managed to raise an incredible £1,205.75!!!!
Article written by Amie L, Estee S and Matthew C (Year 6)
As part of our school’s work on democracy, some
of our School Council visited Sunderland Civic Centre
and met our city’s Mayor.
While they were there, they were given a tour of the
Mayor’s Chamber and got the chance to look at a
range of ‘official’ artifacts, linked with the city’s history.
They also got the chance to ask the Mayor about
his post and the duties he carries out, on behalf of the
people of Sunderland.