Wales Trip Blog
Mr Maksymiw's news w/c 27th March
I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone; parents, friends and children who gave so generously to Comic Relief Red Nose Day. We’ve had a lot of fun over the last few weeks with a number of different fundraising initiatives. These have included Red Nose tee shirts, a comic relief photo booth as well as the opportunity to buy red noses.
All this frivolity culminated in Friday’s gunging episode. I was not looking forward to having a bucket of cold red gunge poured over my head in front of all the staff and children! I was secretly hoping that the ‘Just Giving’ total would not reach the £400 target set by Miss Wynne. Unfortunately for me and for Mrs Wilson, the total sailed by the £400 mark at the weekend and currently stands at over £440. That was the signal to purchase the gunge and prepare to mix it ready for Friday.
The sun shone on Friday as the children made their way onto the ball court. They seemed very excited about seeing their Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher being gunged. The final surprise came when it was decided who was going to pour the gunge over the two of us. Staff had bought tickets for £1 and two were drawn out of a bag. The first was Mrs Pears and the second was Mr Reeve. Mr Gegan and Joseph and Harry from Year 6 were poised to video the event and Mr Taylor was there with his camera.
When the time came to be gunged it wasn’t too bad. The slippery, slimy pink (rather than red) liquid slid down my neck and over the whole of my body and left a sticky residue all over my tee shirt, shorts and skin. It was very tempting to scoop up the gunge and chase members of staff round the field but I decided that I should take my punishment without seeking revenge.
The children seem to enjoy it as well as the staff! I just want to say thank you again if you donated to the good cause!
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)
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Hazel's turn at Dukes Barn
We arrived safely at Dukes Barn after an entertaining journey with some 'beautiful' singing (which also brought the rain). After an introductory talk and a tour of the building, we briefly met with Larch who had clearly had a great time. We had a tour, made our beds and ate our packed lunches. We then set off to our activities; the Foxes took on the awesome 75 foot abseil, the Owls hung around on the climbing wall and ropes course whilst the Badges went caving. The children did themselves proud by setting the table for our pizza, chips and profiteroles dinner. Then we had some time in the games room before heading to our campfire with sweets, songs and stories. Now it is bedtime, after warm showers, card games and book reading. Looking forward to another fantastic day in the Peak District!