At Valley View we are always promoting positive friendships and know that everyone in our school community is important and special. In order to celebrate all of the wonderful work we do everyday we were invited to attend the annual Friends Against Bullying (Fab) Awards. This event was organised by the Young People’s Parliament and celebrated the work of a small selection of schools in South Tyneside. Our school was awarded a main award in recognition of our ongoing work to encourage positive relationships. It filled us with pride to watch some of our fabulous Year 5 children stand up on stage and present to an unknown audience. They did an AMAZING job showcasing our wonderful work. As part of our presentation we shared all the inspiring work that was completed in anti-bullying week, this included installing a buddy bench.
Another fantastic Reading Cafe this morning with lots of activities linked to reading you can do with your child at home. Thank you so much to everyone who came! We hope you found it useful and enjoy doing some of these activities at home!
Today the children showed great citizenship, they wanted to help members of our community this winter so they teamed togther with local charity, Hebburn Helps.
The children collected donations of warm blankets and hot water bottles in school, the student council then delivered them to Hebburn Helps who will distribute them to families in need.
This week, EYFS explored the Hindu festival Diwali – the Festival of Lights. We discovered why the celebration is important to Hindu’s, how they prepare for the festival and what you might see during Diwali. We found out that they spring clean their homes in preparation, they exchange gifts and share family meals, they watch firework displays and they light up their homes to invite the Goddess Lakshmi. We enjoyed creating our own diva lamps that we decorated with our special adults at home.
Thank you so much to our wonderful school community for the amazing food donations.
The student council organised the food and we took it to Hebburn Helps to be distributed to families in need.
Today our children welcomed Ms Comerford, founder of Hebburn Helps, to speak in our school assembly. Ms Comerford thanked the children for choosing Hebburn Helps to receive all of the recent Harvest Festival donations.
Ms Comerford told the children all about the people that Hebburn Helps support. Demonstrating great citizenship the children have decided to launch an appeal to collect blankets and hot water bottles to be given to the elderly people in our community to keep them warm this winter.
Our marvelous student council representatives will lead this appeal in school.
Well done everyone!