To everyone that baked, cooked, dressed up and donated...
A MASSIVE thank you from the Rucstall School Council!! With everyone's hard work and generosity we were able to raise £268.70 in a day and half!
This money will be used to improve the lives of the children both locally and nationally.
Thank again for all of your help.
Today we were very fortunate to have a visiting hot air balloon! A team of volunteers and a balloon from the Packhouse came and demonstrated the use of a hot balloon for the children. Years 1 and 2 are currently using the book ‘The Journey’ as their stimulus and this has been a fantastic demonstration of a balloon, similar to one used in the story. The whole school were able to see the balloon and Mrs Griffiths even lifted off the ground in it!
Today we had a performance from the Graveney School Choir. This was a choir of some 60+ secondary aged children from North London, who are touring the country. They sang a range of popular songs, there was some acapella singing, a trombone solo and accompaniments from guitars and a keyboard.
We have purchased a wonderful new resource called KitCamp. This is a light-weight modular play system that allows children to manipulate the resource and create their own play spaces. It helps children actively explore and create, socialise, and ultimately build their confidence as they grow into the world around them. When the product first arrived in school, lots of classes had the opportunity to build things relating to their topics, as you can see from the pictures below. Already this year the KitCamp has been a castle, a boat, a witch’s cauldron, a home kitchen and a space rocket! If you are interested in reading more about the product, there is a website: https://iamkitcamp.com/
Parents and children will not have known that Rucstall has had some table tennis tables hidden in a back room gathering dust for some time. Today they were put back into action at breakfast club and breaktime for children to use! As part of our Sports Premium initiative, we are funding additional adult support to allow the Key Stage Two children to use the table tennis tables every breaktime.
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