To celebrate the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, schools in the East Calderdale Learning Cluster took part in a number of events which were brilliantly organised by Mr Gentry at St Chad’s.
Events began early in the day with a peloton of riders representing schools in our cluster arriving in Shibden. Later pupils from Salterlee visited a number of schools in our cluster to enjoy a superb display of stunt riding.
The day concluded with pupils in Class 4 taking part in a series of cycle races at St Chad’s. There were expertly organised by a former Olympic cyclist.
Special thanks go not only to Mr Gentry and the children of St Chad’s who kindly lent us their bikes, but also to everyone at Carr Green, St John’s Clifton and Cliffe Hill who enabled our pupils to enjoy the displays with them as our playground was too small. It was a terrific way to celebrate the start of Yorkshire’s biggest sporting event.
Class 2 have recently been learning about special buildings. To explore some of the interesting architecture in our community, last week they visited St. Matthew’s Church, Northowram. During their visit, Canon James explained many of the key design features of the church. The children also learned about the Christian service of Holy Communion and dressed up as vicars.
Thank you very much to our school council for organising a superb Red Nose Day. In total our children raised an impressive £185.70. This money will go to Comic relief to help improve the lives of vulnerable people around the world.
Over the course of the day our school council provided a variety of competitions including a red nose hunt, colouring competition, face decorating contest and a bake-off. This culminated with our councillors presenting awards to the winners during a special assembly.