Our allotment project has grown and grown. We are very grateful to funding from INEOS which has helped this to happen. Well done to the team of parents who have been working with our gardener, Claire Witcomb, to plant this year’s crop. It’s looking amazing.
There are nasturtiums and courgettes and pumpkins and sweet peas growing well around the willow dome. Giant potatoes are loving the compost bin shelter There are lots of ladybugs and bees to be seen. Tomoatoes, rocket, rapsberries and lots of herbs are coming along nicely.
This week the team have harvested loads of spinach.
It felt like the whole world was represented at St Vincent’s today.
Thank to all the families who cooked such declicious food. We had three different coffee ceremonies from different parts of Africa. We loved seeing your presentations. The children learned some new dances and drumming patterns. What an amazing day!!
The children were challenged to creat a display about their family heritage. These are superb!
A huge well done to Years 5 and 6 who cooked and hosted a welcome meal for our refugee friends from Stories of Hope and Home. They did a remarkable job and made all our visitors feel very welcome.
Thank you to our pupil champlains who led our prayer services for this day of action. We learned about recycling our waste fruit and paper. At lunchtime we all shared a simple lunch of baked potato. We had a compettion to see which class could leave the least waste. The winners were Year 4 with zero waste, closely followed by Year 2 and Year 5.
The children wrote pledges for what they are going to do to help reduce waste and stop climate change.
Happy St George’s Day to all of us!
Today, 23rd April, we celebrate the feast day of the patron saint of England. Many other countries also celebrate this day including Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Croatia. St George was born in Turkey. He was martyred because he refused to deny his Christian faith. Now people turn to him for protection. Find out more here.
Thank you to cook Mrs Finnegan, for our delicious St George’s Day menu today.
Thursday 22nd April, was national Stephen Lawrence Day. The children learned about the beautiful qualities of this young man whose life was cut short so tragically. They wore orange, his favourite colour, and built Friendship Towers in their classrooms to commemorate him.
The “Jerusalema” dance challenge started when an Angolan dance troupe recorded themselves dancing to a hit track by DJ Master KG and vocalist Nomcebo in February. Since then the song from South Africa has gone around the world and been endorsed by presidents and priests has become the sound of the pandemic for millions across southern Africa.
See how St Vincent’s rose to the challenge here.