Principal Update Summer 1 2018 – 2019
Partnership & Wellbeing Afternoon
We all had a fantastic time at the very first ’Partnership & Wellbeing Afternoon’ where we had a great turn out of families. It was also lovely to host the Rowley-View and Wonderland nurseries, as well as local residents from the area. Children were able to hold different animals such as an owl, bearded dragons, spiders, rabbits and much more from ‘Animal Antics’. There were many brave children and some worried staff! Not mentioning names but Mrs Smith stayed way-away from this stall, so we’ll have to help her conquer her phobia for next time. There were a lot of opportunities to be active during the afternoon. Bouncy castles and soft play areas provided endless fun for the children who pretended to be ‘Chase’ and the other dogs from Paw Patrol. The younger children were also able to play on the soft play area and in the ball pool, as well as peddling bikes around the track. Dan Bowen from Sports4Kids organised dodgeball competitions where the children, including parents and teachers (Miss Marsh), became competitive all in good spirit. They also battled in laser-tag and many children enjoyed shooting each other across the field. Food glorious food! Free samosas went down a storm and they were so tasty that families took extra home. We were not sure if Mr Steventon was the right man to hand these out, as we know he likes his food, but he was spotted eating only a few on the way round and I suppose we need to think of his wellbeing too! We also had a very talented face-painter who was able to paint children’s faces on request. The children had great imaginations as the painted faces we had ranged from Spiderman to fairies; ghosts to butterflies. We would like to give special thanks to Dan Donaldson (Extended services) based at Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust for all of the support, as well as all of the companies and coaches that gave up their time to help organise a lovely afternoon. It was lovely to see so many smiles and hear so much laughter. Being part of a small school makes us feel like a family and because of that, it felt like a large garden party at a friend’s house – just how we like it! On behalf of all at Holyhead and Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, we hope you have a lovely half term break and look forward to seeing you when we are back.