Christmas End of Term Assembly
On Wednesday 19th December we held our end of term Christmas assembly. Parents and carers were invited to help the pupils celebrate lots of achievements over the last term. A selection of pupils also did some readings based on the Christmas festival and the school choir sang various songs. We awarded the new winners of the Jack Petchey award (see below) and also the past years winners of the award were invited back to receive their medallions.
Jack and The Beanstalk
On Tuesday 11th December Outloud Productions visited the school to treat us with a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. The whole school watched in the hall and had great fun singing and taking part wherever they could!
Christmas Bazaar and Shop
On Saturday 1st December we held our Christmas Bazaar at the school. There were over 20 stalls, face painting, Santa’s Grotto, a grand prize draw and even real life Donkeys to pet! We also held our Christmas shop on Wednesday 5th December for pupils and their families to visit. A selection of great gifts were on sale along with some delicious cakes. We are extremely grateful to everyone who came to support us at both of these events and we will be announcing the fantastic amount we raised very soon! A huge thank you too goes out to the PSFA for organising both of these.
Operation Christmas Child
Every year Cedar Hall supports the wonderful organisation, Samaritan’s Purse. This is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Operation Christmas Child is one of their initiatives, that thousands of churches, schools and businesses across the UK and Ireland become part of. The idea is to collect together various items to pack into a shoebox (this can be anything that a child may like to receive such as a small toy, pencils and even basic things such as a toothbrush or comb). Once packed the shoebox is delivered to a local drop off point ready to be shipped abroad. We were very proud of our collection of shoeboxes for this very worthy cause.
Grassroots Soccer Academy
Craig Durussel who is the head coach from Grassroots Soccer Academy attended an assembly recently to present the school with a fundraising cheque. He informed us that this year the Community Shield Tournament had raised an outstanding £1,340.07. The shield winners were; U11 Bowers & Pitsea, U10 Hawkwell Athletic, U9 Hullbridge Sports and U8 South Woodham Ferrers. Cedar Hall would like to say a huge thank you to Craig and everyone else who made this possible. The donation will go towards enhancing the pupils’ lives and will go towards covering the costs of horse riding for Middle school children.
On Monday 9th July we started our Enrichment week which consisted of lots of different activities around the school for pupils to try. We had Spanish dancing, Brazilian Carnival Music, rocket making and a circus skills workshop to name but a few. As you can see from the photos below it was a very enjoyable week.
Jack Petchey Leader Award
Every year we present the Jack Petchey Leader Award to a member of staff or volunteer at the school who has 'gone that extra mile' to support the pupils at our school. This year we were pleased to announce the winner..........Margaret Bowden. Mr Maxwell presented Margaret with the award to recognise the many years of voluntary work she has done at Cedar Hall. Margaret joined GB for a class celebration in which she was given a framed certificate and a medallion. A huge thank you goes out to her for all of the support she has provided to pupils and staff at the school.
Jack Petchey Award
Jack Petchey Award Winners - Autumn 2018
The two winners for the Autumn Term were announced at our end of term Christmas assembly.
The first winner was Kurtley who is now in his final year and will be sorely missed. Staff and pupils voted for Kurtley as goes out of his way to regularly be helpful around the school. He often collects the trophies for our Wednesday assembly and also puts out the chairs before school ready for another assembly on Tuesday’s. Kurtley has also worked extremely hard in his GCSE lessons this term.
The second winner was Sarah who has been extremely supportive to another classmate this term. She always has a very positive attitude and is a fantastic role model to her peers. She also has a consistent excellent approach to her school work. A huge well done to both of these pupils who will now be deciding how to spend their £250 winnings around the school.
Fellowship Afloat 2018
The annual residential trip to Fellowship Afloat took place again this year. Lots of pupils who had never been before attended and had lots of fun. There were some great activities on offer such as, the high ropes, sailing, canoeing, crabbing, archery and even a visit to the zoo!