Pastures Pinboard October 2022

Like schools around the country, both staff and children had to deal with the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Special assemblies paid tribute to her life and celebrated her achievements over a 70-year reign. In addition, the children did their own research focusing on a particular decade; they used this information to produce a short video which was shared with the rest of the school. In addition, every child made cards and wrote messages which were forwarded to the Royal Family.

October is Active Travel Month, and The Pastures is aiming to increase the number of children travelling to school by walking, cycling and scooting. We are keen to emphasise the many benefits including keeping fit and healthy, improving concentration in class, developing road safety skills, and reducing the number of cars on the roads around the school. The class with the most active travellers will win a trophy and the school with the highest percentage of active travellers throughout October will also win an award.

‘Hoop Guy’ (aka John Parnell, a former Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist) visited us to share his passion for hula hooping. He demonstrated some amazing tricks and fancy moves and worked with groups of children to share his talents.

On a sporting update, 30 children represented The Pastures in the first cross-country race of the season. They all showed wonderful determination and there were many standout performances. Two teams of boys took part in a table tennis competition at Brockington with one team winning the Under-11 competition meaning they go through to represent Blaby. Finally, our girls’ football team reached the under-11 Danone Cup Final, winning on penalties after extra time. They now go on to represent Blaby at the County Finals. Congratulations to all our sporting superstars!

The new House Captains and their deputies have been appointed. In addition, children applied to fill the role of Prime Minister, presenting manifestoes describing how they could improve school and implement our values. Congratulations to everyone who applied; any of the children would have been worthy to hold this office, but there could only be one winner, and Lewis was duly elected as The Pastures’ Prime Minister with Ralph as his Deputy.