The St. Mark’s social action project is taking practical steps to make a positive change around our local area. Our Eco and school councillors have taken up the challenge, by choosing an area of our school to try and attract wildlife to. With this challenge in mind, the children were split into three groups to think about how they would achieve this goal and then each group gave a presentation of their ideas. As a joint council, it was decided to support birds, bugs and bees by using recycled materials to make a bug hotel and a bird feeder. North Staffordshire bee association visited our school and eco councillors, to explain the benefits of the pollination process and the importance of bees for our environment. They also discussed the significance of growing plants to sustain the bee population. From this children are now going to plant more plants, make bug hotels for the bees and small pond areas around the playground.
Year 1 and Year 5 have been participating in the Greening Project, supporting Festival Stoke in making a Community Garden for the churchyard. We have grown our own vegetables from seed which have then been planted in the new planters. We have also created a bug hotel, a composter covered in our portraits and decorated the area with bunting which we designed and painted using resist techniques. Finally, we got to taste some of our produce and looked at how vegetables can be used in more unusual items like chocolate cake. Delicious!
We are thrilled to announce the resounding success of our school’s Drama Club production of “Alice in Wonderland”! The stage came alive with the children’s enchanting performances, transporting our audience into the fantastical world of Lewis Carroll’s beloved tale.
We extend our deepest thanks to the talented and dedicated children who poured their hearts and souls into their roles, bringing the characters to life with brilliance and passion.
We would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the parents for your unwavering support and commitment to the Drama Club. Your encouragement and involvement have been instrumental in making this production a tremendous achievement. Together, we celebrate the magic of theatre and look forward to nurturing more creativity and talent in our school’s future endeavours. Bravo to all involved!
During the spring and summer term, years 1 and 5 took part in the Greening Project, with St Mark’s Church, which aims at making our local area more inviting to the local community.
Initially, we planted lettuce, spinach, beetroot, spring onions and herbs. These have now outgrown their plant pots and were transferred to the community garden in the Church. This week, we also planted onions and potatoes. Well done to both year groups for showing such enthusiasm for our community. We look forward to harvesting them in the autumn term.
As part of King Charles’ III forthcoming coronation at Westminster Abbey, we celebrated in true
St. Mark’s style with a breakfast fit for a king.
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