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Remembrance Day Commemoration and Dedication of the Finchale Memorial Garden 10/11/17

Finchale Memorial Garden

September 2017

I am delighted that our Memorial Garden is very nearly finished! This project came about when we secured funding to develop something that could be enjoyed by the local community and it has been in the development stages for more than 2 years, from when we first planted trees in the site. The photographs below show some of the stages we went through.

The Finchale Memorial Garden is to honour soldiers from World War I and all subsequent wars. Pupils were keen to have a sculpture and seating for visitors. Willow was chosen so everyone could be involved in the building process. Ruth from Sylvan Skills listened to our ideas and gave us design suggestions. She passed on her willow-work skills and expertise when we joined her to build shelters for the seating. Anna helped us to build our very own Finchale Soldier who you will see is sitting writing a letter home. Although we are planning an official opening, the garden is now open to visitors from

7am - 6pm during term time.

Please come and enjoy the garden.

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Values in Action, May 2017

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Values in Action, May 2017 2
Respecting the environment and showing a sense of the wider community we live in Olivia, Preet, Evie and Fergus from Year 4 picked up and disposed of all of the litter at the entrance to school. They then continued around the bus stop and fence bordering Canterbury Road. Well done and many thanks for giving up your precious break times, it was vey kind of you!

Year 6 School Values & British Values Creative Window Display - February 2017

Year 4 School Values & British Values Display - February 2017

Year 3 School Values Display - February 2017

Year 2 British Values Display - February 2017

Year 1 British Values Display - February 2017

Reception Class British Values Display - February 2017

Armistice Day Assembly

Many thanks to all who made our Service of Remembrance such a special occasion. I mention particularly the veterans: Jean, Harry, Mabel, Jim, Anne, Malcolm, Renee, Thelma and Audrey who joined us and shared so much knowledge and gave us a true sense of why we must continue to say our thanks to the many people who gave their lives so that we may live in the comfort and freedom we so take for granted these days.

Year 2 led our assembly, supported by Year 6, they spoke so well and showed true respect when laying the poppy wreaths they made themselves. It was emotional for both children and adults. We then spent time in true conversation with the veterans who also joined us for lunch.

The BIG Classroom - June 2016

We have subscribed to a project called the BIG classroom. This is an on-line community of thousands of schools across the UK, who are dedicated to promoting British values by giving snapshots of their day-to-day lives. We are connected to five other schools in different areas of the country, and will share what we have been learning. 

Remembrance Day 11th November 2015

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Remembrance Day 11th November 2015 2
Remembrance Day 11th November 2015 3

Veteran Mr Norman Watson and honoured guests attended our Remembrance Day Service 2015.