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					                       Oxton St Saviour’s News
                                         11 June 2010 (Issue No. 33)

        Breakfast/After School Club                                 Chester Zoo
                                                   Y2 had a lovely day visiting the animals at
I am very pleased to be able to inform you
                                                   Chester Zoo on Tuesday.
that we have now appointed a provider to
run a Breakfast and After-School Club at our       Undaunted by the rain, they learnt, with great
school.                                            excitement, about a wide range of animals.

The provider is called ‘Firbobs’ and is run by     Many thanks to the Y2 staff for arranging this
Carrie and Martin Stacey. They currently           activity and to the Parent Helpers who so ably
run clubs in a range of other local primary        supported us. Without such support,
schools and have received an ‘Outstanding’         activities such as this would be impossible.
grade by Ofsted.
                                                                 Well done, Y6 girls
Prior to starting, the club will need to           We have other stars in our midst. Holly
receive Ofsted registration but we are             Turner, Amelia Lloyd, Lucy Hannah and Niamh
currently hoping to be up and running for          Smith have had the opportunity to perform at
September 2010.                                    local theatres.

You will all receive a letter from Firbobs in      Here is what Holly said about her
the next few weeks outlining the nature of         experience:
the club and methods of enrolling children.
                                                   For the past two years my dance company
The owners, Carrie and Martin Stacey, also         ‘Anamal’, have been competing at the Empire
intend to visit school before the end of term      Theatre in Liverpool, which, we can proudly
to enable you to meet and chat with them           say, we have won each time! Unfortunately,
and learn a little more about Firbobs.             the show is ending, therefore, this year on
                                                   Sunday 6th June it was a goodbye show,
I am very aware that this is an initiative
                                                   altogether my dance teams performed four
which has been requested by many of our
                                                   times on stage, opening the show and also
parents so I am sure that you are as thrilled
                                                   closing it.
as myself and the staff that we are nearly
ready to launch this exciting extension to         Amelia, Lucy and Niamh performances were
our school day.                                    in The Bernacessaties held at the Floral
                                                   Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton.

                                                   I am sure that you will join me in
                                                   congratulating them all on such a wonderful
                                                   achievement. It is lovely to see that our
                                                   children have such talent and confidence!
                    High Impact                                      Football Match

Y3 and Y4 children have been very fortunate          Our Y6 football team took part in a very
this week to be able to work with an IT              exciting match against Dawpool CE Primary
company called ‘High Impact’. With their             School last night. Their behaviour and
training and guidance the children have              performance was excellent and I felt very
been able to produce high quality Pod-Casts          proud to take our children to my old school.
and Photo stories of our school which will be        They were a credit to us.
published on our Website and also sent to
                                                     The final score was 7 – 2 to Oxton St Saviour’s
our link school abroad in Antioch (Ethiopia)
via the ‘Rock of Joy’ charity.

We are hoping (funds permitting!) that we
can continue our work with High Impact and
try some Video conferencing with Y5 later in
the year.
        Drinks ,Hot dogs, Tea and Coffee available
              Learning Lighthouse

I was very pleased to hear that some of our                            Fruit to Suit
children attended the free computer
                                                     Mrs Stewart is currently working with a
courses at ‘The Learning Lighthouse’ during
                                                     healthy snack company called ‘Fruit to Suit’.
half term. I believe that they had a very
                                                     They are supporting our Y6 children by
exciting time and were allowed to
                                                     helping them to set up and run a healthy
experiment with some quite high-tech
                                                     eating tuck shop.
                                                     This is an exciting initiative which will allow
     CASM – Churches Actions against
                                                     for great economic enterprise in Y6.
           Substance Missuse
                                                     Many thanks to Mrs Stewart for organising
We were fortunate enough to have
                                                     and leading this project.
representative from CASM visit school this
week to talk to our Y6 children about the
dangers of drugs.

Both the staff and children learnt a great
deal from the talk and I am confident that it
has further prepared our Y6 children for the         Few of us could not fail to have been greatly
next step that they are about to make in             moved by the sad events which took place in
their lives.                                         West Cumbria last week.

The representative from CASM will also be            I would ask you to remember the families and
visiting Y5 to talk to them about the dangers        friends of the victims of this terrible tragedy
of smoking and alcohol.                              in your prayers this week. Thank you.

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