Garden Project Litter Picking

About an hour ago, a group of Year 5 students joined Councillors Ishmael and Darvish, along with Community Worker Aboh and a team of voluntary workers in a litter-picking tidy of an under-used and overgrown region of Kingsley Street. Handi-reacher’s and dustbin bags were provided as paired teams of Year 5 students and community workers removed all the litter they could find.

This was to launch a new project to transform the area into a new playground and garden zone for the community and school. A design competition is planned to generate great ideas for the best use of the land. Watch this space!

After the area was transformed into a litter-free zone (LFZ) the councillors and community workers left the Handi-reacher’s and remaining dustbin bags for St Thomas to keep the area around the school and church an LFZ. Hopefully the work can continue regularly to keep St Thomas School and Church looking beautiful and clean!


Green Stickers

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The School Council think that excellent behaviour should be recognised and encouraged, so every Friday ‘Green Stickers’ will be awarded to all children who have been on the Green Traffic Light for the whole week.  In addition to this, every half term, the class with the highest percentage of ‘Green Stickers’ will be awarded a treat (School Council are in the process of deciding what these treats will be).


World Book Day

As you may be aware, it is World Book Day on Thursday 3 March 2016. The school council have decided that instead of the usual fancy dress day, for a contribution of £1.00 they would like a non-uniform day. The contributions will go towards purchasing new books to enhance our school library.

In addition to this, if your child has any books they no longer use, donations to our school library would be gratefully received.

Thank you for your continued support.



Super Athletes’ Day

We all had an amazing time on Super Athletes’ Day playing all sorts of sports. The whole school wore their sporty clothes—even the teachers! Please don’t forget to bring in your sponsorship forms. Every child that raises £1 or more will get a prize. There will be a special assembly on Friday 26 February to hand out all the prizes.