Goat Appeal

On Friday 15th February the children held their termly Celebration Worship where they shared individual pieces of work with parents, governors and members of the community. This was followed by Community Lunch, a raffle and bingo to raise further funds for our Goat Appeal which is supporting our friends in Uganda. The school is in the process of raising a further £150 to purchase ten more goats plus chickens for their small community. Thank you to everyone involved on the day we raised £62.50 which is a wonderful start to the appeal.



Thursday 7th March is World Book Day and we are planning to raise further funds towards the appeal. This will involve the children dressing as their favourite book character, having pancake races and baking cakes/buns to sell to parents.


Collective Worship Training

On Wednesday 13th February Year 5 and 6 children  from Elton, Biggin and Hartington Schools worked together for a morning of activities, discussion and reflection. This was  led by Alison Brown the Deputy Diocesan Director of Education.

The focus of the morning was Collective Worship and the activities planned by Alison gave the children the opportunity to think and reflect on the content and delivery of Collective Worship in their own schools.

During the final part of the morning the children were given the task to plan a Collective Worship which they would then deliver in their own schools.  The children were encouraged to consider a range of ideas to make their Collective Worship inspirational, interactive and inclusive such as seating, welcome, the delivery of a story, response (prayer) and music.



Rhema Theatre

On Friday 8th February the whole school took a trip to Biggin school for a Internet safety morning. The two schools enjoyed three 15 minute theatre shows performed by the Rhema company showing the children how to stay safe in possible difficult situations when using the internet. The children then divided into KS1, upper and lower KS2 to access workshops which allowed them to investigate the dangers associated with being on line in more detail.


On Friday 25th January Mrs and Mrs Bridden from MAST attended school to deliver the bible story ‘David the Shepherd Boy’.

On Monday the 11th February Michael Tinker from MAST also attended school asking the children the questions ‘What does Jesus say is the best way to live?’ and ‘How can we make the world better?’ His response was through the christian vale of ‘Hope’ Matthew Chapter 5.

As always the children thoroughly enjoyed both visits.

Carol Concert & Santa

Friday 21st December, last day of term began with all the children attending breakfast club for a ‘Big Breakfast’. This comprises of a full cooked breakfast kindly prepared by Mrs Stubbs and Miss Wardle.

This was followed by the children rehearsing the Christmas Carols and narration of the Christmas Story ready for the performance at 10am when the school doors were opened to parents, Rev Benson and members of the community. An outstanding performance was acknowledged by all who attended, people commenting that they couldn’t wait for next years concert. Tea/Coffee, mince pies and biscuits were then served to the congregation.

Later that day the children enjoyed a Christmas party full of games and special food, with a special visit from Santa. School closed at 3:30 after a fun packed day.

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Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.

Road Safety

On Thursday 20th December as part of the schools on going safe guarding programme the children investigated through work shops, videos and discussion how to keep themselves safe and visible on the roads during the dark winter mornings and evenings. The school accessed resources from the Road Safety Team, which enhanced the children’s understanding whilst raising their awareness of the dangers the dark evenings bring.

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Dick Whittington

On Monday 17th December the children visited Buxton Opera House to see the pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’. The cost of this was kindly subsidised by a donation from a local resident and money raised through the raffle at Community lunches. 

Everyone had a wonderful time and talked non stop about the panto during the journey home. They can’t wait till next year!