Litter Pick

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On Tuesday 29th June the pupils of Hartington School undertook a Litter pick, with their Community Buddies – ‘Silver Sports’, around the litter ‘hot spots’  of the village. This  involved the pupils going around their allotted area with a litter picker, protective gloves and a pink refuse bags searching for discarded rubbish. The pink bags are an initiative implemented by the local council to encourage communities to actively care for their locality. When left by the bins they are then honor bound to collect them free of charge.

The school were both excited and humbled to be invited to become an active participant in this community project. The idea was founded by ex pupils of the school when they had observed multiple incidents of litter being dropped when  involved in activities around the village. This prompted them to take action and formally write to the Parish Council regarding this matter.

One of the children was heard saying ‘We do make a difference don’t we! The visitors sitting over there have been clapping and saying what a brilliant job we are doing and how wonderful it is to see children caring for their community and village. ‘

One of the ‘Silver Sports’ who is new to the village and the Active Buddy Scheme reported later to the school ‘They seem a very happy and well behaved group, who were very good at talking to us oldies – not a common skill these days!’

The children are looking forward to their next challenge.

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Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins