Canvassing is underway for our school council, voting is next Wednesday!!
Before the Easter Holidays, children from Year 1-6 took part in the Dudley gymnastics competition which was held at Ellowes Hall School. We took 5 teams in total which is the most we have ever taken to the gymnastics competition- this just emphasises what fantastic gymnasts we have here at the Ridge! After lots of training and practice, the children all worked incredibly hard and performed their floor and vault routines brilliantly.
The results are as follows-
Year 3/4 Team A- 4th out of 36 teams.
Year 3/4 Team B- 6th out of 36 teams.
Year 5/6 Team A- 4th out of 32 teams.
Year 5/6 Team B- 8th out of 32 teams.
A special congratulations to our Year 1/2 team who came 1st out of 21 teams!
Well done to all the children who took part and to our fabulous reserves in our each of our teams too.
On Tuesday 17th April Year 5 participated in an anti-bullying workshop called Bully4U. The focus of the session was on gaining a broad understanding of many different forms of bullying, identifying when bullying is happening and knowing what can be done to stop or prevent it. It was a great opportunity to further develop our children's empathy and knowledge of where to go to for help, and also included work on cyber bullying and how to stay safe online. Drama and interactive workshops were used very effectively to tackle this sensitive issue in a very engaging way.
It was great to see how much information our Year 5 children already knew about treating others with respect and keeping safe, but the workshops have really helped them to develop their understanding and empathy even further.
Anti Bullying Ambassadors
On Tuesday 17th April four children went to David Lloyd Leisure to take part in the Diana Award Anti Bullying Ambassador training.
We had an amazing day. We learnt about the different types of bullying and how we can support children who feel they are being bullied. We learnt some different games to play on the playground to help everyone understand that it is good to be different.
We have big plans! We are hoping to go to a staff meeting to train staff on what we have learnt and also do an assembly. Watch this space for our anti bullying events around school!
I am so unbelievably proud of the children. They were super ambassadors for our school and I know that they are going to be excellent Anti Bullying Ambassadors. Well done Miles, Sam, Millie and Lottie-Mae.
A combined total of sponsorship money and £1 donations has raised a massive £690.60 for Sports Relief - well done everyone!!!