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Autumn Term 2019

On 12th December Sapphire Class went down to the tennis Centre to take part in a multiskills festival. Despite chilly conditions we had a great time with other local schools and won 19 Spirit of the Games tokens for positive attitude!

On Friday 22nd November, the newly elected Bronze Ambassadors went to EIS to learn about their new roles. During the day, the Media Ambassadors learnt how to make reports and prepare green screens; the Travel Ambassadors took part in multiple workshops about healthy and active travel; the Health Ambassadors spent time looking into healthy minds, bodies and lunch boxes and the Sports Ambassadors took part in small games and events which they are able to deliver in school.  It was a very full and fun day and as usual, the children were a credit to the school.

Following their success at the Chesterfield Racket Fest event, the team of Y5/Y6 children made the journey to Derby Arena on 7th November to compete in the county event.  The children showed why they had been selected to go, through their super demonstration of self-belief and determination, plus amazing team work. A fantastic morning was had by all – well done!

Well done to the Y5/Y6 Footballers who headed to Brookfield for the Small Schools competition on Tuesday 22nd October.  Despite missing out on their fixture to Barlow last month due to inclement weather, they pulled together and played brilliantly. The team narrowly missed out in the final to St Joseph's.
We did it!  A massive thank you to everyone who contributed Aldi stickers which enables us to have a new school kit and also gives us a chance of winning £20,000!!
On Friday 4th October, the majority of Diamond Class completed their Mini Leader training with Liam from SHAPE partnership. The children learnt about how to set up, run and adapt small games. Since then, the children have started running their own activities at lunchtimes.
On Wednesday 2nd October, a small group of Year 5 & 6 children took to Outwood for Racket Fest - a friendly festival which focussed on table tennis, badminton and tennis skills.  As well as the skills side of the evening, the leaders from Outwood were looking out for students who displayed self belief and determination and the Cutthorpe children demonstrated these in abundance.  It was a brilliant evening and the children loved the small challenges.  Well done to everyone who took part!
On Thursday 26th September, Ex GB athlete Andy Turner put Diamond Class through their paces. After sharing some of his medals with the children, he worked on developing a good running and hurdling technique before some fun relays. All of the children loved this session and showed bundles of enthusiasm.
On Thursday 26th September, we held our annual Bronze Ambassador election.  Seventeen pupils from Diamond Class put themselves forward as candidates and delivered their speeches to the rest of the school.  They all clearly put a lot of time into this and should be really proud.  The results will be announced in the next few days ….