WALBY FARM PARK 2018
Wow what a fantastic day we all had at Walby. We hope your children came back with lots of funny and exciting stories to tell.
The children had a fantastic time tree planting! The children were able to learn about tree species identification, parts of a tree and what a tree needs to survive; this has strong links to the science curriculum. They were also able to develop their communication and team work skills as they worked in teams to plant oak, hawthorn, silver birch and rowan saplings. The children look forward to visiting the trees again to see how they have grown. Great work everyone!
Talkin Tarn Fun Run
The Juniors had a wonderful afternoon at the Talkin Tarn Fun Run. All of them were fantastic and our year 6 girl won the race. Well done Juniors!!!
SPONSORED WALK OCTOBER 2018
The children had a wonderful walk to Birdoswald.
Harvest thanksgiving service – Wednesday 3rd October 2018
We had a wonderful harvest thanksgiving service in St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Gilsland, where the children performed a play called: Frank and the Pea stalk. This was because together with the church and the community, school is helping to fundraise for the Bishop of Carlisle’s Harvest appeal through Christian Aid to help farmers in Malawi in Africa grow pigeon peas which are a hardy crop which will grow in extreme weather conditions. The story is a true story about a farmer called Frank who found that eventhough sweetcorn and sweet potatoes would not grow, the pigeon peas would.
Before we went to church the school cook, Mr Carr demonstrated to the whole school how he was going to make the vegetable soup for our lunch. After church the community met in the village hall where we had a fundraising lunch of soup, a roll and some cake. The school, church and village hall communities all came together and contributed to the lunch. It was a wonderful atmosphere and a meaningful, special community lunch.
The children’s harvest food gifts which were presented in church are going to go to help prepare meals for those in need in the Carlisle area.