Welcome back and we hope you all had a relaxing Easter Break.
Welcome also to our new look newsletter. Although in a different format, we will still be bringing you the latest stories, events and news from our schools.
If there is anything we don't currently feature in the newsletter that you would like to see then please let us know.
Have a great weekend!
As the country gradually opens up its starting to feel like brighter days really are ahead.
We are excited that our Proms will be gong ahead in June with not just this year's leavers but last year's too. It really will be a great celebration.
Before the Easter break our prefects handed out the Easter eggs that were provided by our amazing fundraising team to all the pupils at The Collett, Forest House and St Luke's. The children loved their gift and was, we're sure the first of many! If you have any photographs of what you got up to in the Easter holidays please send them in. We would love to put them in the newsletter.
Over at St Luke's pupils and staff alike did a fantastic job of litter picking ensuring our school grounds look up to scratch and beautiful for us all to enjoy.
Star of the Week
Eli from Sullivan Class at The Collet is our star of the week.
They have been learning about time travel and he created his own time traveller.
He decided what he wanted it to look like, labeled it and gave it a special name "the lady man" We done Eli and a great drawing too!
This week saw Parrots Class at St Luke's start their new art unit focusing on tapestry and sewing. This will help develop their resilience, fine motor skills and creativity. We hope to show you all their final pieces later in the term.
Miss Thorp's Easter Fundraiser
As some of you may already know, last year I spent 6 weeks in hospital with Covid. I missed the whole of April so I was determined to celebrate Easter this year. A friend and I were discussing this and came up with the idea of presenting the staff at Watford Hospital with some Easter eggs as a way of thanking them for all their hard work. We decided that there might be a few local people who might like to donate an egg or two. So, I put it on Facebook, asked the staff at The Collett and set up a PayPal money wallet. I was collecting eggs from lots of different people and before I knew it, I had several cardboard boxes and bags full of donated eggs and just over £800 in donations.
I had a wonderful time spending money on Easter Eggs. There were quite a few strange looks from the other customers whilst packing them in my car! This meant that I was able to donate 326 eggs in all and still had £521.50 to donate directly to RAISE, the charity linked to Watford Hospital which is currently raising money to provide lovely equipment (sofas, radios, fridges etc) for staff break rooms. The lovely Freya who works for Raise came along with her alarmingly small car and we, eventually managed to squeeze all of the eggs in!
Students from St Luke's made beautiful decorations this week to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar. Healthy adult Muslims fast during Ramadan from dawn until dusk. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran and charity are also encouraged during the holy month.
During the holy month, Muslims wake up early to eat a pre-dawn meal called suhoor, and they break their fast with a meal referred to as iftar.
At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Eid.
In animal care at St Luke's this week pupils from Finches Class got to meet Hamm, our new micro pig. He loved the company and really is a very friendly chap. In class for their topic they are learning about the Romans and created roman tablets which they scribed their names onto in roman style writing and then the date in roman numerals.
We would like to introduce you to our two new additions to the St Luke's family. Shrek and Fiona our beautiful baby goats. These beauties were donated to the school by the Auntie and Uncle of a St Luke's Teaching Assistant, Ms Louise. We are very grateful to have them and will look afte...