Progressive Sports @ St Giles School

It is the first week of the holidays and St Giles School is still open. Progressive Sports have taken over the building (and the sports field and the playground)! In readiness for the Olympics, Progressive Sports spent the day with the children of St Giles School, in the last week of term, getting them in the Olympic mood. There was an introduction about this year’s Olympics in Rio and the 2012 London Olympics, with a very inspirational video. All the children took part in an Olympic Triathalon - Archery, Weight Lifting and Hockey. As usual they brought with them a set of Values for the day which were Respect, Excellence and Friendship. Each session started with a warm up which was Samba Dan

Year 6 Leavers Blog!

Our Year 6 have now moved on from St Giles leaving us with many memories. It’s been a busy year and they have all contributed their thoughts about what they enjoyed in Year 6 with a few memories of their early days at St Giles School thrown in for good measure. Our end of year festivities began when Mrs Brett came in to take a group photo of the Year 6 as part of their leavers’ present. Following this we had the Leavers’ Presentation Evening. Class 4 performed A Midsummers Night Dream. After lots of hard work in rehearsals it was alright on the night. After the performance our Chair of Governors, John Higgs, presented each Year 6 child with a framed year group photo, an autograph book and a

School Trips – The Great Day Out!

St Giles School has been researching and learning about contrasting locations in Topic, looking at where we live and then looking at a complete contrast to the Derbyshire Dales. Being in the centre of England where better to go than the seaside to compare and contrast? Key Stage One were acting ‘slightly fishy’ when they went to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre. They experienced the sights, sounds and smells of Great Grimsby as the ‘world’s premier fishing port’ and learned about life for British trawler men - a job described as ‘the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK’ The children were taken back 60 years to discover life for trawler men and their families, both at home and at s

Teddy Bear Parachute from St Giles Church Bell Tower

Emily, from St Giles Church, came to visit us and tell us about an exciting event at Church! A Teddy Bear Parachute from the bell tower will be taking place on Wednesday 20th July 5.00pm-6.30pm. This is to raise money for 'Away From It All', a Mothers Union Charity. Children will not be ascending the bell tower! So get your Teddy Bear ready for this amazing adventure and make them a parachute. Click here to see how to make a Teddy Bear Parachute. We'd love to see photos of your teddies too!

Dancing, Drumming, Donations & Dedication!

Over the past week St Giles children have been active in many areas. Sport, music and charity work has played a major part in school recently. We also have some exciting news to bring to you at the end of the Blog. Year Six went to a dance Festival at Highfields Upper Site which culminated in them making up their own dance. The whole morning was very enjoyable and they worked really hard. Their finished work was impressive! . On Monday Years 4 and 5 held a Drumming Concert. The concert was performed after 30 weeks of music lessons from Wider Opportunities Scheme, that teaches music throughout schools in Derbyshire. They played Samba music, which originates from Brazil. The instruments the ch

Food for Thought Day 6th July

On Wednesday 6th July we are having a Non-Uniform day as part of our Food for Thought Day. The children can come in non-uniform and contribute £1 to help raise much needed funds for our local Foodbank in Clay Cross. They have many overheads and costs. For example they store food in heavy duty stacker boxes that need replacing due to wear and tear. So as well as food we are going to help in their Fundraising efforts. On the same day Andrew Fellows, from the Clay Cross Trussell Trust, is visiting us and will talk to us about our local foodbank and all the amazing work they do. Please help local people in crisis by buying items on the list and donating them to St Giles Trussell Trust collection

St Giles has gone Wild for 30 days!!!!!!!!!

St Giles School went WILD this June as part of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's 30 Days Wild Challenge. As part of our commitment to Outdoor Learning we took up this challenge and joined in everyday (including weekends). Each day we posted on Twitter #30DaysWild #MyWildlife with that days Random Act of Nature. Here is a compilation of our daily challenge posted on twitter for 30 Days. If you see anything of interest click on the link provided. With a few tiny adjustments we can all spend more time outside enjoying the great outdoors. 1. Making Simple Insect and Bee Hotels at home started the challenge. 2. Den Building with Year 6 using Tarp and Guy ropes. A taster session for Forest Craft. 3

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