There are those moments in the busyness of learning when as adults we stand back and feel so proud of what has been achieved and this week has been such a moment. After weeks of determined and committed preparation with Mr Nay, our KS2 athletes competed in the annual competition against other local schools. The whole afternoon was a joy to be part of. At every point the children celebrated and supported each other with a smile and a ‘well done’. I must also mention our lovely families who were there throughout, clapping and supporting not just our children but those from other schools. What a true representation of ‘You are precious in my eyes’. Victory was the icing on the cake for our Year 3/4 children who are now to represent the Fylde at the Lancashire Youth Games. Thank you children and families! You made us all proud to belong to Our Lady’s.
Our rehearsals are now in full swing and no one can escape tapping their feet and joining in with such catchy tunes. You are all in for a treat! Tickets for cast members in Year 5 and 6 will be going on sale next Wednesday morning from 8:45am and after school at 3:30pm and Friday morning from 8:45am, just outside Year 6. Tickets for our performances on Monday 15th July and Tuesday 16th July will be £3 each. Unfortunately due to fire regulations we can only offer each family 4 tickets across performances but as always we will keep a waiting list. All the children in school will be watching the performance on Monday morning. As the evening performances will finish around 8pm and as the hall becomes extremely hot and uncomfortable we consider them unsuitable for children in KS1 and below. On Tuesday 16th July (morning) the performance is being filmed and there are only a limited number of tickets available for an adult audience who are ready to clap and cheer at appropriate times!
On Wednesday after weeks of practising and immersion into all things Shakespeare our Year 5 children joined other associate schools at Our Lady of the Assumption in Blackpool. This proved to be an evening of true celebration as the children performed their ‘Comedy of Errors’ to a packed audience. With the sun shining and so many other things to see and experience I’m sure everyone who attended enjoyed seeing how Shakespeare was being shared across schools.
Today our swimming team competed against other schools in the annual gala. Once again our children did not disappoint and were wonderful ambassadors for Our Lady’s. They tried so hard in every race and although the team didn’t finish in the top three their efforts and real teamwork can only be celebrated; well done children!
As we near the end of another busy year, we are trying to finalise many things and set up new systems for the next academic year. In the case of the current Year 6 class, we will refund any balances showing on ParentPay accounts at the end of term. With the rest of the school we will also be following up any amounts outstanding on any dinner accounts or trips taken so that we can have clean balances when our Finance Officer calls in in August. Thank you as always for everyone’s kind co operation - you do make our job a joy!
Well done to Year 4 with a full house. What a great time of year to get extra playtime minutes to enjoy outside!
With such glorious sunshine to complement our busy week of sport, we are all now looking forward to a restful weekend. Our ECO Council completed their week helping to clean up St Anne's Beach - we are so lucky to have these wonderful amenities on our doorstep and taking care of our environment is one way in which we can celebrate being part of God’s wonderful world .