30 Day Attendance Challenge Celebration
Actor Stephen Graham took time out from filming alongside Tom Hardy to return to his Merseyside roots to inspire our children on 4th February.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star was back in his hometown to support a campaign which has helped boost school attendance. Stephen, who also played Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire, visited our school on Thursday 4th February to recognise the children’s achievements in the Knowsley 30 day attendance challenge. St Anne’s won the award for the ‘Highest Performing Primary School’ and the ‘Most Improved Primary School’ compared to the same period last year.
As well as handing out certificates to children who had achieved 100% attendance, the ‘This Is England’ actor read a story to the children.
The actor, who now counts Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and director Martin Scorsese among his friends, said it was an honour to visit the school.
He said: “I feel very privileged to be here, and if the words that I’m saying and this initiative about attendance can inspire one child then I feel that everyone’s done their job.”
The campaign started last September and so far, more than 1,500 pupils have received a bronze medal for achieving 100 per cent school attendance during the autumn term.
If they complete 100 per cent during the spring term, they will receive a silver medal, and a gold medal for completion of full attendance for the academic year.
To complement the year-long campaign, a shorter 30 day challenge was introduced around the Christmas period – which traditionally sees a dip in attendance.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we remember…
We gathered together on Wednesday 11th November in a beautiful collective worship led by the children of Year 3 and Miss Barton. All week in school the children have been focussing their work around the significance of poppies and why we remember.
Mrs Keating welcomes Mr Warren, Director of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Liverpool, to St Anne’s
The Big Read
As part of our whole school project to encourage children to read for pleasure, classes participated in shared reading activities. The classes were all paired together on Friday afternoon and for half an hour we all read, I think that you will agree the photographs show how much the children (and teachers) loved this!
Bishop Tom’s Visit to St Anne’s
Race for Life
We held our first ever Race for Life on Friday 12th June. Children in Key Stage Two ran a sponsored fun run to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The weather was beautiful and the children were cheered on by their families and pupils from Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. Dressed in their racing colours of blue and pink, the children were running with smiles on their faces, knowing that they are part of the generation helping to Beat Cancer!
Art Exhibition at St Anne’s
Year 3 Hand Spa – Fundraising for CAFOD
Mrs Revell has worked with Year 3 to teach them how to give a hand massage. Today Year 3 invited their families into class for a Hand Spa. The children decided to donate the money they made from each hand massage to CAFOD, as part of our schools Lenten mission.
Well Done Year 3 you raised £91!
Well done to all the children who performed in our school production of ‘Scouserella’. They all worked so hard to learn their lines and we were all so impressed by the talented actors that our school has. A very special thank you to Miss Walsh and Mrs Coleman for all of their hard work directing and producing the pantomime. Thank you also to Mrs Revell for her fantastic set design and props.
Shannon and Mrs Keating enjoyed watching the solar eclipse this morning through Shannon’s viewer which she had made with her Dad. Well done Shannon!
Tour of Britain
The children went to see the cyclists in the Tour of Britain Race on Tarbock Road. It was very exciting watching them all whizz past; they went so fast that it was hard to spot Bradley Wiggins!