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Gospel Values Awards: This week we have all been trying to show COMPASSION.
Julia Donaldson: Ishan for always being kind and gentle with his friends and looking after them when needed.
Allan Ahlberg: Methuli for being a kind, compassionate friend and caring for others.
Roger Hargreaves: Maya for showing kindness to others in the playground
Eric Carle: Martha-Mary for always showing care and compassion to everyone around her.
Michael Morpurgo: Elsie for helping to comfort her peers and friends when they are upset.
Quentin Blake: Laura for always thinking of others and coming up with ways we can help one another.
Roald Dahl: Olivia for Compassion - always kind and helpful to her peers
Philip Pullman: Marcus for showing compassion to others in the playground.
Emma Carroll: Julian for being a compassionate class member, showing care and concern for those around him
JK Rowling: Mia and Jana for always showing compassion to others in the class and around the school.
Being supportive of everyone that they meet at all times.
Congratulations to Alex Doogan, Dominic Fletcher, Thomas Cheshire, Clara Wallis, Tomas Toth, Thomas Blight and Esme Haine for successfully completing the half marathon DELT Shared Services Schools Challenge 2021.
Cleaner Air Day 2021 17th June!
'Clean Air Day' is an important day for us all. In Holy Cross, many people take the car and drive to school, causing congestion and increasing the pollution in the air with greenhouse gases. But 'Clean Air Day' is an opportunity to try to use fewer cars and to walk, cycle or scoot instead!
So, on the 17th June, the gates will be opened for all bikers, scooters or walkers who would like to make a difference.
We encourage you to leave the car and maybe this will be a change you can make for the rest of the year!
We look forward to seeing you then,
The Global Warrior Team.
Help Us To Recycle!
The Global Warriors of Holy Cross would like to encourage you to recycle all of your used ink cartridges and batteries. Ink cartridges and batteries go to needless wastelands but we would like to change that and have teamed up with DCI to offer our community the chance to make a difference. Did you know approximately 65% of cartridges are in a fit condition to be recycled? Plus, up to £1.00 is paid to Holy Cross for every listed cartridge that can successfully be recycled. In a year, we could earn £260+ just from recycling something we were going to throw away!
You will find the ink cartridge and battery collection points in the School Reception. When they have run out and are empty, just send them in with your child and we will pop them in the box...EASY!
Recycle today for a cleaner tomorrow.
The Global Warrior Team
Eyes of the World – Half term challenge!
CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) invited all schools to contribute to an art installation called the Eyes of the World which they plan to unveil in Cornwall during the G7 summit this weekend.
As our government hosts world leaders for discussions about some of the biggest problems facing the world today, we want to remind them that the Eyes of the World are on them as they make important decisions about the climate and the future of our global family.
We delivered our EYES to CAFOD on Wednesday for them to be included in the art installation. Thank you to all those who participated.
EAT THEM TO DEFEAT THEM is a campaign from ITV and Veg Power to encourage
This week we all had the opportunity to taste the delicious tomatoes!
Next week, we will be tasting sweetcorn.
Week of 7th June: Tomatoes
Week of 14th June: Sweetcorn
Week of 21st June: Peppers
Week of 28th June: Carrots
Week of 5th July: Peas
Week of 12th July: Broccoli
City of Plymouth Trampoline & Gymnastics club has linked up with your child’s school with the aim of encouraging young people back to fitness and searching for individuals to join our latest Talent Identification squads.
Trampoline & Gymnastics has been proven to severely improve physical and mental attributes of participants that take part. Providing a fun and exciting way to regularly take part in fitness each week.
In past years, we have run successful Talent Identification sessions within Plymouth schools, highlighted individuals with great potential for Trampoline or Gymnastics and worked with them to be part of South West Squads, England Squads and even working within the Great Britain Teams and having the chance to attend events around Europe and the rest of the world.
We would like to offer the following opportunities to you and your child:-
Talent Identification trials – We are holding open trials where your child will get the opportunity to try out our trampoline and gymnastics equipment, to potentially gain a place within this year’s Talent Identification Program.
This time around we are interested in trialing children born in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Contact us at email@example.com with your name, school, child’s name and year of birth by Sunday 13th June 2021. The trial will take place on Saturday 19th June in the afternoon.
We look forward to seeing you at the trial stage.
Foundation Stage Traditional Tales Day
We've had such a brilliant traditional tales day. The children looked fantastic! We started the day with talking about our characters and what stories we were from.
Then we had a surprise trip out to the school MUGA in Beaumont Park. The children were so grown up and walked across amazingly, we were so proud. In the MUGA we had to find clues to help us guess our new story of Little Red Riding Hood. We shared the story together then played some games.
In the afternoon, we decorated some cakes for Little Red Riding Hood to take to Granny.
COVID19 Important Testing Reminder
As Lateral Flow Testing continues in schools and homes, could we remind you to report any positive results to firstname.lastname@example.org or to ring the school office immediately, with self-isolation taking place until a confirmatory PCR test result is received. Whilst awaiting the result, we would have to send home the affected bubble(s) and report to Plymouth City Council as well as Plymouth CAST.
If the PCR comes back negative, we can then invite the bubble(s) back to school.
Any positive PCR tests should also be shared with us along with the date of the positive test.
Please remember that if an individual (child or adult) has any of the COVID19 symptoms a PCR test should be booked straight away. Use this link to book: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. You should not take a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test if you are symptomatic even if LFD testing is part of your routine. LFD tests are for people who are asymptomatic – i.e. not showing any symptoms. If you are not sure whether you have one or more of the symptoms then book a PCR test.
Please note that this applies to anyone in your household as well.
For further information on testing go to:
If your child presents with a new continuous cough, a fever or is experiencing any loss of or change in their taste/smell, please do not send them to school.
If your child presents with any of these symptoms while at school, we will call you immediately. You should have your child tested and the whole household should self-isolate until you get the result.
Further action will depend on the result of the test.