School Council Lunch with HC3S
The school council and governors were invited for lunch with our caterers and Maggie from HC3S today to talk about what we like and don't like about our school dinners. It was a great opportunity to tell the kitchen some of our concerns and feed back some of the things we would like see on the menu, including some old favourites! Maggie explained that big changes are afoot and we should see an improvement in some of the food e.g. the puddings now that there is a new food development manager. According to Maggie, he is keen to bring back some classic school puddings like jam roly poly and treacle sponge and custard which the children were very pleased about!
The children also talked about how they would like more options such as different pasta and pizza toppings, themed days and having jacket potatoes on the menu. They will also bring samples to parents evenings for grown ups to try too!
We look forward to seeing the changes being made over the next few months.
2019-2020 Chosen Charity
This year we have voted to support South Central Ambulance Service as our chosen charity.
We have a link to the charity via Steffan Lewis (Year 2) who brought his grandad to school to meet with the School Council and find out more. His grandad is a volunteer for the charity and explained that it is run by volunteers who receive medical training, enabling them to be first on the scene to medical emergencies and often before ambulances! This often involves dashing out of family dinners and even birthday parties to help others in need.
Money raised by fundraisers and schools is vitally needed to help with resources such as uniforms, training, advertising and to help provide first aid at community events such as our school fayre! We even have a South Central Ambulance base right here in the village!
We will be continuing to run cake sales thorughout the year to raise money for this wonderful charity.
School Council 2019
Well done to our School Councillors for 2019! They were all voted by their classes after doing speeches to explain why they would be a great member of the school council team.
We look forward to lots of exciting events this year!
Mrs Simpson x
We could not be more proud of the children who took part in the finals of 'Otterbourne's Got Talent' today. They wowed us with a variety of dances, songs, instrument playing and even some karate!
Congratulations to our three winners -
1st - Team A (Amy TC, Emily, Enrico, Toby M, Mariam, Ellie - Giraffe)
2nd - Niamh Muchmore (Giraffes)
3rd - Florence Reid (Tigers)
A big well done to everyone who auditioned and performed for us. We are certainly a very talented school!
School Council Lunch with Governors
The children enjoyed a lovely lunch with the school governors today. They talked about the money they have raised over the year and the charities and events they have supported.
We are very proud of our school council this year and this was a lovely way to start to wrap up their time in council. We will now start to think about next year and any suggestions which can be carried forward into September.
A big thank you to everyone who attended today.
Year R and 6 Bake Sale
We are extremely grateful for everyone who contributed to the bake sale last week. The school council raised an enormous £240.05 for the chosen charities. This is a fantastic start to our fundraising efforts!!
The next bake sale will take place in the Spring term. More details to follow in due course.
Thank you again
The School council
Children in Need - Rockerbourne School!
Wow!! A HUGE thank you to everyone for supporting Children in Need this year. The children looked absolutely amazing in their outfits and they have had a fantastic day doing lots of fun activities whilst raising money for a very worthy cause.
The day started with an assembly by the man himself, Mr Elvis Brooks-Martin, featuring some classic air guitar moves from Mr G. During the day, we practised some groovy moves to 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams and designed and created our own rock star glasses.
The day finished with a whole school air guitar competition, with the joint winners being Gecko and Giraffe class.
Thank you once again for all your support. We raised a whopping £251 for Children in Need!! Well done!!
The School Council
(more class pictures to follow)
Message from the School Council regarding their chosen charities for 2018-2019
We, the school council at Otterbourne School are pleased to announce that we have voted and decided on the charities we will be supporting as a school this year. Last year we supported the Make a Wish donation, and following your kind donations we were able to make a significant contribution to their fundraising efforts. As a continuation of this, we have decided to support two charities who share a similar ethos to the Make a Wish foundation.
The Courage Foundation UK is a local charity recently set up to support children and their families as they live with the bereavement of losing a sibling. In particular, the focus of The Courage Foundation UK is to provide fun and exciting opportunities through ‘Therapy through Theme Parks’ where children can enjoy being children, have fun and make new memories, whilst remembering a sibling or parent who has passed away.
The second charity we will be supporting is Dreamflight UK. Dreamflight is a charity that changes young lives across the UK by taking children with a serious illness or disability on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.
These charities are funded solely by charitable donations, and therefore rely on people to volunteer and fund raise to make these amazing experiences possible. We would like to contribute to their efforts this year by fundraising through events organised by the school council such as termly bake sales and we look forward to informing you of upcoming events in the near future!
The School Council Team
UGANDA DAY 2018 - House Captain Report
Today (Thursday 18th October 2018) was Uganda Day at our school. Each house (Bianchi, Keble, Tankerville and Yonge) had its own event to organise and run:
Yonge were in charge of the welly walk which was spread around the school. Children got in to groups of 3 or 4 and walked around the school trying to complete missing-letter puzzles for different countries of Africa.
Tankerville ran the art sessions and had lots of paper to sort out! All of the children had a lot of fun making their 'paper weaves' - they had an amazing day. One of our teachers commented to Mr Geraghty that: 'The Year 6 children were fantastic...an amazing help to the younger children."
Bianchi led the languages with the house captains teaching the children how to speak Rufimbera. One of our year sixes was heard saying: "My buddy really liked it and remembers how to say 'yes'!"
Keble were kept busy fixing broken plastic bag footballs that they had prepared for Ugandan-style football. "I really enjoyed it!" said a Year R child.
Note from the Deputy:
I am incredibly proud of all of the Year 6 children for their hard work in helping to make this day a great success. The House Captains showed fantastic leadership qualities and all of the activities ran successfully throughout the day. Well done to all involved.