Roundhay Primary Schools Run
The Roundhay Primary Schools Run for Fun is on Saturday 7th June. If you haven't applied yet but still want to join in please ask for an application form from the office or simply register at the Education Centre on the day from 9.00 am. This is a great family event, we already have a large number of entrants but are keen to get even more of you out running 1 km or 5km.
The Tour de France at Kerr Mackie
Kerr Mackie Primary School is getting ready for the Grand Depart by holding its very own Tour Of Kerr Mackie. Over the next week, children from all year groups will be bringing in their bikes, scooters, skateboards and completing a cycling course set up around the school playground.
The entrance hall is looking superb and all the children are excited. Follow us on Twitter to see up to date information.
Year 6 are supporting the Toilet Twinning charity this year. Our aim Is for each of our toilets in school to be twinned with a sanitation project overseas, in a community that is less fortunate than our own.
We are truly dedicated to the cause, and extremely enthusiastic, and through fun days, communicating with local businesses, raffles and stationery sales we have rasied a whopping £1,060 so far- meaning we have already twinned 18 of our 41 toilets.
We have many others plans in the pipeline (!) and are storming towards reaching our total of £2460 by the end of the year.
We always love receiving ideas for fundraising, and love donations even more- so if you're interested, come to speak to any of the Year 6 children, or Mrs Harrand, Holly class teacher.
Watch this space!
Kerr Mackie is to present a workshop at the next BETT conference in London on January 22nd. BETT is the world's leading event for learning technology for education professionals and we are very proud that the great work that Kerr Mackie has done developing it's curriculum and the incorporation of IT has been recognised. Myself, two members of staff and two pupils, Zoe Hunter and Harry Small, will be leading the workshop. Watch this space for more information!
Harry Small Reporter
One of our pupils, Harry Small, entered a competition to be a reporter for the Sports Personality of the Year, held in Leeds last Sunday. For the competition he had to explain why he should be a reporter in no more than 150 words. Harry's entrance was so good that he was selected. He met a range of sports personalities on the Sunday afternoon at Leeds Civic Hall and was given the opportunity to interview some. Congratulations and well done Harry.