National Obesity Day
Great Fun was had by all - thanks to Mrs Swift for organising it for us!
On Wednesday 11th of November 2015, all children at St Philip's took part in a commemoration of Armistice Day. The whole school were asked to wear red and black (the colours of the poppy) to pay tribute to the soldiers who have lost their lives in the war. In order to wear their own clothes the children were asked to donate 50p to the Poppy Appeal in memory of the fallen and the future living. Not only did the children come in to school in their own clothes but they were also entered into a Poppy Competition.
The poppy competition
You may be aware that in 2014 Remembrance Day was commemorated with the help of two artists; Paul Cummins and Tom Piper. 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively filled the Tower of London’s famous moat. Each poppy represented a British military fatality during the war. At St Philip’s we took this piece of famous art as inspiration for our own display of poppies, for all to see, in the school playground. The children were asked to make their own, weather proof, glamorous and sturdy poppy to be entered into a whole school competition. The children completed a Poppy Parade, of which all of the teachers judged and celebrated the greatest achievements. As each poppy presented was so beautiful ALL of the children received a certificate for their efforts and ALL poppies were displayed. Here are some photographs of the fabulous day!
The Christmas Truce Commemorative Football Match
What a fantastic afternoon - thank you so much to all the Dads who made it possible and grateful thanks to Neil for referee-ing the match.