Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 25th March
Well done to all the winners of our decorate an egg competition
On Monday we held our annual Easter egg decorating competition organised by the Friends of Ripon Cathedral School. The theme was favourite TV characters or cartoons, and there were some fabulous and very creative entries including Minions, Finding Nemo and even Sherlock Holmes! The competition was judged by the Mayor of Ripon who had the difficult job of choosing 2 winners from each year group. After much deliberation the following winners were selected:
Nursery Ella Fisk & Jack Hutchinson
Reception Class Meredith Wren & Jonty Fowler
Year 1 Lexi Douthwaite & McKenzie Dyason
Year 2 Ella Cullen & Laurence Fowler
Year 3 Holly Paulding & Sam Jackson
Year 4 Carly Brown & George Brigantes
Year 5 Lucie Brown & Sam Noake
Year 6 Holly Barthram & Rowan Griffiths
Well done to everyone who took part and huge thanks to the Mayor for her support with our event.
Thanks also to Friends for organising the event and to Moonglu of Ripon who provided all the prizes for the children taking part.
Making maths real
Sport Relief Event
Elizabeth the Lamb
E- Safety talks with North Yorkshire Police
A new club for the new term
experienced vegetable growers required
Occasionally a classteacher will ask your child to turn back to their work in September so they can see how much progress they have made. This week I have been doing the same with this term’s newsletters. I can report that it has been a short but packed term, full of opportunity, success and exciting learning.
There have been many changes to education recently and you will be aware from the news that there are more on the way. I am proud that at RCS we remain focussed on academic success in the context of a holistic approach to learning. I am determined that, whatever changes come our way, we will keep your child as an individual at the heart of what we do, pursuing excellence because that’s what your child deserves.
Lent and Easter provide a good opportunity for us to slow down and reflect. At a time when the world is changing so fast and the news is full of sadness, it is worth remembering the importance of Easter. Whether you have a faith or no faith I leave you with the hopeful words of the Bishop of Aberdeen…
‘And the Gospel of Easter, the good news of Easter, the glory around it, is that there is a goal. We are made, each and all of us, for goodness, beauty and truth. We’re made for friendship and love. We’re made for meaning and delight. And we’re never happy till we find these things. They’re what give us life, a full life, a real life. ‘
Wishing you a rejuvenating, peaceful and fun family holiday.
Friends of Ripon Cathedral Update
Friends Events coming up.....
PTA Meeting - Date TBC
Mayflower Summer Event - Saturday 14th May - more details to follow. We need people to help organise this event, so if you are interested please speak to Tina, Liz or the school office who will give you more information.
Ripon Cathedral Revealed: A Festival of Flowers, Music, Spirituality, Food and Drink
Ripon Cathedral ‘Revealed’ will run from Thursday 28th April to Monday 2nd May 2016.
This weekend of events starts with a Jazz evening with wine and canapés, offering an opportunity to view the spectacular flower displays before the general public.
The whole festival offers a variety of activities including the spectacular Flower festival, Food festival, Children’s creative activities, Musical events, rounding off with our well known, annual Beer Festival within the Cathedral grounds on the May Day Bank Holiday Monday.
When: Thursday 28th of April to Monday 2nd of May 2016 , 10am – 4.30pm
Where: Ripon Cathedral and grounds
Tickets start from just £8, children are free.
For more information and to buy tickets, please visit http://riponcathedral.info/revealed/
Ripon Cathedral Good Friday Service
Dates for your diary......
11th April - School reopens for Summer Term
19th April - Police Internet Safety talk for parents - details to follow.
19th April - 22nd April - Friends Book Fair
14th May - Mayflower Summer Event