Book Club went to Leeds Book Awards at Pudsey Civic Hall where the winner of the best children's author shortlisted by Leeds Library Services and voted for by the children, was presented with their award. We completed reviews of the books on the Library Services website beforehand and got our books signed by the authors themselves at the event. Nora's review was read out at the ceremony and we were interviewed on Leeds TV! A fun morning!
Congratulations to global club who won the top primary school award from the Namaste youth project. The youth project has been set up to encourage community cohesion, respect of individual difference and celebration of British Values. We won for our project in finding out about lives of refugees and making welcome posters for Syrian refugees who arrived in Leeds in January. We attended an awards ceremony at the Leeds Civic Hall with the 9 other schools who had been short-listed. Five members of global club gave a presentation about their project and we were delighted to be announced as the best primary schools' project, winning £250.
Mrs. Bailey took four girls from global club to the Civic Hall for the long awaited fair trade celebration - postponed from February due to the snow! We met the Lord Mayor, MP Hilary Benn and learnt about why fair trade is so important through a series of workshops. We were with 12 other schools and had a great time!
Gardening club have been busy painting the planters ready for Summer bedding flowers. We enjoyed our crop of potatoes which we grew and served in the salad bar at lunchtime.