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The whole school theme for this Summer Term is Water and many classes have interpreted this under the title of Pirates!! As you will recall we launched our Pirate work during World Book Day and so already much of the school environment makes you feel as if you are about to walk the plank! As a launch event Willow and Juniper went to New Brighton Beach on Friday to spend time on an actual pirate ship - this is a fantastic resource and completely free! If you find yourselves with any spare time this summer we would highly recommend a visit - search for "The Black Pearl New Brighton" on Facebook for full details.


As you know we always focus our termly work around an appropriate book/story and as such each classroom does have a dedicated reading space within it. This term we have challenged each class to redesign their reading space with a prize for the most creative and innovative  - judging will be taking place next Friday April 28th - the winner and photographs of all the reading spaces will be shared after then!


As everyone within school appreciates, opportunities for our pupils to get out and about within our local, regional and national areas in order to experience real life learning activities is of the utmost importance. Of course the vast majority of these visits require transport for our pupils and whilst we currently have 2 vehicles at our disposal our minibus is 13 years old this year and we are very conscious that it is not going to be road worthy for much longer. With this in mind last December I completed a bid to The Lord's Taveners Charity for a new minibus that school and Lord's Taveners would finance together - last Friday I was thrilled to receive confirmation that our bid had been successful! We should be receiving our new minibus towards the end of this year so lets get fundraising!!  After the success of our fundraising for the Adventure Playground we know we can do it!


At the end of last term I had the absolute privilege to attend the Sefton Duke of Edinburgh Awards Evening at the Southport Theatre. I was so proud of our students as they went up to receive their Bronze Awards. A very special moment for us all.


This term we will be taking part in the Wally Cain Dance Festival, Southport Learning Partnership Arts Festival and also a Merseyside Special School Music Festival - all wonderful opportunities for our pupils to work with pupils from other schools and also showcase their many talents!


Thank you to everyone who came into school during the last week of the Spring Term to our Easter Showcase Events. Parent comments were so positive and proud of all our pupils achievements so far this academic year - I know this next Summer Term will be as equally busy and productive for everyone!