Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Pizza Making Masterclass!

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a pizza making masterclass at Gusto in Didsbury village.

As part of their project on healthy eating, they worked with the chef and staff at Gusto to look at healthier toppings that could go on pizzas. They talked about how food could be flavoured with herbs  instead of sauces and they took part in a 'guess the herb' quiz; identifying different herbs by sight and smell.

The children also looked at other typical Italian foods and their food labels and packaging.

It was then time to get busy in the kitchen! They chose from fresh fruit and vegetables to top their pizzas as well as some classic favourites such as cheese and pepperoni.

The pizzas were all baked in Gusto's very impressive pizza oven and the boys and girls then got to enjoy them for lunch.

Class teacher Mr Brown commented "It was a great, hands on trip. Lots of the pupils were keen to add pineapple, mushrooms and sweetcorn to their pizzas as a way to their 5-a-day. We are very grateful to Gusto for their hospitality."

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Harvest Festival 2018

We have been collecting produce for Stockport based charity for the homeless, The Wellspring, this Harvest time.

We were inundated with donations from our families, filling two tables full of food and toiletries for the charity.

Pupils made special trips with their parents to the supermarket and some even used their own pocket money to fund the contributions.

We shared a Harvest Assembly where we thought about others less fortunate than ourselves. Pupils also entertained their families at the assembly with some delightful Harvest songs.

Headteacher, Norah Johnson, commented "We enjoy collecting for The Wellspring at Harvest time. It is such a fantastic charity, doing outstanding work throughout Stockport. We always enjoy delivering our gifts; the staff and volunteers at The Wellspring are so grateful to receive them."

Monday, 1 October 2018

The Deputy Mayor Officially Declares the Playground Open!

On a sunny September morning, pupils, teachers and trustees welcomed some very important visitors to our school.

Representatives from playground design and build company Massey and Harris, specialist planning consultant Mrs Ludlam and the Deputy Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Meikle, visited the school for a special opening ceremony of our new playground.

The Deputy Mayor cut the ribbon and officially 'opened' the playground and then the pupils enjoyed showing their skills on the equipment, especially the monkey bars!

Headteacher Norah Johnson commented "The Trustees have worked alongside a number of local professionals to design and build a fantastic playground that is enjoyable and challenging for the pupils and is sympathetic to the local conservation area. Using natural materials the playground offers climbing opportunities, quiet areas for sitting and chatting and sports areas for ball games.  For our younger pupils there is a sandpit and a fantastic sensory walk. We are lucky to have had some nice weather since our return to school which has allowed the children plenty of opportunities to test out the new equipment.

The ceremony was lovely and the children enjoyed showing off their new space to our visitors. They were all so excited to meet the Deputy Mayor!".

The Deputy Mayor with Headteacher Norah Johnson

The Deputy Mayor is joined by our Head Girl and Head Boy for the ribbon cutting

A pupil demonstrates her skills on the monkey bars

Pupils using the new climbing frame

(L-R) Mrs Hayes (Trustee), representatives from Massey and Harris, Mrs Ludlam, Mrs Fleming (Chair of Trustees), Mrs Johnson (Headteacher) and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Meikle