Remembrance Day at Gillingstool

In these difficult times it is easy to get a little down as we listen to the worrying news events but life in school remains really positive for our children and this was demonstrated so clearly last week through our Remembrance Day service.

The children gathered in their bubbles, socially distanced outside, and then Harry, from Year Six began the service by reading the Exhortation.  Mr Olver, our Year 1 teacher,  led us into our two minutes silence by playing The Last Post on his euphonium and ended with The Reveille. It was a beautiful and moving experience – one which the children will always remember I’m sure.

 

Theatre production visit

As an end to the Book week activities we have a visit to school today from Pendle Productions.  They put on a show for the whole school – The Dragon who Lost his Home.  All the children were spellbound and thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Birds of Prey Visit

As part of our Book Week Activities on the theme of ‘Flight’,  we had a visit from Falconry UK.  Jason showed the pupils some amazing birds and gave them many interesting facts about them.  Some children (and staff) even got to hold them.