When school was asked to put together a team of runners by St Luke's for ‘The Sheffield 10km’ run, Mrs. Draper thought she'd be amongst a gang of enthusiastic joggers. However, after a catalogue of injuries (& excuses!) from staff across school, poor Mrs. D finds herself in a team of……1!
Freshly back from maternity leave and very keen to raise money for a charity that St Marie's has a long-standing relationship with, Mrs Draper has been pounding the pavements in preparation.
St Luke's Hospice is a charity Mrs. Draper is passionate about having lost her father earlier in the year, she knows firsthand how vital the support is that hospices provide for patients and their loved ones.
Please help Mrs. Draper make St Marie's proud by sponsoring her before the big race on Sunday 24th September.
Please donate on the school's JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/st-maries or by popping into the office and using the sponsorship form. Thank you very much!
During Arts Week Reception and Key Stage 1 have enjoyed a week of all things Dinosaurs! The classes have taken part in a range of activities throughout the week including; Dinosaur Zumba, instrument making for the ‘Dino Scrap Band’, dinosaur den building, cave painting and making dinosaur pictures in the woods.
As part of our Arts Week celebrations Reception and Year 1 visited the Botanical Gardens on Thursday. It was a beautiful sunny day and the children enjoyed looking at the sculptures, plants and flowers, the glass house and visiting the bear pit!
Both classes met at the end of the morning and made fantastic pictures using all of the natural materials they collected on the way round.
Have a look at the pictures...
This summer, Sheffield will be the hosts of the Special Olympics 2017. These Games are for athletes with an intellectual (learning) disability. Last Monday, during assembly, we welcomed two athletes from the Special Olympics squad, Niall Guite and Alexander Thompson, to share their experiences with us. They are Sheffield athletes, and they won Gold medals in the basketball at the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Los Angeles in 2015. Their message to us all was to work hard and to keep going, even if we are faced with great challenges.
We are very fortunate that Sheffield has been chosen to host this international sporting event, and we hope that you will be able to attend some of the events with your children to cheer our athletes on. There will be an opening ceremony at Bramall Lane on 7th August, followed by four days of sporting events at different venues in Sheffield. The 23 events will include athletics, badminton, basketball, football and power lifting. All the sporting events are free of charge for spectators.
Please see the link for further details. http://sheffield2017.org.uk/