Our annual Christmas bazaar was a fantastic success and everyone had a lovely time. We had a very special visit from Santa, children were able to sit with him, have their photo taken and received a small gift. Thank you to all our families who donated raffle prizes and lucky jam jars. Congratulations to our raffle prize winners.
All children and staff members came to school dressed in their Christmas jumpers and enjoyed a lovely lunch whilst listening to Christmas music and being served by their teachers. A fabulously festive time was had by all.
Former Great Britain basketball player Pierre Henry-Fontaine came to visit our school educate and motivate the pupils into leading healthier lifestyles. He showed the pupils some circuit challenges and the pupils enjoyed trying them out.
He then spoke to pupils about how he got into basketball and his journey to becoming professional, the food groups that make up a balanced diet and the importance of eating well and leading healthy lifestyles. The children also had the chance to ask some of their own questions.
Get Witham Reading was another great success again this year. The displays around the school and the costumes everyone dressed in were amazing. There were lots of reading activities around the school and everyone enjoyed taking part. Priti Patel visited us in the morning and said she enjoyed her time here. A big thank you to all the staff for organising the event and to our parents for their continued support in our event days.
On Thursday 4th April our Year 5 teachers organised an exciting sports afternoon for the whole school. The afternoon began with the whole school in the hall for an energetic dance session. This was followed with the children taking part in all sorts of sporting activities including rugby, tennis, netball, kick rounders, keep fit, American football, circuit training, basketball, pilates, table tennis and athletics. It was a brilliant afternoon and all the children had great fun trying out the different sports. Well done to our Year 5 teachers for organising such a greate event.
Powers Hall Academy joined schools across the UK on 1 February 2019 for a maths-inspired fundraising day to raise awareness for the NSPCC. The NSPCC raises vital funds to help keep children safe. Here at Powers Hall we took part in lots of different maths based activities set up around the school. We also came to school in non-uniform with a number theme. Across the UK 8445 Schools took part. with a total of 238,726 pupils that took part. Our collection was added to all the money from the other schools and we have received an email from the Number Day Team to tell us that altogether schools have donated £1482.89 to NSPCC! Well done and thank you to all who donated and took part in this exciting activity.
Another amazing performance of our Christingle Service. It was great to see Year 3 performing their songs and taking part in the service. Thank you to all the teachers and pupils who took part to make this such a magical experience. Thank you to everyone who came along to support the children we hope you enjoyed the performance as much as we did.