Pupils of King’s St Alban’s from Reception to Year 6 (…except Year 4 who are currently away on a residential adventure…) gave Mrs Marshall-Walker a roof-raising “Good Morning” as she took this week’s Celebration Assembly.
Kick starting the celebrations, the suspense was over and the top House point achievers for the week announced as follows: Bonnie W (Reception), Evelyn J (Year 1), Henry D (Year 2), Lyra H (Year 3), Luca M (Year 4), Rose G (Year 5) and Will Y-B (Year 6). Congratulations to them all; they have worked exceptionally hard to achieve a huge number of House points this week.
Mrs Phillips has been once again delighted to welcome a number of pupils to her office to receive Head Teacher’s Awards this week. Congratulations to Fearne B (Year 1), Lyra H and George C (both Year 3), Luca M (Year 4) and Arabella D, Edward S, Nico C and Will Y-B (all Year 6) – keep up the good work!
Pupils held their breath as the running totals for House points were announced – would Clent retain their lead? Mrs Marshall-Walker reminded the pupils that, with a boost to House points this week as a result of the House Cross Country, anything could happen! This week’s totals were announced: Bredon – 353 points, Malvern – 379 points, Clent – 389 points and Kinver 358 points; a bit of quick maths and the pupils in Clent cheered with joy as they retained the title with 854 points as their running total for the Summer Term so far. It is still all to play for, especially as we have a number of events which could sway the results any way.
There were plenty of King’s Hawford Activity Badges to celebrate this week too. Florrie C received her Modern Foreign Languages badge whilst Zofia W received her King’s Hawford badge. Art badges were awarded to Edith, Jack M, Rose, Max M. Harriett, Erin and Edward S, whilst Drama badges went to Flo B and Seren. Daisy E, Bella P and Olive T-R received their Year 2 Activity Badge. Congratulations to all those who have received their badges; there is still plenty of time before the end of the academic year to achieve plenty more!
Prior to a rousing rendition of When I needed a neighbour pupils were delighted to sing, at the top of their voices Happy Birthday to Mrs Hughes, Director of Music and Performance – even if she did have to play the piano to accompany them herself!
Head of School, Fabian then led the school in prayer, reading the following:
We give you our school. We give you all the teachers and staff who work here.
We give you all the children who study here.
We pray that our school is a place of great discovery, adventure and creativity.
May it be a place where we love to learn and where we learn to love, a place where everyone is respected and all are deeply valued.
Mr Hodgkins, Director of Sport then awarded Cross Country medals to Reception and Year 6 pupils who had been absent at our assembly earlier this week. In the Reception Class race the following girls were awarded medals: Aoife (3rd place), Indie (2nd place), Sadie (1st place). In addition, Blake (3rd), Braxton (2nd) and Frank (1st) were also awarded medals. Year 6 medals went to Amelia and Will (3rd place) in respective girls’ and boys’ races, with Emily and James (2nd place) and Charlotte and Fletcher (1st place).
Continuing on a sports theme, the King’s Hawford pupils were delighted to hear from Erin, who shared her experience of attending the test event for the Commonwealth Games. Erin told everyone how enormous the new Commonwealth pool was in Sandwell, 50 metres – that is twice the length of the pool Erin usually swims in! Quite an experience and one we are sure Erin will treasure for many years to come.
Before practicing a new hymn, Shout for Joy and Sing Your Praises, Mrs Marshall-Walker welcomed Henry (Year 6) to the stage to present him with inaugural Ann Griffiths Scholarship for young, upcoming and promising harpists. Following a Hands on Harp Workshop led by Emily Harris, renowned Harpist with the Philomena, Henry was chosen for the award from over 30 young, talented harpists who also attended the event. Congratulations to Henry; the King’s Hawford community is immensely proud of you.