Sandon School celebrated Diwali again this year with different activities and lessons.
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. This year it began on 5th November.
Here are some of the things the classes across Sandon School got up to:
Seasons greetings from all at C.I.T, and welcome to their first ever C.I.T Advent Calendar!
Unfortunately, they can’t provide everyone with chocolate, but behind each door every day will be a highlight from one of the schools across the Trust and their pupils from the last calendar year.
As part of Anti-Bullying Week (12th – 16th November 2018) Sara Parker and Alison Fry from NSPCC carried out an informative Parent/Carer E-Safety Workshop on Tuesday 13th November at Ambergate for all GANF parents. O2 and NSPCC have joined forces in a mission to help all children and their families in the UK stay safe online.
KBZO & GANF 10 Year Partnership
Sara Ellis, Assistant Headteacher at Sandon School, recently visited our partner school, KBZO in Weingarten, Germany. Representing GANF she was invited to join them in celebrating their 50th year anniversary.
It was also an opportunity to celebrate 10 years of the partnership between GANF and KBZO, which has seen pupil exchange trips taking place between the two schools annually.
Sandon School Awarded Green Flag!
Sandon School have now achieved the Green Flag Eco Award. In November 2017 we achieved the Bronze Eco Award, and achieved Silver Eco Award in March 2018.We have had such a busy year working towards our Green Flag Award and in order to achieve this we participated in the Big Battery Hunt – a recycling challenge led by Duracell – which we continue to collect old batteries for;
Restart a Heart Day 2018On 16th October 2018 a selection of Ambergate pupils took part in ‘Restart a Heart Day’ alongside 3000 children across the East Midlands.
Restart a Heart Day is a Europe-wide initiative developed by the European Resuscitation Council. It was launched in 2013 to teach members of the public how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest.
Travel and Tourism Group Reach New ‘Heights’
As part of the travel and tourism unit ‘planning for and taking part in a visit’ pupils from Miss Morton’s Class and Miss Clarke’s group, explored an area of the peak district and reasons why it is a popular tourist destination. The pupils used a range of research methods to find out about the area of Matlock, and chose to focus on The Heights of Abraham.
Jeans for Genes at GANF 2018!
Friday 21st September was National Jeans for Genes Day and at GANF and both pupils and staff took part in it.
Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.
Pupils take part in Gravity Fields 2018
The Grantham Gravity Fields event took place during the last week of September.
Gravity Fields is a science festival held every 2 years celebrating the life and work of Sir Isaac Newton.As part of the event two classes, Ash Class from Sandon and Silverstone Class from Ambergate, were involved in Art Workshops.