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Crazy Sock Day for Children in Need
On Friday 13th November the children at Bishops Down raised an incredible £391.00 for Children in Need. Well done everyone - your money will go to children less fortunate. Crazy socks or tights was the theme for the day and the school was very colourful with such wonderful creations.
Running club has started with a BANG this term – and is currently the largest club in the whole school (48 child runners in total – with a waiting list!). The benefits of exercise like this - first thing in the morning - are endless for both the children and staff too, so we are delighted that so many are involved this year. A special thank you to Mrs Barker, who helps to organise and support this club with so much enthusiasm, Mr Wyke for his continued support and Mrs Pain, Mrs Bell and Mrs Williams, who have bravely joined the running team this year – and are doing AMAZING! Thank you also to our parent runners: Catherine, Rose, Emma and Jonathan and Graham, who add an extra sparkle to each week. Lastly, thank you to Isabelle for volunteering to register the huge amount of children that we have.
On Tuesday 13th October 2015, 35 children were involved in a Cross Country Competition at Somerhill School, which saw 500 children competing. All runners raced with determination and enthusiasm and we are so proud of each and every one of them. Thank you to Mrs Barker, Mrs Naismith and Mrs Bell for giving up their time to oversee the competition.
A special mention to the Bishops Down ‘winner’ from each race:
Isabella - ‘17th’ out of 117 runners – Year 3/4 girls.
Charlie - ‘17th’ out of 150 runners – Year 3/4 boys.
Codie-Rose - ‘46th’ out of 105 runners – Year 5/6 girls.
Oscar - ‘22nd’ out of 153 runners – Year 5/6 boys.
What a morning - Pine Class couldn't wait to visit the charities that they had been researching during PSHE last Friday 2nd October! Children visited Hospices of Hope, Oxfam and Hospices in the Weald in Tunbridge Wells town. They were greeted with such delight from the charities staff and volunteers and were invited to price donations, sort through bags, ask lots of questions and spend some pocket money too. What better way to learn, then to get stuck in!
"I can't wait to take my mum to the Hospices of Hope shop" Eve
" Wow - I can't believe this only cost me £1" Josh
Bishops Down has won the Best Schools Category Award for Tunbridge Wells in Bloom!
It is a fantastic achievement for all concerned. A special huge thank you to Mrs Bell and Miss Fennell for their hard work, Vicky Tuson and all the other parents who have helped plant and maintain the gardens and pots, and not forgetting each and every pupil that has taken part in Forest Schools– everyone has contributed.