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Real life hero

We were really proud to award a really special golden leaf today.  You may be aware of the story in the press recently about a man getting trapped in a cave in the Brecon Beacons.  As a result, hundreds of volunteers gave up their time to respond and rescue him.  One of those selfless volunteers was our very own Alan Braybrooke (aka Alan Arthog) from the Arthog outreach based at Short Wood.  As Short Woodies we are really proud of him, and we all agreed that if we were in need of rescuing having Alan's calm, resilient and positive approach would be reassuring.  There will not be many children who Alan hasn't worked with over time, as a member of our extended team.  Well done to Alan and the team of volunteers who without doubt saved the stranded caver's life by working as a team to overcome the challenges they faced. 


Short Woodies paused at 11am on Thursday11th November to show their respect as part of the national 2 minute silence.  As part of the assembly Short Woodies spent time reflecting and thinking about the importance of using our words to resolve conflicts.  Thank you to everyone who has sent in donations for our poppy appeal this year, your support, as always, is appreciated.  


Next week is Anti-Bullying week.  The theme this year is 'one kind word'.  Pupils will be taking part in assemblies and work planned in class around this theme.  We all know that words are powerful, using them to be kind to each other and ourselves is a real life lesson.  This will be a focus next week.  Please talk to your children about the themes of the week. Many children have been part of a World Kindness Day Assembly today and have heard about the benefits of kindness, physically and emotionally.


Our visits to Sunnycroft have continued this week.  Class 9 had a fun learning experience as they explored the grounds.  We also know that some families are now visiting this gem in our locality at weekends too which is so good to hear.


Mo from Animals in Hands was back too this week,  teaching the children in Years 3 and 4 all about animals that originate from different parts of the world and in particular The Rainforest.


Have a kind weekend - why not set your own kindness challenges for the week ahead?


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