On Friday 24th January 2020 our excited and proud Little Stars set off to Cranbourne Comprehensive School in order to spend an activity-filled day learning about physical and emotional wellbeing alongside peers from across the Cranbourne Cluster schools. The children were first introduced to the days events and given a short welcome speech by the keynote speaker and Champs Academy representative Chantal Dawson, who outlined her role as a confidence and resilience coach for children and young people.
After this the children went off to join their assigned group for the day and started their activities - Yoga, Music (using drums), Acts of Kindness, Dodgeball (very popular!), Connect (using langauge to make interpersonal connections) and Champs (setting long term goals and using short-term, manageable steps to achieve them -'10%').
Miss Bennett and Mr Creagh-Barry are proud to report back that our Little Stars were successful in learning strategies to calm themselves when feeling stressed, showed respect and teamwork in building positive and healthy connections with other children from different schools and they were aspirational when setting small steps to achieve targets.
Miss Archer and Mrs Sharp attended the annual Cranbourne Cluster conference on Friday 25th January 2019. This is an annual event where 6 of the local cluster Primary Schools meet with the linked feeder Cranbourne Secondary School. The guest speaker was Aaron Phipps who is a former Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby player and London 2012 Paralympic athlete.
The theme of the conference was resilience and the children participated in a range of activities to develop this . The activities were Bokwa, Music, Art, Japanese and Meditation.
Our Little Stars met and decided upon new playground star values last year.
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We challenged the school to create a poster which has now been published and can be seen in the school and on the playground. Please look out for it and follow the playground values.
Our Little Stars are nominated by their peers within each class. Each class has two little star representatives ( a boy and girl). These Little Stars attend meetings and are the 'voice' for their peers. Each academic year the 'Little STARS' are elected ensuring as many pupils as possible have an opportunity to take an active role in our school community.
On Friday 26th January 2018, the Little Star representatives from Year 1 and 2 attended a School Council Cluster meeting at Cranbourne Buisness and Enterprise College. The guest speak was a man called Chris Lubbe who was Nelson Mandela's bodyguard.
Our Young Interpreters met in March 2018. They decided as a team to share their expertise and planned a language day for each class focusing on the key languages below.
Miss Archer- Romanian
Miss Peckett- Polish
Miss Young- Romanian
Mr Creagh- Barry- Bulgarian
Miss Scarlett- Polish
Miss McOmish- Polish
The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. We want our school to embed children’s rights in our ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
As part of respecting the right to play and rest we have introduced Playground Pals. Playground Pals support children who might be feeling like they need a friend or someone play with or talk to. We also have a playground bench for children to sit on if they want someone to play with.