Gallery of Events 2017-18
Take a look at some of the great things we have been doing at school.
History Club - Annie Kenney - July 2018
The march was done by Year 5 history club. (run by Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Butterworth) They had been studying the local suffragettes Annie Kenney, born locally in Springhead and Emmaline Pankhurst and Dame Sarah Lees who was a suffragist and Mayor of Oldham. The club was formed to promote the teaching of local history in schools and will hopefully lead to the school being awarded Heritage School status from Heritage England. The children marched down West Street, the street their school is on, protesting for women's votes down to the Annie Kenney plaque at Leesbrook Mill where the working class suffragette started full-time work in 1892 as a weaver's assistant. The children then acted out a 10 minute rally for women's suffrage. They were invited to take part in an Oldham Wide fund raising day for the Annie Kenney Fund to raise funds for the statue to be erected in Parliament Square in Oldham. MP Jim McMahon, Governors, Ladies from Diocese Education Department, Lois Gyves from Historic England.
Charity Shoe Collection - June 2018
We collected Shoes for a charity called Sal's Shoes who distribute the shoes to children who need them from poorer countries.www.salsshoes.com
Thank you everyone for bringing them in our line of shoes went from the altar all the way down to the bottom of the playground stairs!
Spring Fair - May 2018
Thank you to all involved in another fantastic and successful School Fair. After a worrying start on Wednesday with the rain pouring down, the black clouds cleared and left us with a dry but windy afternoon. A special thank you to the unsung heroes who made some delicious cakes, we are very grateful for your time and talents. There were some brilliant stalls and the children really enjoyed themselves. Thank you to our parent and grandparent helpers and of course to the staff. We raised £850 which is wonderful. Thank you all.
Readathon - March 2018
A huge thank you to all who supported the Readathon. We managed to raise
£611. A fantastic amount! This money will be used to buy new books for our school library .
All the children will benefit and have some exciting new books to read.
Thank you again for your generosity and support.
Mrs Ragan (Literacy Coordinator)
Christmas Dinner - December 2017
The children had fantastic fun with their Christmas hats and their Christmas crackers and ate a delicious Christmas dinner in the Christmassy decorated school hall. Thank you to the school cook, Jenny and her lovely team in the kitchen. Also thank you to the midday supervisors who work hard all year and were able to enjoy their Christmas meal after the children in the staff room.
The School Choir at Police HQ - December 2017
The choir had a great opportunity this week when they were specially invited to sing at the Manchester Police Headquarter’s Christmas dinner. They melted the hearts of everyone there with their beautiful singing and festive cheer. They were rewarded with a well-deserved selection box each and all had a great time. Thank you to Mrs Shewan, organiser and maestro.
Photos coming soon...
Whole School Nativity 'Little Angels' - December 2017
What a fantastic time we had enjoying the Christmas Nativity—’Little Angels’ - weren't they brilliant? We are so proud of all our wonderful singers, actors, narrators and technical support. The church was packed to the rafters, the spirit of Christmas shone through. Please contact Mrs Jakeman if you would like to purchase any photos from the nativity. You can also visit her website Pictureful of Memories.
Nicola White Olympic Gold Medalist Visit to School - Wednesday 18th October 2017
Nicola White came in to our achievement assembly and spoke to the whole school. She was also interviewed by years 5 and 6. She was very inspirational and motivational! Nicola White, MBE is a British field hockey player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed for the national team in the women's tournament, winning a bronze medal. Four years later, she was on the Olympic team that won gold in Rio.
She was born in Shaw and Crompton, and began playing hockey at the age of 7 at school and started her club hockey at Saddleworth HC and is now currently playing for Holcombe HC in the Premier Division. In addition to her sporting accolades, she completed her Sports Science Degree at Loughborough College in 2013 and attended Oldham Hulme Grammar School through primary and secondary education.
'To be the Best' Mural - October 2017
Well done everyone who helped create the mural in the school entrance linked to our Christian Values. Thank you to our Ethos Committee members and our Gifted and Talented Artists throughout school who decorated the letters for the mural as well as Wendy our Fairy God Mum (adult artist) who pulled it all together. It looks fantastic and we are really proud of your creativity and the eye-catching finished product. We have no doubt that this will have an impact on any visitor to our school in a positive and reflective way. If you haven't seen it yet, why not? Come and take a look, you will surely be impressed!
Harvest Festival - October 2017
The Harvest donations in church were definitely bountiful! Thank you so much for your marvellous generosity. Our service gave us the chance to reflect and be thankful for all that we have and to think of others who are less fortunate in life. All your donations will be lovingly sent to the Urban Impact Community Church on Manchester Road to help others to improve their lives. A huge thank you to Reverend Monk who talked to us about planting seeds and growing. We all loved his cuddly vegetable characters - onion, carrot and beetroot - but it was the message that hit home in that we are all seeds and in order to grow into a kind, considerate person we need to show these qualities to each other all of the time. Food for thought indeed!
New Harvest Queen Crowned - September 2017
Each year St. Thomas' Leesfield Church choose a Harvest Queen/King and her/his retinue are chosen from our Sunday School children based mainly on their attendance. Ella Flynn was crowned as St. Thomas' Leesfield Church Harvest Queen (2017-2018), by retiring Queen Molly-Mae Middlehurst during a lovely service on 23rd September 2017. Ella was attended by her retinue Harrison and Logan Flynn, Jasmine Harrison & Molly Mortin. They all looked stunning and after the service they manned stalls and everyone enjoyed refreshments over in the school hall raising a fantastic £301.50 for the church. What a great start!
Ella and her retinue will now be visiting other churches and their Queens to attend their social events. Whilst the emphasis is on family social gatherings throughout the Community with other local Churches, there is also an important fundraising aspect and Ella and her retinue have many ideas for their year ahead including a Children's Bake Off, a joint Dinner Dance with St. Agnes Rose Queen, Harry Potter evening and their next event an Afternoon Tea which is on Saturday 18th November 2017. So please keep your eye open for these exciting fundraising events and help to support our Harvest Queen and her retinue in any way you can. Ella and retinue we wish you all a wonderful year ahead.