Message from the Executive Headteacher
Another brilliant week completed! I’m finding it very hard to believe that we are already four weeks into this term. We’ve had an action-packed start to life as a Federation and we look forward to the abundance of fun that is yet to come this year.
Year 6s from both of our schools attended Lifelines at Park Hall this week, and it was wonderful to hear the children in each school speaking about our collaboration, recognising our sibling-like status as schools!
Working together at community events allows us to share our way of working and to celebrate the ethos of our schools. The conduct of the children was exemplary.
Opportunities such as Lifelines leave me excited to explore the ways that we can work together to enhance the children’s experience and quality of learning.
We’ve got dates in the diary for our first Federation Test Match (regular sports fixtures contested between our schools), are sharing meal provision (with Whittington providing meals at Morda), are working together on an exciting IT project and have exciting plans for a community carol service at Christmas! We are just getting started. Have a wonderful weekend. Mr Carl Rogers Executive Headteacher
Mr Carl Rogers
Teamwork, safety and democracy has dominated this week at Morda.
On Tuesday the Shamrocks class attended the Rotary Club's Lifeline event at Park Hall. This annual event for local schools focuses on teaching children to keep themselves and others safe. The children had to work in teams through a range of interactive safety scenarios the Rotary Club's Lifeline event at Park Hall. It was also a chance for children from Morda and Whittington to work at an event together. We were very proud of the fantastic teamwork shown by all children - and it was great that a team from Morda and Whittington were presented with medals as joint winners! (See Shamrocks website blog for more info and photos)
During the past couple of weeks, the campaign for our school presidential elections have been gaining pace. Campaign posters have been appearing around school and on Wednesday and Thursday, the presidential candidates presented their manifesto speeches at our assembly hustings to the whole school. Everyone spoke really well and had great ideas about how they would help to improve school as the leaders of our Year 6 School Council.
Friday was voting day and after a very close election we are delighted to announce our new Morda School Council leaders: School Council Presidents: Adele Simonova and Fletcher Dawson Vice Presidents : Alexa Rockley and AJ Jones Congratulations to those pupils and well done to everyone who put themselves forward for election.
Mrs Helen Chapman
Head of School
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