At. St. Michael’s CE Primary School we also embrace opportunities to become involved in the wider community both locally and nationally. We believe that this is an integral part of a successful educational framework and provides pupils with well-rounded educational and social experiences.
What a great time we had raising money for Comic Relief on Friday 24th March. We all dressed in red and some of us performed in Playden’s Got Talent competition complete with our very own ‘Simon, David & Amanda, and Ant & Dec’! What an amazing variety of acts! We had singers, dancers, comedians and poets…a true joy to behold and pleasure to watch. We raised a grand total of £116 which we are proud to contribute to the charity, to make a difference to poverty and injustice around the world. A huge thank you to the staff who organised the day, the pupils who participated and to those parents who supported us by coming to watch – it was a great success. You can get a flavour of the occasion in the photo gallery below:
Chinese New Year
On Friday 27th January, the whole school celebrated Chinese New Year. We had lots of fun learning about the festival and enjoyed many different activities from Chinese writing, tasting Chinese food/sweets, making dragon puppets, Chinese drums and lucky red envelopes, and taking part in a dragon dance among other things. We were extremely lucky to have Mrs. Li visit our school to tell us a bit more about the festival – thank you Mrs. Li! Have a look at the photo gallery below:
Chinese New Year Gallery
Our Dragon Dance!
Christmas in Rye
At St. Michael’s we are proud to support our local community. This year the children all made ‘magical lanterns’ which they took home to use in the community procession with their parents at the Christmas in Rye 2016 event. Some of our lanterns adorned the window of Reeds Rains in the High Street where they ‘lit’ up the festivities!
The Travelling Crib
Our school is proud to take part in the St. Michael’s, Playden travelling crib this year.
Mary and Joseph (2 dolls and a candle in a shoe box) start their journey to ‘Bethlehem’ from St Michael’s church on the first Sunday of Advent and then travel around from house to house until they end up back at church for the family crib service on Christmas Eve. We look forward to welcoming Mary and Joseph as they make their way to ‘Bethlehem’.
The travelling crib will be with us from 28th November to 1st December – a lovely start to the Christmas season!
Travelling Crib Gallery
Children in Need
We indulged in all things spotty as we supported BBC’s Children in Need. Everyone was challenged (from teachers to pupils), to dress in spots. In exchange for ditching our uniform for the day, we donated £1.00 each and raised a grand total of £105! It was a Spotacular day to remember.
Children in Need Gallery