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We were the very proud winners of the David Vaisey Prize for 2022.
Late afternoon on Sunday 9 October a packed room at the Queens Hotel waited anxiously for Chair of Judges, Debby Thacker, to announce the winners of the 2022 Vaisey Prize. It went to the Tewkesbury Library team for their work with Queen Margaret Primary School. A shining example of a library meeting the needs of the community, there’s more on the project here. The £5,000 Prize, together with the Willans Bowl, was presented by 2021 Booker Prize winner Damon Galgut.
Take a look at the dedicated page on our website for this years Summer Reading Challenge - https://www.queenmargaretschool.org/summer-reading-challenge/
What is the Summer Reading Challenge?
The Summer Reading Challenge is a national event, from the Reading Agency, which encourages children to enjoy reading and to visit their library during the summer. Borrowing 6 books over 3 visits, children get rewards and opportunities to get involved with other events and activities. It’s a great way to discover reading for pleasure and keeping up their reading skills after a difficult year.
This year’s theme is Wild World Heroes - with great new books and activities at your local Gloucestershire library to help learn more about nature and how to protect our environment!
Pop in to Tewkesbury library (next to the Roses Theatre)anytime from the 10th July. If you’re not a member, just join up at the same time - it’s all free.
Pick up your first two books and sign up with our staff who’ll give you your Summer Reading Challenge poster. That’s your first visit and you’ve started your challenge!
You then just have visit two more times – picking up another two books each time as well as other rewards such as our great stickers. On your third visit you’ll also get your completer’s certificate and medal.
Remember - there’s no rush - you’ve got until 10th September to finish but keep an eye out for what else is going on at your local library!
Exciting news! Our school has signed up to and been approved to receive free healthy breakfast food as part of the the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.
As part of this fully funded government funded programme, schools can choose to offer children a healthy breakfast at school or at home if necessary.
Starting on Monday 5th October, Our plan is to provide ALL of our pupils with the opportunity to have a toasted bagel at the beginning of the school day, as soon as they enter their classroom. This is an amazing opportunity for us to ensure that all of us enjoy the benefits of a healthy breakfast, which include being settled and ready to learn at the start of the day.
In recent months - we’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working. To help us make sure we can provide the right support for you and your child, in the event of a class bubble closing due to a positive COVID test, we’d like to find out what home learning would look like for you. We need to know this information in order to help us continue to deliver the curriculum for individuals in the event of a closure.
It is clear to us that the school closure due to COVID-19 had a huge negative impact on children's learning and we cannot afford for there to be any more 'lost learning' if we do need to partially close the school again.
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