On Monday 18th May, Tom and Edward were invited to spend the afternoon at the Mayor’s Parlour with the winners from other local schools. The Mayor explained how she had personally read all 200 entries in a recent competition and they had then been read and assessed by independent people to ensure the judging was fair. The competition was set by the Mayor in order for her to find out what children thought about their local area, Weymouth and Portland.
The presentation was made by the Mayor and her husband, Mr Weller, who spoke to each winner individually stating what he had particularly liked about their letter. The children were then presented with a certificate and a book token and the Dorset Echo took their photograph.
After all the presentations had been made, the children enjoyed a drink and biscuits and the Mayor spent time talking with each child.
An extra special celebration today for our weekly certificate winners as Kate Wheller, Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, congratulated each of the winners in person. As part of her visit she thanked the children for their wonderful letters about why Weymouth and Portland is special in her recent writing competition. The winners have been invited to a special event at the Mayors Parlour on Monday.
Thank you to those parents who were able to attend the Leeson House Meeting last Thursday. We also appreciate that the timing made it difficult for some parents to attend, so we have uploaded the meeting notes, kit list and an audio recording of the meeting to the school website (see below). Everything said at the meeting is also covered in the notes, so if you read the notes thoroughly, you shouldn’t need to listen to the recording as well. If you still have any queries about the trip, or would like to come and talk to us about something important, please make sure that you see your child’s class teacher this week, Kit List for Leeson House Leeson House Meeting Notes because the first Leeson group will be leaving on the first Monday morning back after half term.
You can also listen to the meeting here
Last week the Reception classes visited Lorton Meadows in Broadwey. They had an absolutely fantastic time discovering mini-beasts as part of their topic “We’re going on a bug hunt”. The children had the opportunity to go pond dipping, hunt for bugs in the woods and in the long grass in the meadow. Everyone was very tired by the time we got home but we all had a brilliant day!