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Issue 14 2010

  1. 1. Norwood News Issue 14 10th December 2010 Arts Festival Countdown 30 weeks to go TERM DATES Year 5 Trip To Tatton Park Autumn Term 2010 Term Ends: Friday 17th December. School On Wednesday 1st and closes at 2pm Thursday 2nd December, Year 5 braved the freezing Spring Term 2011 weather conditions and Children return to school travelled back in time to Wednesday 5th January at 1886 to try out for positions 8.55am as Victorian Servants in Tatton Hall. As royalty were Half Term: expected, the hall had to be Monday 14th-Friday 18th in tip top condition, hence February the need for extra help. Term Ends: Friday 1st April. School closes at 2pm Summer Term 2011 The butler and senior servants soon put us through our paces. Within a few hours we had learnt to lay the dust, brush and scrub floors, polish silver, fold napkins, make beds, Children return to school set a coal fire, empty chamber pots and prepare Lady Edgerton’s favourite scones for Tuesday 19th April at 8.55am afternoon tea. School closed: Good Friday 22nd April Everyone had the name of a Easter Monday 25th April servant who actually worked in the hall in days gone by. There Children return to school was great delight as we Tuesday 26th April at 8.55am exchanged our modern names for Matilda, Connie, Alice, School closed: George, Alfred, Abraham and Bank Holiday Friday 29th even a Thompson Flood! At the April end of the day, before we returned home, we were told School closed: what these servants actually did. Bank Holiday Monday 2nd Many of us were laundry maids, May housemaids, footmen and stable Half Term: hands. It was great fun! Mon 30th May-Fri 3rd June School closed: When we were not at Tatton, we also experienced what it was like to be a Victorian Friday 1st July schoolchild. In those times, children were expected to be seen and not heard. You can (Staff training day) imagine how difficult it was for some of us to be quiet and needless to say, one or two of us were caned (only in role play)! Term Ends: Our lessons included tables, arithmetic, dictation, an object lesson and drill. It was Friday 22nd July. School surprising how many children failed the hand and nail inspection! closes at 2pm Autumn Term 2011 UP COMING DATES FOR YOUR DIARY School Closed Thursday 1st September Friday 2nd September Monday 13th December M & M Pantomime whole school 9.15 am and 10.30 am Children return to school Wednesday 15th December Christmas Craft morning 9-11 am (Parents invited) Monday 5th September Thursday 16th December Christmas Fun Day Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email:
  2. 2. Important last week of term information As we are coming to the end of the Term (13th-17th December) Remember to pass on useful information such as holiday dates andThere will be no after school activities in the last finishing times to child-minders, grandparents and to any other carer week of term. involved in escorting your children to/from school. Let them read your copy of the newsletters. Advertising Our Local Businesses Used Stamps Did You Know? A collection box is in the foyer forIf you would like to make a donation towards the cost of used postage stamps. As we the newsletter, an advert for your local business could anticipate receiving lots of Christmasbe placed in our newsletter. Please contact Mrs Gregson cards, please remember to save the in the school office for further details. stamps for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Botanic Gardens Museum ClosureWe at Norwood were saddened to hear of the decision to close the Botanic Gardens Museum. We have taken many year groupson school trips to the museum and also have the facility to borrow information and artefacts to help us with topics such as the Victorians and Southport. It is also a venue where we may exhibit childrens work, particularly during events such as the Arts Festival. If the museum closes we will lose this valuable resource. A Save the Botanic Gardens Museum petition is available for anyone in school to sign. If you would like to sign this petition please call to the school office. Here are some interesting facts about the museum, supplied by Mr Hesketh, who as you know, is one of the Lifeboat crew. Some of the staff & children at Norwood are descendants of the lifeboat crew who perished in the 1886 Mexico disaster. The documents and original artefacts from the early lifeboats are held in the Botanic Gardens Museum. Items such as the oars from the Eliza Fernley lifeboat, and original photographs are all held in trust on our behalf. What will happen to these and other local historical items when the museum closes? Please sign the petition to keep the museum open, as it is a valuable resource that our children use. The Southport Photographic Society & The Rotary Club of Southport Links Each entrant may enter up to three images of any subject. The Atkinson Art Gallery (normally the venue for the exhibition) is closed for redevelopment and so the exhibition will be held in Wayfarers Arcade as last year. The exhibition will run for three weeks so there is plenty of opportunity for children and parents to view their photographs on display. The opening ceremony will be on Saturday 12th March at 11 am. The Worshipful, the Mayor of Sefton, Councillor Maureen Fearn JP, will Check out the website for more details and to download an entry present the prizes. form. Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell.
  3. 3. Children in the Spotlight Ben has passed his Jessica has Cuan has passed Stage 2 passed her his 5m Rainbow National level 4 Swimming Swimming Swimming Award. Plan Award. Congratulations! Award. Fantastic! Terrific! Naomi has Morgan was Ben has passed passed her Level awarded Top his Level 7 8 Gymnastics Banana from Gymnastics Proficiency Award Jungle Jim for Proficiency and Level 8 good behaviour. Award. Bench Award. Great! Wonderful! Brilliant! The School Council, busy loading the shoeboxes into the boot of John Evans car. Star of the WeekRJT: Alex WhiteheadRJT: Asfi KashemRT: Lily ArmitageRT: Marcus Wadkin1B: Louis Instone1D: Charlie Clayton2M: Hayley Mashall2M: Luke Kenyon Silver2W: Jamie Shaw3K: Daniel Martland3K: Rachel Cresswell3H: Rebecca Tomlinson3H: Morgan McFord4M: Lewis Peacock4P: Lucie Hawkings5B: Zarin Kashem The School Council would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported the5M: Owen Taylor Rotary Shoebox Appeal. We collected over 135 boxes & were able to present a cheque for6C: Will Carroll £180, as many of you, so generously made6C: Sol Wilkinson extra donations. We hope the contents of the boxes will bring pleasure to many children.6P: Eleanor KilduffCHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE EXCITING PHOTOGRAPHS @
  4. 4. Getting to know our Governors Our reporters have recently tracked down our very busy governors to ask them about their roles. Pictured here is Councillor Sumner who is our Local Authority Governor.Q. What do you like to do in your spare time?A. Because I’m a Councillor for Norwood Ward, spare time comes in between doing casework for residents, going todifferent meetings both in Southport and Liverpool and lots of other things that fill a councillor’s life. So, in the Summer Ilike to spend time in the garden as there is always lots to do. But, Jamie, in the winter I follow my two favourite footballteams, Manchester United, and on the telly, Real Mallorca in the Spanish La Liga. I also like cooking (and eating).Q. What do you like about being a Governor?A. I do enjoy being a school Governor here at Norwood. I like to see how different school is now to when I went to school in the dark old days. There is so much to do apart from normal school work, and you should have seen what school dinners were like then uggggggggh!Q. What made you want to be a Governor?A. I wanted to be a Governor at Norwood because my family go back to the 1800’s living in the area. In the 1920’s my Mumwent to the Old Norwood Road School that was sited where Keats Terrace now has houses. The school was then part of AllSouls Church, which was on the corner of Peel Street and Norwood Road, now Henshaws. My Aunty, and in the late 1950’smy brother, also went to Norwood Road School. Because of these links I was so pleased when I was given the opportunityto become a Governor of this school ten years ago. None of my grand children go to the school because as they live in theNorth East it would be too far to go home for lunch! Year 6 Uni-Hockey Tournament Congratulations to Norwoods Year 6 Uni-hockey teamwho WON the Y6 tournament at Bishop David Sheppard Primary School. They beat BDS and St Phillips to become Champions!Well done to all the players who battled extremely hard, but a special mention to Tom Stewart for his guts and determination throughout the tournament! Mrs Rigby was very proud of all the children who took part.Team: Tom Stewart, Darcy Iveson-Berkley, Jamie Hough, Joshua Watkins, Jack Wallbank, Amie Blundell, Ashleigh Thomas,Emily Telford, Sophie Wright, Elise Bond. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Megan Powderly, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  5. 5. Leyland Road Methodist Church There are some fantastic events coming up at Leyland Road Church over the next couple of weeks. Why not pop along and join in the fun? Check these out!Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell.
  6. 6. Don’t forget Christmas Eve! A New Baby We are pleased to announce the arrival of Laura Rose (8lb 13oz) Mum and daughter are both well! Congratulations to Laura Rose Piggott Mrs Piggott and of course to Mr Piggott! Shinewaves Competition Time Christmas Fair Thank you all for helping, turning up in the awful weather to buy things and making our Fair the huge success it was! Last weeks competition, to decorate a tree, but not a Christmas We made £1762.42, fantastic! tree, will be carried over until next week. If you still haven’t sent your entry in now is the time to do so! PTA.Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell.