On Monday 8th October, Zoo Lab kindly brought a wide selection of mini-beasts and reptiles to Holly Grove School. The children loved looking at them and some children were brave enough to even hold them! Thank you to Zoo Lab for the annual visit, we always look forward to seeing you.
Last Friday our Year 6 pupils came back after school to be part of a very special celebration assembly. We celebrated their achievements and looked back at their time here at Holly Grove.
The evening started at 6 o clock with pupils turning up in their smartest dresses and suits and had photo opportunities with their friends and family followed by a buffet. We then made our way into the auditorium for a special assembly where the pupils were presented with a leavers gift, personalised poem written by Cathy Cryer and a leavers book full of memories.
It was an emotional evening but everyone had an amazing night and we wish our leavers every success in the future and hope they keep in touch.
A massive well done to one of Holly Grove’s Teaching Assistants, Rosie Garnett, for facing her fears and tandem skydiving from 15,000ft to raise money for our charity. Rosie’s skydive has raised £781.25 with more donations still coming in. A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored and donated online and a big thanks to Rosie!
Holly Grove School has recently been awarded the Bronze Award for all the work the Eco Council have done around the school in the last year to make it more eco friendly. We are currently working towards the Silver Award and at our last meting the children decided they would do some work in the community.
So today some of the Eco Council went to Towneley Park to help clean up the area, do some weeding and plant some bulbs. We met up with ‘The Friends of Towneley Park,’ who are a group of dedicated volunteers who work to maintain and improve the park for the whole community to enjoy. We had a fantastic time and cant wait to go back and see the bulbs we have planted turn into flowers.
Well what an energetic week it has been! We have been taking part in Sports Week to tie in with the start of the World Cup and all the children participated in lots of fun activities. On Monday we started the week off with some light Yoga. Tuesday saw us playing boccia and curling. On Wednesday our football team went to Pendle View to represent the school in a football tournament – and we only won 3-1 against the hosts Pendle View! On Thursday some children went to a swimming gala at Accrington Academy and they all did us proud. Each class was given a country to represent and learn about and on Friday all the classes came together in the hall to share food they had made from their nominated country. It has been a fantastic week with everyone coming together and working hard as a team. well done everyone for all your hard work
The Georgia Fourie Butterfly Fund is delighted to announce it has come in 1st place and bagged £2450 from the Tesco Bags of Help Grant. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Tesco and Padiham stores. The money will go straight towards helping the children of Holly Grove School and their families.
Holly Grove has celebrated in style today, by hosting a ‘Street Party’ to celebrate the Great Get Together and the Royal Wedding. Although the Great Get Together is meant to be held in June, in celebration of Jo Cox’s belief “that we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us,” we have celebrated today and linked our get together to the Royal Wedding.
Children came into school dressed as Princes and Princesses and we had a fun packed day. We had a ‘Royal Wedding’ in the morning with our wonderful bride and groom, Harley and Isobelle, we wrote wedding wishes which will be posted off to the Royal couple and we made and decorated our own Union Jack flags.
In the afternoon we invited parents and members of the local community in to School to celebrate with us. And the highlight of the afternoon was ‘The Great British Wedding Cake Bake Off.’ All classes made a wedding cake and some parents took part as well. You can see from the pictures what a fantastic effort everyone made.
Hola! Today has been Spanish Day at Holly Grove and we have loved every minute of it. In the morning we learnt all about Spanish culture, looked at the Spanish language, tried tapas for snack and learnt to Flamenco dance. In the afternoon we experimented with Spanish Art, played some Spanish instruments (the maracas were our favourite) and we designed our own classic Spanish fans. You can tell by our pictures we had a great day.
The Burnley Campus catering team have visited Holly Grove today and met with the school council to discuss a new menu. The students got to taste a delicious range of food and they were really impressed. Some of the food included cottage pie, sausages, lasagne, mint choc ice cream and of course Gillian’s famous cornflake cake. All of the food went down a treat and the students were well and truly stuffed. A huge thank you to Dionne, Janet, Gillian and the whole catering team for taking the time to listen to our students views and letting them taste test some of this yummy food. We are looking forward to these items being on the new menu.