British Values at Holly Grove
The 5 British Values we promote at Holly Grove are:
The Rule of Law
Mutual Respect and
Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
Click below to see how we promote British Values at Holly Grove
Remembrance Day 2020
Remembrance Day honours the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices that were made in past wars and also marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.
It was a little different for us at Holly Grove this year due to Covid restrictions. We couldn’t sell poppies around campus but instead we made our own poppies and stuck them on our classroom doors. We held a 2 minutes silence at 11am and we talked about why we remember these soldiers and why we wear poppies.
Unfortunately due to lockdown the ‘VE Day street party’ that the School Council at Holly Grove had organised could not go ahead. But lockdown and Covid-19 did not stop Holly Grove’s staff and pupils from celebrating VE Day in their own special way. Holly Grove sent out activity packs to each pupil and a list of ways in which they could celebrate whilst staying safely at home.
VE Day on the 7th May marked the 75th Anniversary of the surrender of Germany at the end of the Second World War in 1945. Staff and pupils were encouraged to hang bunting up and turn their streets red, white and blue, make Union Jack flags, have a 1940s style picnic, listen to old music, learn about their families involvement in WWII and raise a good old cup of tea to our heroes.
At 11am a 2 minutes silence was held to remember all the fallen heroes and reflect on the service and sacrifice given by so many.
At 3pm families were invited to clap on their doorstep and say “to those who gave so much we thank you.”
At 9pm the Queen gave a speech to the nation. The Queen said the message of VE Day is “never give up, never despair.” Click here to watch the Queens speech.
At 9.15pm the nation was invited to sing along in a rendition of Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again.’ To watch the video click here.
We have received some fantastic photos from all our staff and pupils. We hope you all had a fantastic day celebrating such a momentous occasion.
“Reo Has Really Enjoyed Making Bunting For Our V.E Day Party In The Garden And He Even Made A Scone And Tasted Some Of The Cream , He Also Loved Watching The Red Arrows On TV Doing The Fly Over.”
“On Thursday we made some bunting for VE Day by painting with red and blue on white paper. On Friday we had a VE Day picnic and Thomas dressed in red, white and blue. In the morning Thomas watched a VE Day programme with me on BBC1 and we talked about the war, the queen, why we do a two minute silence and why there are wreaths of poppies and flowers. We also took part in the two minute silence and Thomas did really well with this, he tried really hard. Lastly we watched the spitfires fly and he liked seeing these.”
The Royal Wedding
Holly Grove has celebrated in style 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 in May 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.
The Great British Afternoon Tea
A huge thank you to everyone who came to the ‘Jo Cox Great Get Together’ on Friday 14th June 2019. Our aim was to bring all members of the community together and celebrate British values. This is held 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 had an afternoon tea competition and every class took part. There were some fantastic entries but the winning class was class 2. Well done!