Children in Need 2023
This year the School Council chose to run a ‘Pudsey Raffle.’ There were 3 prizes containing a lunch box, water bottle, wrist band, badge, pen and plenty of chocolate. The winners were:
1st prize: Kian
2nd prize: Archie
3rd prize: Michael
We have sorted all of the old reading scheme books that we no longer use. We packaged them up to send to Africa so other children can use them to learn to read.
The Queen's Commemorative Tree - October 2022
In memory of Queen Elizabeth II we have planted a magnolia tree in the ‘Bartons Beach Outside Oasis.’ The magnolia is a variety called Elizabeth. The Queen requested that the flowers laid in honour of her life should be collected and composted. We collected the flowers left at Holy Cross Church and they will feed the new tree. Our local councillor Keir Greenway came along for the official planting ceremony. He presented us with a Bee Hotel. We can’t wait to see our tree flower in the spring.
Team Bartons were invited to work with Berkeley Homes to commemorate the completion of the Bersted Park housing estate where our school is located. The Time Capsule contents include information and items which represent life in 2021. It has been buried on the estate in the Italian Gardens near to the sundial. We attended the ceremony to place it in the ground. Some of us even got to use the shovel and throw the dirt in on top of the capsule. Berkeley Homes created a press release and we were mentioned in the Bognor Observer newspaper. The Time Capsule will be buried for 25 years – we wonder if any members of Team Bartons will be there when it is dug up?