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Celebration of Kindness Week 2018!

FORMBY'S Trinity St Peter's C.E. Primary School, have recently run held a 'Celebration of Kindness Week' and have managed to raise an incredible ₤936.05! What a fantastic achievement!  The week of celebrations kickstarted with the debut of the new School music video, that reminding us to:- "Laugh more and worry less."

Principal Mrs Deborah Pringle said:- "The children certainly took this advice on board as they laughed through the entire video; watching themselves, their friends, their teachers and even some parents taking part... On Monday, Nursery and Year 1 were asked to bring in 1 of their teddy bears and encouraged to nurture it throughout the School day. Years 2 and 3 also took part in their very own TSP 'Bake Off!'; the children had clearly worked incredibly hard at home as they arrived at School with some amazing creations. They sold their cakes throughout the day and raised a staggering amount of money! On Tuesday, the whole School came together to participate in TSP's Got Voice, a musical event led by our Year 6 Think Tank committee. All the children were divided into their four Houses (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) and given a song to perform that day. In the afternoon, the whole School came together and performed for each other, with Mrs Pringle and Mrs Meredith acting as our judges! The children thoroughly enjoyed the day, spending time with their siblings and other friends from different year groups. Thank you to Think Tank for organising such a great day! On Wednesday, Years 4 and 5 took part in the TSP Triathlon. Year 5 went swimming and Year 4 completed a 'relay style' bicycle challenge throughout their lessons. As a phase group, the children also completed a mile run on the School field. After setting a challenging target of 180 miles the children managed... 192 miles! Well done!"

We where also told that:- "Throughout the week, Reception and Year 6 buddies worked on a 'pop art' style project together. The children always love spending time with each other, but they particularly enjoyed this week where they were able to create something special together. The children then held an art exhibition on Thursday for all their parents to come in and see their finished pieces. As part of our fundraising for Children In Need, the Year 6 class were invited to be part of a 'super choir,' singing an original song:- 'We Are All Stars,' co-written by Mr Cook from Formby High School. This song is available for download and money raised will go towards Children In Need. This is yet another fantastic achievement for our children. A snippet of the children singing this can also be found on the Year 6 Twitter page. Our week concluded with the children being presented with their 'Choose Kind' t-shirts on Friday afternoon while participating in a range of activities for Children In Need. Years 1 to 6 then came together to perform 'Wonder' by Emeli Sande. It was such a powerful song and a beautiful moment to share together as a whole School. It was the perfect conclusion to what has been a fantastic week!"

Mrs Pringle added:- "Thank you to all those involved and for all those who gave in donations or sponsored children in their activities. We have been very kind and raised an incredibly impressive amount of money!"

For more information about the School visit:- TrinityStPeters.Org.  You can watch it below or go direct to it on YouTube if the above video is not working...

Liverpool author to host storytelling event

LIVERPOOL scientist turned author Jennifer Jones is inviting parents and their children to attend the official launch of her new book next month. The former lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University will be hosting an event at Write Blend Bookshop, Waterloo, on 1 December 2018, at 2pm. Jennifer, who released:- 'The Adventures of Markus Moldewarp' on Amazon in October, will talk to guests about her journey as an author and will also read a story from the book to children.  There will be creative activities for youngsters to take part in and an opportunity for children to buy a copy of the book signed by the author.

The 'Adventures of Markus Moldewarp' was inspired by the 69 year old's passion for the natural world, in particular soil. The book includes several adventures all featuring a young mole, who decides he prefers life above ground rather than below.

She said:- "I'm very much looking forward to sharing my new book with children and parents at the event on December 1. I have some fun activities lined up and I think the children will adore Markus and his sidekick Quigley the worm. They are very loveable characters and I hope they will inspire children to develop a greater love of the natural world which surrounds them."

Jennifer, from Hunts Cross, launched her writing career almost 12 months ago after a new found hobby in bird watching motivated her to pen her debut publication:- 'Rock on Barney.'

Whilst initially a little apprehensive to be starting a new vocation when many people her age were beginning to wind down and enjoy retirement, Jennifer has embraced her role and creative profession. She now takes her books into Schools and libraries and runs workshops to convey important messages about the environment.

Jennifer, who continues to lecture part time at Chester University, is currently in the process of developing a new project combining literacy and nature, which she hopes to roll out to Schools in the New Year. She said:- "Establishing good reading and writing skills among young children is essential and when this can be combined with other fun topics such as learning about the natural world, children come alive. My new project will focus very much on combining literacy and nature and I can't wait to start delivering this within Schools."

For more information about Jennifer's latest books, author visits and projects visit the website or send her an email.  You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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