St Edmund’s Prayer Competition-We were overwhelmed with entries from all year groups! The standard of the entries was amazing. A thank you to everyone who entered. It was a hard job to choose a winner but after much thought the winner came from Year 5. Many congratulations! https://t.co/UaSmkveiKI
Our Y5 girls competed in a borough 5-a-side tournament. They played with great skill as they tried to match their success last year. After a great morning they played a semi-final against Collis. They were crowned tournament champions with a 5-0 win in the final. Well done to all https://t.co/iTGFCyZ2OR
Today is our school feast day and we will be 85 yrs old in January. In order to have a year of celebrations we marked the beginning of the year with a wonderful feast day mass, extra playtime and a fabulous St Edmund themed balloon arch, what a great start to our anniversary year https://t.co/UUDqlXd6pp
As it is November, the month of the Holy Souls, we have continued to remember our loved ones. 3G led a Remembrance Day assembly for both KS1 & KS2. They reminded us of the importance of this day and finished the assembly by praying for peace around the world at this time. https://t.co/9fPzwB6D46
Yesterday our Tag Rugby team, Miss Duggan and Mr Lee travelled to Richmond Rugby Club to take part in a tournament. They had a great day and played extremely well, all the games were very close, they were good at defending and all the tag rugby team showed excellent team work. https://t.co/xYdKVgaATw
When I was hungry you gave me food-Matthew 25:35 We showed both of these in action at our Harvest Festival last week by donating food items to Whitton Foodbank and by learning about the work of CAFOD and taking up collection for them. #harvestfestival #primaryschool https://t.co/t5UBr8iSNz
Today we had a group of prefects visit Age UK in Whitton to sing for the guests attending their Christmas party we sang many of our favourite songs and performed some Irish Dancing too, we hope all at Age UK enjoyed our visit and have fantastic afternoon at their party.
All the children in the school were treated to the most wonderful experience of a 'Live Nativity'. The children were encouraged to get to know the animals more closely, having the opportunity to meet a donkey, a little horse, sheep, goats, chickens and mice, all of whom may have been at the real birth of baby Jesus.
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"... and all our merry band of elves were busy decorating the school last night. The children all had a look of amazement and squealed with delight when they discovered them this morning. The elves would like to thank the PA for the refreshments which were given in appreciation for last night.
Our girls football team played in a tournament last Wednesday at Bushy Park Sports Club. The girls played really well as a team, winning all their games during the first round and going unbeaten into the final round, but unfortunately we lost by 1 - 0. The girls did St Edmund's proud - well done everyone.
St Edmund's Travelling Crib As part of our Advent activities, in preparation for Christmas, your child will bring home a nativity set during November and December. Please share it as a family, play with it, set it up, talk about each character and the Christmas story as you do so. In this busy time of year this is a moment to pause, reflect and take time as a family to remember the true meaning of Christmas. It will be 'travelling' around the class – please look after it very carefully and return it as you found it, pray for every family in your class when you have the crib. In 1223, at Greccio in Italy, St. Francis of Assisi gave us the crib as a reminder of the beauty of the first Christmas Night. He used real people and animals in his first crib which he set up in the cave where he was living. He invited people to bring their donkeys, sheep & oxen. He asked people to be the different characters and so a crib was set up just as there had been in Bethlehem. They then celebrated midnight mass together to welcome in Christmas day. Ever since then many people have placed cribs in their homes and most churches have a crib. The crib can be used as a wonderful focus for prayer either at home or in the church during this time of year. A simple place, usually a safe shelter for animals and storage for goods, fit for the birth of the Son of God. The great lesson we learn from the crib is that the Good News is for all people, not just the rich, the powerful, the strong, nor the poor, the weak, the powerless but for all people. Everyone was welcome at the crib; everyone is welcome in the presence of God. We do hope you and your children will enjoy this advent activity.
St Edmund's Prayer Competition We were overwhelmed with the number of entries for the St Edmund prayer competition from all year groups! The standard and variety of the entries was amazing. A big thank you to everyone who entered. It was a very hard job to choose a winner but after much thought, prayer and deliberation the winner came from Year 5. Many congratulations! the prayer will be displayed in all classes and in the main foyer and more importantly will be prayed by the whole school.