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Woodhall Wapentake Article August 2023

What a very busy final term to the year!  St Andrew’s CE Primary School was full of enthusiasm and amazing sportsmanship during our 3 sports days this year; the 3 sports days for different year groups, allowed the children to participate in lots of races and demonstrate and celebrate their sporting progress and abilities.  We enjoyed some glorious sunshine, with the children taking part in individual sporting challenges in the morning and more traditional races in the afternoon.  Scores were totalled from the morning activities and bronze, silver and gold medals were awarded to the highest scoring pupils from each year group (some of our Year 5 and 6 medal winners are photographed).  Ash house were announced as the overall winner from all 3 days and the House Captain was presented with the Sports Day trophy, adorned with house colour ribbons, at our Collective Worship.


Hartsholme Country Park was the destination for the children in 3 of our Year 4, 5 and 6 classes, where they had an enjoyable and informative day trip.  It was a beautiful sunny day and the children had a fantastic time exploring the park using their orienteering and teamwork skills, discovering the wildlife whilst pond dipping and learning lots of facts about the natural environment from the Education Ranger.  


Meanwhile, the children in 2 of our Reception and Year 1 classes, enjoyed a day learning all about the wonderful world of marine life at Skegness Aquarium, which enhanced their ‘Under the Sea’ learning.  The Aquarium staff talked to the children about the many different fish and sharks living there and the children also learned more about the importance of keeping our seas clean and rubbish free.  Then, the children had a super time excavating dinosaur bones and Mrs Ruddock was very impressed with how much the children could remember from their dinosaurs theme, earlier this year.  The visit went swimmingly and everyone had a great time.


Finally, the school was really pleased to be able to run our annual swimming sessions at Jubilee Park again this year, with over 150 children across Reception, Year 3, 4 and 5 all participating in weekly sessions.  In additional to this, the whole school took part in a Get Safe for Summer session, during which the children gained key swim safety knowledge both in the pool and on the poolside.  The Year 6 children also had a wonderful time at their annual fun swim session, where they celebrated the end of their time at St Andrew’s with their school friends.  Huge thanks go to all the staff at Jubilee Park Swimming Pool for their wonderful help and support in preparing and running these sessions.