Imagine what it would be like to go to school, when there is no school…
What is #NakedTeachingDay?
Naked Teaching Day on Friday 29th September, is an opportunity for schools across the UK to raise awareness of the plight of children who attend makeshift schools in slums, under bridges, under trees, in refugee camps… It’s a chance for teachers to stick the supplies back in the store cupboard, unleash our inventiveness and undress our lessons.
The Queen's 90th Birthday
We celebrated our Monarch's 90th birthday in style with a lovely, summery picnic in the playground! We also had a birthday card competition. The children learned about Queen Elizabeth II in lessons and in a whole school assembly. Take a look at our class pages to see how we celebrated.
School and Eco Councils
The School Council and Eco Council representatives do a lot of work in promoting democracy and strong social values in our school. Please visit their pages (under the 'children' tab) to find out more about the work that they do.
The project started in Sheffield to promote 'children helping children'. Pupils were asked to bring in a teddy bear and short note to send to a refugee child. We were overwhelmed by the response as hundreds of teddies came in of all shapes and sizes.
Following a long standing tradition, families of Darton Primary sent donations of food which were taken to Barnsley Food Bank Partnership. Thank you to everyone who donated items which will help many families in need across the Barnsley area.
Macmillan and Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning
Our school raised £686 (to be divided equally between the charities) with our fantastic coffee morning. More than eighty parents attended and many families donated buns and cakes for the event. The School Council and Eco Council baked buns with Christine and Mrs Crossley to sell to the wonderful customers. All of the children were invited to dress in green and pink to celebrate the day.
We collect items for recycling (such as old mobile phones, CDs, DVDs, games, books and clothes) and have created a tuck shop to raise money for the local and international charities that we support: hearing dogs for the deaf and Kakuma refugee camp.
Last term we met Ellis, a hearing dog for the deaf. Money that we raise helps trainers to look after and teach these dogs how to support people with hearing impairments. Ellis stole our hearts but also helped us to realise how vital hearing dogs are. Our recycling schemes, donations and collecting of used stamps helps us to contribute to this charity.
Our Kakuma Café is supported by the Co-op in Darton and the School and Eco Council representatives help to create items to sell to pupils at playtime. Jane Hewitt visited school last term to tell us about the great work that the money raised contributes to - such as building classrooms for pupils in the refugee camp where class sizes are enormous at 380 pupils per class! We are proud to support this charity to enable pupils around the world to receive an education.
Our Remembrance Day Assembly
This year Class 8 delivered a whole school assembly looking at why we will be holding a 2 minute silence at 11am on the 11th November. Their assembly included the poppies that Classes 8 and 9 had created with Peter Baldry, a presentation and some wonderful poems.
Stamp Out Bullying
We showed our support for the UK wide campaign to make some noise and stamp our feet to show that we want to stamp out bullying. The photos are on the gallery section of the website.