URGENT: Snow Closure Friday 10th

❄️❄️ SNOW CLOSURE – online learning ❄️❄️
Myself and the Governors have had to make the very, very difficult decision to keep the school closed today.

I will not be able to get staff in to keep the children safe as we have staff travelling from Coventry, Redditch, Leamington, Warwick and Daventry. Work will be put on learning platforms or emailed to you as parents for today. We will move crazy hair day to Monday – which will coincide with the beginning of Science week. To make it more special children may also come in to school in non-uniform. I am so sorry that this decision has been made but I need to give you all as much notice as possible.

I will liaise with FOSM about the disco this evening and let you all know.

Calling all budding artists! My Democracy Design Competition.

This summer we’re celebrating 150 years of the Houses of Parliament! It took nearly 30 years to rebuild the Palace of Westminster after a devastating fire, but in 1870 it was finally completed with the beautiful mosaic tiles in Central Lobby.

To help us celebrate, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons is calling on budding young artists to take part in an exciting summer art competition to design their own democracy themed tile!

Please click on the link below to get involved…

Good luck to all!

St Mary’s pupils shone in this year’s Oxford German Olympiad

Skylarks pupils once again took part in the annual competition, which sees schools from across the country participating. The Oxford University German Department called all young learners of German to enter the competition and the theme this year was “Natur und Technik” – Nature and Technology.

Skylarks were asked to research and reflect on “Natur und Technik” in the German-speaking world, how and where the two concepts overlap and what challenges they might pose to us in the 21st century. 

There were more than 750 entries submitted by pupils from 97 schools across the UK.

We are extremely pleased to report that four of our pupils were successful in the competition! Maisie McCormick and Zachary Bosworth were highly commended in the category “Design a robot and label its parts, write what it can do.” Darcey Meredith was highly commended in the category You’re going to set up a community on Mars – draw your spaceship and the fifteen most important things to take, and label them.” Matilda O’Connor was runner up for the same category, and has been invited to receive her prize at Oxford’s prestigious Bodleian Library next year. We should add that it is the second year in a row that Matilda has received a prize – bravo! 

Well done to all of the Skylarks who participated, the standard of your work was truly excellent.