Today we welcomed Nadiya Hussain, the 2015 Great British Bake Off Champion, to Parkfield. Nadiya came today because we had won Rochdale Council's competition where we had to get as many people as possible to 'pledge' to recycle. We came 1st out of all Rochdale schools - with over 1,400 pledges.
The day started with a special assembly where Nadiya presented awards to the top 10 'pledgers' from Rochdale schools. Children from Reception to Year 6 from schools across the borough had their opportunity to meet, greet and have a photo with Nadiya. We were also presented with a cheque for £1000 for coming first overall and the 'Eco Team' are going to decide what we spend our winnings on.
Year One, Six and members of the school Eco Team were then involved in special classes where Nadiya supported them with decorating cakes and biscuits.
Overall, the day was a fantastic experience and is something that the children at Parkfield will remember for many years to come.
Thanks to Rochdale Council and Nadiya for such a memorable day.
The winner and runners up of the cake baking competition, along with their siblings and their families, enjoyed joining in with an afternoon tea this afternoon as a reward.
Tonight at 3pm you can come and visit the recycling van that will be outside the front Reception at school, you can also order new bins and pledge your support to our campaign, it is completely free and all you have to do is say you will recycle, that's it!. Please please come and give us your support, we are just hanging on to first place, we desperately need your help. See you at 3pm. Thank you
Many thanks to all the children and their families who brought in a cake they'd baked using a fairtrade ingredient. They were sold after school on Friday with over £200 of donations going to Sport Relief.
The awards given are:
Overall Winner - Tea Party
Runners Up -Tea Party
Louis T (Y1)
Freya M and Jaiden H (Y1/2)
Special Commendations for Creativity
Jessica and Grace (R & Y3)
We would like to invite you to bake at home, with your children, it could be a cake, buns, scones or biscuits for our Fairtrade competition. There will be a winner and 2 runners up.
We ask that at least one of the ingredients is a Fairtrade Product, it can be sugar chocolate, cocoa powder, bananas etc.
The winners will be invited to afternoon tea with a guest (mum, nanna, dad, grandad) along with Mrs Palfreyman and a Governor.
The overall winner will also receive a special Fairtrade Prize.
All you need to do is send your bake this Friday morning, the entries will be judged by representatives from School Council, Eco and Food Team.
After school on Friday, all the cakes will be available in the hall for you to sample and take home. If you would like to make a small donation to Sport Relief then it will be gratefully received.
Thank you and Good Luck.
Monday 29th February sees the start of Fairtrade Fortnight and the Eco Team here in school are promoting this in a variety of ways. The children will be designing posters and letters that we hope will persuade you to buy a Fairtrade product over the two weeks to try at home. It may be bananas, sugar, chocolate, hot chocolate or coffee. Even Ben and Jerry's do a Fairtrade Ice Cream, Mmmm.
We will be inviting you to take part in a 'Bake at Home' using a Fairtrade product on Friday 11th March 2016. The Eco Team would like to invite you to bake at home (Thursday night) using a fairtrade product and send it into school on the Friday to be entered into our Fairtrade Competition. Of course we wont be able to sample every cake or biscuit, so the winning bake will be mainly judged on presentation. There will be prizes and at the end of the school day we will be inviting you to come and sample the cakes or take them home. The Eco team have decided to ask for donations which will be donated to Sport Relief.
Although a little later than other schools we have today launched our recycle4schools campaign, we hope that as many people as possible register their pledge to recycle. You can pledge online or by sending your pledge to the Freepost address or bring it to school and we will send it for you. Please help us by making your pledge today. Don't forget to ask your friends and relatives too.
Unfortunately we have had to postpone our Birdwatch due the heavy rain and now Storm Gertrude. We are hoping for a break in the weather so the Eco team can then upload their results onto the RSPB website next week.
A Chinese delegation visited school today. They observed a series of lessons, had lunch with the School and Eco Council and took part in a question-and-answer session with Year 6.
Our Eco Council are taking part in ‘Switch Off Fortnight’ which is a campaign to help everyone save energy.
Our Energy Inspectors will be visiting classes over the next two weeks to check if lights are being turned off, if computers are left on standby, rather than being turned off and checking if we are wasting energy by leaving windows open while heating is on!!
We will also be helping to get the message back to our friends and families, to make a special effort to ‘switch off’.
We hope everyone will join in.
As part of Switch-off Fortnight, our eco-councillors are encouraging children to save energy by switching electrical devices off when they aren't being used - monitors, lights, projectors etc.
You can find out more ways to save energy at this website - http://jointhepod.org/activities/
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