Wednesday, 19 September 2012

School Council

Congratulations to Abigail and Ajay who have been voted as School Council President and Vice President respectively. The staff are looking forward to working with them leading the school council in helping give our pupils a voice in the running and improving of our school.

George and his torch

On Tuesday 18th September, local torch bearer George brought his Olympic torch to show the pupils and staff. George, a GCSE pupil at John Port, carried the torch through Derby on 29th June after being nominated by the school. Archie's cousin, George is 14 years old and has Achondroplasia which is the most common form of Dwarfism. Due to Spinal problems, he had metal rods inserted into his back when he was around 6 years. This has vastly reduced his agility, as he is unable to bend his back as everyone else can. George has been involved in sport Locally, Nationally and Internationally from a very young age, including competing in the World Games, every 4 years in Toronto, Paris and Belfast, He will be going to the next World Games which will be in the USA in 2013. Nationally, George started competing in the National Games held by the Dwarf Sports Association uk (DSAuk) when he was around 3-4 years. At that age he was throwing the Tennis Ball, and Frisbee and ran 10 metres. He then progressed onto Boccia, Swimming and Table Tennis as well as the normal team sports. In the last few years he has settled on the sports he likes, so he now competes in Table Tennis, Hockey and Basketball. George was kind enough to let all the children in school have a hold of his torch, so from all at Silverhill... Thank you George and good luck in your next competitions.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

House Captains 2012-13

Congratulations to all the Year 6 pupils chosen to represent their House Teams this year.The children confidently gave some magnificent speeches and once the votes came in the results are as follows...

Ruby Captains - Angelina and Tarren 
Vice Captains - Lauren and Arjan

Amethyst Captains - Grace and Harry 
Vice Captains - Darcie and Matt

Diamond Captains - Imogen and Danny 
Vice Captains - Lucy and Archie

Emerald Captains - Bethany and Samuel 
Vice Captain - Wisaal

We are confident you will all do a wonderful job!

Friday, 7 September 2012

New chicken pen

As the first week back draws to a close, many of you have enjoyed watching the chickens enjoying their new home! With a lot of hard work from The Princes Trust the old pen was removed and a lovely new home was created. On a sunny August day many children and Mrs McBride and Miss Smith returned to school to see the Mayor of Derby officially open the new pen. Thank you to the Princes Trust for all their hard work. We are sure the chickens will be very happy in their new home!  

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Miss Brandrick becomes Mrs McBride

On a warm and dry August day a group of our Year 5 and 6 pupils from the school choir sang beautifully at Sudbury Church during a very special marriage ceremony after they watched our very own Miss Brandrick become Mrs McBride!. Later, Mr and Mrs McBride were joined by lots of the teachers who help celebrate and dance the night away at the fairytale wedding.

Congratulations to the very happy couple!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Welcome back....

Welcome back to a new school year!

We hope you have had a lovely break and ready for the adventure to begin!

Come back later to find out what some of the teachers have been doing over the summer and to read all the latest news from Silverhill!