Pretty Muddy

What a weekend! I am so lucky to work at St. Augustine’s School. I work with some of the most amazing people who are always willing to have a go at things and never afraid to get stuck in.

At the weekend it was Pretty Muddy, part of the Race for Life programme that takes place all over the country raising money for charity.IMG_1405

Quite a few of us went along to Rother Valley Country Park to run (?) 5K whilst having mud thrown at us! Mad or what??

It was great fun and we raised money for a great cause along the way. I bet some of you know someone who is doing this. I would love you to tell me all about it.


Back to school.

I really can’t believe that it is the Summer term again. Doesn’t it come round quickly?

As usual it’s going to be a busy one with so many exciting things to come. There are the usual round of exciting visits including the residential trip to Caythorpe for Year 6. I can’t wait?!?!

Watch out for lots of news and pictures. I really want to hear your thoughts and ideas.


Maple at Rand Farm


So, Maple class have now arrived and the fun has already started. We have had a tour of the farms, met all the animals, held tiny chicks, watched the milking, done a quiz, had lunch and been out on the outdoor play equipment. Phew!!!

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now watching a fascinating presentation about bees and honey before making a candle. Busy busy busy!



YEW – Rand Farm

Wow, what a busy day we had yesterday. No time to stop! But in the words of many of the children “the greatest day EVER!!!”.

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The sun shone and we did so many exciting things – bottle feeding lambs, holding tiny chicks, playing outside, playing inside. We never stopped. We ended the day with a lovely shower, drink and bed. Everyone settled down brilliantly and I never heard another sound until we literally went round shaking everyone awake at seven o’ clock!

IMG_0147We have already been out in the beautiful sunshine mucking out pigs, milking cows and cleaning out rabbits and guinea pigs. Time for s hearty breakfast and back out into the sunshine.

See you later back in Worksop!


Sport Relief

What an amazing day we are having. Darcie-Grace says it is “the best day EVER!!!!!!!”.

We began with our first ever Poetry Assembly where every class gave a performance of a poem they had learned. Every single one was amazing with particular praise for Year 1 but the winner of the tropDSC_0661hy was Year 5. They recited an amazing poem called The Last Few Minutes which was written by Emily Harrison who I believe is only twelve. A most moving, thought provoking piece of writing and a fabulous performance by Year 5.

Lunch time brought huge excitement as the whistle blew for the second staff netball match for Sport Relief. Tension was high and staff quickly showed their competitive sides! We all held our breath as Mrs. Eccles took a tumble but she came up smiling as usual. I am so proud of the fact that our staff are always prepared to throw themselves into things and help the children to have a great time.


The sight that really lifted my heart was the celebrations after the match with all the school dancing on the playground to Uptown Funk and various other favourites. So much energy and so many smiles.

Even as I type this children are running, walking and staggering DSC_0745around the school field to complete the sponsored mile and we still have the cake auction after school to look forward to. Once again the staff have come up with the goods – the cakes are amazing.DSC_0742



What a day! I feel incredibly lucky to work with such dedicated, enthusiastic staff and I know that the children will remember today for a very long time. Huge thanks to all.


Play Makers

We have had such an exciting day. For ages now we have been trying to train a group of Year 6 children to act as Play Makers at lunch times. Well, we have finally done it! IMG_0627-1

IMG_0626At lunch time Miss. Bennett left the staff room to go over to the other building and she came rushing back in a right state saying ‘Look outside, look outside!’ Several of us jumped up and looked out of the window and sure enough, the Play Makers were out there leading fun activities with groups of children joining in and generally having a great time.


Were you one of the children who joined in with the Play Makers? What did you do? Was it fun? Have you got any ideas or suggestions to make sure that this is a success and that it keeps going?IMG_0629