And here is the news…

It gives me great pleasure to write to you on Father’s Friday for this extra newsletter and what a tremendous response we have had. A packed celebration assembly to start the day with so many dads and important people in our children’s lives, which is, once again, testament to the terrific support that you as a parent community give our school. I do hope that you all had a super day being back at school, enjoyed your learning, ran around maybe just a bit and took in the whole Westwood experience. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to join us and I will look forward to the next one!

Last week’s newsletter was sent just before the extravaganza that is Westwood’s Got Talent and what a wonderful evening we all had. The children all performed with charisma and confidence and it was so good to see the many talents that they all have. From comedy to song, acting to martial arts, there was something for everyone and all of it received by a welcoming and enthusiastic audience. Again, the event was sold out and I must thank our Friends of westwood School for their hard work, commitment and dedication to providing us with such fantastic events that bring our community together. I can fully understand why it is such a popular event and I was so proud of everyone for being able to stand in front of a large group and perform as brilliantly as they did.

I am very excited to report back on the success of our Westwood Community Library. It is now fully open as a lending library and has been used extensively already by our children, who are enjoying their reading and the opportunity to borrow new and engaging books, both fiction and non fiction. Everyone has a borrowing card which entitles them to two books, which they can borrow for up to 2 weeks at a time. If you, or friends from the village would also like to join our library then you are most welcome. If you pop in when the library is open, either on a Tuesday or Friday from 3.15-4pm and give us your name, we can very quickly make you a card for your next visit. I am so grateful to Jane Caston and our Friends for making Westwood Community Library such a wonderful and unique resource. The children are very lucky and I know it will be so well used. Can I point you to our school website, where, with your lender number, you will be able to log in and write a review of the book you have read and search for the books we have in our library. It would be great to see you using the library in this way. Please point your mouse to the Community section and then Westwood Community Library.

Congratulations must be given to our talented athletes who took part in the Bradford on Avon Cluster Athletics tournament earlier in the week. These children volunteered to be part of a small team who went up against other schools and represented our school proudly. Well done everyone, you deserved your second place and thank you for taking part. Can I also take this opportunity, on a sporting theme, to say a very big well done to everyone who has taken part in an after school sports club this year. Recently our golfers won a tournament against very stiff competition, our footballers and hockey players have developed some excellent skills and our dancers, as we know, have had such a successful year. Not to mention, of course, our martial artists, who continue to work their way up their gradings with commitment and focus.

Lastly, our ICT in the Community club is now well under way and has space for more members. So far we have had fun with word processing and some programming, so if you would like to come along, the next one will be on Thursday 3rd July in the school hall straight after school.  No experience necessary!

Can I wish you all a very enjoyable weekend indeed.

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