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Friday 14th October 2022

This week, children continued learning about important and inspiring people from Bristol, with an assembly about Princess Campbell. One of our school houses is named after Princess Campbell, but did you know she was the first black Ward Sister in the city? She was subject to discrimination, and overlooked for the first positions she applied for despite being over-qualified. In later life, she visited schools to talk with and inspire young people. Learn more by clicking here.
You may remember the poem “You Called, We Came” from last week. Here is an impressive and inspiring video of the children from St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School who have set the poem to music.

YOU CALLED... WE CAME (ft. Ebony Steel Band)

In celebration of Black History Month - this is a tribute to all those who serve the NHS and their families, especially those of the Windrush Generation. Based on the poem "You Called... and We Came" by Professor Laura Serrant OBE.

School Council

A big well done to all the children who put themselves forward for school council elections last week.  It is lovely to see that so many children want to be involved. As a school we try to make sure that different children get this opportunity every year alongside other roles such as eco reps and class helpers. Our first school council meeting will be in the last week of this term and we look forward to letting you know what they will be doing this year. 

Y6 Secondary School Applications

Thank you to the parents that attended the information evening about applying for secondary school places.  Just a reminder that the deadline for applications is 31st October 2022.  If you are considering applying for one of the new Oasis schools (either at Daventry Road or Temple Quarter) please be aware that there is a separate admissions process for these new schools and you should still fill in a local authority application for alternative choices.  If you need help applying, or want to ask any questions before you do so, please come and speak to Miss Mullen or Mrs Brown in the office.

Harvest Collection

This year we will continue to support The Matthew Tree Project with our annual Harvest-time collection in school. Please bring donations of food in tins or packets, as well as toiletries. The Matthew Tree Project provides a food bank service and support to empower people who have fallen into crisis, for whatever reason, to rebuild their lives and create a better, healthier, happier future. You will find collection boxes in the middle playground near the community room for your donations.


Tag Rugby

Week two of the mixed Tag Rugby tournament saw the Year 5 and Year 6 teams enjoy more fast-paced, competitive games of tag rugby. It was great to see how each team member increased their skills and confidence in such a short space of time. In Year 5 Flora reflected on her own improvement, Bea displayed dogged determination and Theo demonstrated a natural flair and speed. In Year 6, Beth showed a great improvement, Oli and Eli dodged and danced around the pitch and Max quickly picked up the game proving to be a valuable team member. Year 5 team captains Imogen and Joshua have written the following report: "We had lots of games of rugby and won 3 out of 4. Everyone played really well, did great passes and it was lots of fun. The most improved player was Nathaniel as his confidence increased in each match." Year 6 also won 3 out of 4 games and captains Eva and Aiden reported to Mrs Casling, "It was great and Olivia improved and gained more confidence ending up with a brilliant try." Aiden realised that “people were passing to everyone and not just their friends which was great teamwork." We can't wait for next week. Thank you to last week's captains Rubie, Adan, Olivia and Eli. Also, a huge thank you goes to Leanne who supported and coached the Year 6 team.

More Rugby News!

On Friday 7th October, ten enthusiastic Year 5 girls attended a Girls Tag Rugby festival organised by Ashton Park Sports Partnership at Broadplain Rugby Club. Our two aims of the day were to have fun and to improve in each game. Every girl achieved both of these goals with terrific tagging (defensive play) from everyone - especially Emily, Daisy, Eira, Antosia and Frankie - plus talented try scoring or assisting by Hiba, Annie, Pearl, Meredith and Ruby. All the girls should be so proud of themselves as they showed true Victoria Park spirit...and a great sense of fun. Thank you to all parent helpers; Mrs Casling particularly enjoyed the crossbar challenge. Here's a match report from Captains Hiba and Meredith. "Year 5 Tag rugby was amazing. A group of 10 girls walked to Broadplain Rugby pitches with some parents, Mrs Casling and our special mascot Alex (Antosia's brother). We played against our fellow primary schools, match after match. "It was so fun; I would love to do it again" reported Eira. "We enjoyed ourselves through the entire event and hope we get picked again. Although we lost our matches, we still had fun," exclaimed Meredith. We hope the match report has inspired you to watch the Women's World Cup or get involved locally with Broadplain Rugby Club.

A Reminder About Pupil Mobile Phones

Some children in Years 5 and 6 are allowed to walk to and from school on their own, where their parents/carers have given permission. This is why pupils in Years 5 and 6 may also be allowed to carry a mobile phone. Phones must be switched off as soon as pupils enter the school grounds, then handed to their teacher at registration. These are kept securely in the school office until the end of the day. Children have been reminded to turn their phones off as soon as they enter the school site.

A chance to get involved in the Bump in the Night Lantern Parade through Bristol City Centre on Sunday 30 October

The Procession leaves Broadmead at 5pm and arrives at Bristol Old Vic approx 5.45pm

Part of the parade will be themed around - The Anansi Story

Come and take part in Free Dance and Costume Workshops at Bristol Old Vic on King Street.

Carnival Structure Making with Ruth Ramsay

Workshops are centred on building the big Anansi carnival puppet - ages 8 plus and accompanied by adults or adults are welcome Friday October 14th, 6.30 - 8.30pm and Saturday October 15th, 12 - 5pm

Dance and Head-dress sessions with Ripton Lindsay and Ruth Ramsay 

  • Suitable for all ages and generations: Individuals families and groups of friends. No experience necessary
  • Saturday October 29th, 10 - 12pm or  1 - 3pm or 4 - 6pm
  • Workshops Dance Headdress will be spending 1 hour in dance and 1 hour in headdress making both guided by experienced workshop professionals
  • Participants should bring a bottle of water and wear clothing and shoes comfortable for dancing and headdress workshops

Storytelling Performance all participants are invited to this session with African story teller Kabbo who will share some Anansi stories with you - spaces are limited so please book

Saturday 29th October 3 - 4pm

Dance Recap Session (for previous workshop attendees to practice)

Sunday October 30th, 10 - 11 & 11-12

How to book a place – Please sign up is via the Bump in the Night website here: Please make sure you book the Bristol Old Vic Sessions on the dates in RED above.

General info here -

Bristol Museums half term family fun activities

Head to Blaise Museum for some spooky family fun this October half term. Try your hand at some beautiful bat crafting activities with Jem Dick, our crafter-in-residence and see if you can spot all the pumpkins on our house trail. Snuggle up for spooky tales of witches and dragons with Michael Loader, our resident story teller. Running on 22 and 26 October 11am to 3pm. To book your free place visit: What's On - Bristol Museums

We hope you can join us at the end of term for our Autumn and Harvest songs. Come to the middle playground after dropping off your children. Each performance will last approximately 15 minutes.

  • Thursday 20th October at 9:00am for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
  • Friday 21st October at 9:00am for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6