During the week children took part in Yoga,gymnastics and martial arts sessions; KS2 took part in anxiety management workshops and Trigolf; they practised mindfulness in class and we introduced new playground equipment. On Friday, they turned their clothes inside out to raise awareness of mental health challenges.
Schoolchildren light up Handforth station for Christmas
Friends of Handforth Station have this year called upon St Benedict's Catholic Primary School to design and create a vibrant art display to bring colour to the station at night time over the Christmas period.
Children in the Reception class have been busy creating three colourful stained-glass effect Christmas windows to light up the station's 'Art in a Box' displays during the evenings. The theme behind this year's display is 'Children preparing for Christmas'.
Reception class teacher, Andrea Ogden, said, "All the children and teachers in the class have been involved, and have had great fun sticking our colourful pieces of cellophane to different sections of the pictures, particularly on the Father Christmas and his Reindeer picture. :: Click Here to read the full article ::
A meadow in memory of much-loved school supervisor
With trowels and gardening gloves in hand, the Handforth community turned out in force to plant an area of St Benedict's school field with an abundance of shrubs, bulbs and seeds in memory of a much-loved member of the school and village.
Over 150 people came together on Saturday 19th October to plant hundreds of bulbs to create 'Marchbank Meadow', an area of the field set aside as a memory garden in tribute to Val Marchbank a midday supervisor at the school who died last October.
Val was lead lunchtime supervisor at St Benedict's, having started working at the school in the early 1980s as a cook, together with her sister Rose, who was then the site manager. Val had five children and six grandchildren, most of whom have attended the school.
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Children at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Handforth ‘took to the air’ this week for a whistle-stop tour of the globe.
As part of the school’s Geography Week, each child was issued with a ‘passport’ and ‘boarding pass’ on Monday morning.
Meanwhile staff, dressed as cabin crew, ushered them into the school hall to meet Captain Lee Montague-Trenchard to prepare for ‘take-off’.
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With the summer holidays now behind us, this past week has marked a big step for hundreds of little ones across Wilmslow and Handforth and their families, as they embarked on a new adventure with their first day at school. :: READ MORE ::