On the 29th June the Rotakids were invited by Carnforth Rotary to attend a special meeting at the Longlands Hotel. They were joined by Slyne with Hest Primary school and after a lovely buffet tea the Arkholme Rotakids gave an informative talk and powerpoint presentation to explain all the activities they have been involved in during the past 12 months.
Class 2 Trip to Skipton Castle
Class 2 had a fabulous day at Skipton Castle on Thursday 22nd June. We had a wonderful tour guide, Tracey, who told us all about the castle. We learnt so much, not just about the castle, but also where things we say everyday come from. We went in the banquet room, kitchen and even the dungeon, but the highlight for many of the children was ‘The Long Drop’! Tempting though it was, Mrs Whitaker and Miss Hayton did not leave the children in the dungeon. They were perfectly behaved, something that was commented upon by our guide and represented our school brilliantly.
This morning Class 1 acted out the story from the book ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and tried lots of different kinds of fruit.
They then conducted a survey to vote for their favourite fruit, the result being Bananas!
Today Class 1 have been on a wonderful, colourful trip to India. They rode an elephant and enjoyed a lively session of Bollywood dancing
to help them work up an appetite, there were some amazing smells wafting from the school kitchen which was transformed into an Indian Restaurant for a feast of curry, rice, chapati and naan bread. Namaste!
On the 16th June 2017 the elected officers from our Arkholme Rotakids were invited to attend the 5th annual conference, held at the University of Lancaster.
During the morning Millie, Ben, Joe and Ellie worked with Rotakids from all over the North West.The workshops they attended were selected from; First Aid training, Bee keeping, Peace, RSPC, Recycling, The Bethany Project, Drumming, Polio and the National Trust.
“We had a wonderful morning, I learnt lots of new things and worked with children from other schools. It was nice to see Mr Chick who looked after us very well.
I would like to thank him for inviting us. We will share the information we the other Rotakids in Class 4 who were unable to attend. We hope they will have the same opportunity next year.” Ben.
Over the course of the 150 Years Celebrations our #Arkholme150 Selfie frame will appear at all our events, we will be collating all the pictures at the end of the year and making a display of our wonderful year!
Sports Day took place on Monday and it was a wonderful afternoon, the weather was kind and the children were in high spirits. The races took the form of traditional Victorian games. Flat races, egg and spoon, potato race and the dressing up race was a huge hit.
The children made us all so proud by shouting and cheering for every single child, including encouraging the child who was last to cross the line by chanting their name!
The races took the form of traditional Victorian games. Flat races, egg and spoon, potato race and the dressing up race was a huge hit. The children made us all so proud by shouting and cheering for every single child, including encouraging the child who was last to cross the line by chanting their name!
On Monday, before Sports Day, Millie, the 51st Rose Queen for Arkholme CofE School was crowned.
She was accompanied by Daisy, her Flower Girl and Daniel her Crown Bearer. Also her attendants Ellie, Ben and Joe, looked smart and carried the cloak for her procession.
Millie made a wonderful speech, thanking her retinue for their support and for ‘looking dapper’
She mentioned that being Rose Queen had been an ambition of hers from reception year and that she was proud to be crowned at the beginning of such a special 150th year for the school.
On the 9th June the children from Class 2 and Class 4 attended the Shield Hanging Ceremony for Mr Robert Webb (Former Chair of Governors) at the Priory Church, Lancaster.
After the Service the children were met by the Rev’d Michael Hampson, Vicar of Arkholme; Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Lancaster and The Right Woshipful Mayor and Mayoress of Lancaster. They then had a guided tour of Lancaster Castle and visited the Shire Hall to see the Shield designed by the High Sheriff of Lancashire (Mr Robert Webb).
It was remarked upon by both the Castle staff and in the Priory, the excellent behaviour from the children and what a credit to the school they were.
Class 3 had a great afternoon at Carnforth North Road Primary School on Friday. Sam Matthews, a PGA professional coach from Silverdale Golf Club was on hand to lead a great afternoon of games and fun!