This year the children were set the challenge of filling 7 one metre squares on the school hall floor with non-perishable items - all of which will be collected and take to the local food bank. All of the classes were able to bring enough items to completely swamp their squares. I, Mr Stock, had promised that if all 7 squares were full then I would sing 'Harvest for the World'. However, YouTube decided not to work and I had to perform a different song instead. And so... the children were 'treated' to a wonderful rendition of a classic school song (in my Dagenham accent!). Children winced/applauded me when I aimed for the high notes and some, at that point, wished that perhaps they had left the tins in the cupboard at home! I did have video footage and audio from today's assembly, but due to copyright (and pride!) I am unable to share them. However, today had one clear aim and that was to give plenty of food to help out our local food bank and that is what we did! Well done everyone! Thank you for bringing in so much food for such a worthy cause.
A selection of children from Year 6 were in action at the Felixstowe Schools Cross Country Competition. The squad of pupils, chosen by Mr Childs and accompanied by Mrs Ross, and our student teachers travelled to the field behind the Grove Medical Centre where they competed against the other primary schools in the Felixstowe and Trimley area. The children were on fine form, finishing 3rd overall and Fin in year 6 winning the boys title in the A race. Mrs Ross was super pleased with the effort. Well done team TSM!
We take swimming very seriously here at Trimley St Martin. Every year we continue to invest money in order to keep our pool running and for us to teach swimming in the second half of the summer term. Last year, we saw the school team represent Felixstowe at the Suffolk School Games and finish a highly respectable 6th place overall! I know the children here really enjoy swimming and I know that when I was younger the sport kept me fit, active, gave me something to focus on and ultimately made me the person I am today.
Below is a flyer for Felixstowe Waves Swimming Club open day. If your child is interested in swimming it is really worth a visit.
Two brave parents are completing a tandem sky dive to raise money for the Basic Life Charity based in Felixstowe. Jo and Lucy (Parents of Blake, Ashton & Elissa) are completing the sky dive on the 2nd of October 2015 (assuming the weather conditions are good).
If you want to make a donation or find out more about the purpose of the fundraising please click the link below or scan the QR square below.
Every year, volunteers from the Felixstowe Rotary Club purchase colour dictionaries for all of the children in Year 4. The idea is for them to use their dictionary, at home and at school, for homework and classwork. Two representatives came along to the presentation assembly to explain the role of the Rotary Club and the purpose of providing children with their own dictionary.