The children have been incredibly busy in this first week back following half term. We have all been thinking about Lent and classes have been making their Lent Promises; considering what special things they will do during this season. 

Some children will be participating in a Lent Service at St John Vianney Catholic Church on Tuesday evening at 6pm. This is a celebration of all the Blackpool Catholic Schools and all families are welcome to join us for this reflective service.

We have also participated in the Blackpool 'Young Seasiders' exhibition for 2018 and our children's art work will be on display in Blackpool and the Fylde College; Gateway Campus, Park Road Blackpool from Monday 28th February until 20th March. Again families are welcome to come and view all of this and artwork from other Blackpool Schools.

A very successful internet safety talk was held in our school hall on Thursday evening. 2 police officers came along to deliver a short presentation regarding the dangers to look out for if allowing your children access to the internet and also some essential safeguarding controls which can be put in place to protect your children. One of the officers will be returning on Wednesday to deliver a talk to Year 6 children and their parents. We hope to hold more of these information sessions in the future.

As you will be aware, it is World Book Day on Thursday 1st March. This year we will be really focusing on the children's reading diet and ways that we can support and encourage them to read more engaging texts. We will not be dressing up this year, but will have lots of events and activities for the children to participate in. You will also be given book vouchers as usual and the children will also have the opportunity to buy nearly new books (for very small amounts) at the end of the school day.

We have also just heard that we will be receiving a Diocesan Religious Education Inspection on Thursday 15th March. As part of these inspections, the Diocese asks for parents views about Religious Education in each school; therefore questionnaires will be sent out next week to each family which can be completed anonymously and returned either directly to the Diocese or in an envelope posted in a box in our school office. We thank you all for your support with this.

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Authormelanie Haggerty