In conjunction with Lancashire Police, Britannia Community Primary School is involved in a national initiative called “Operation Encompass”. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware early enough to help and support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included. This is a valuable initiative that means we can help and support students and their families within our school when they need us most. You can find out more information by visiting the Operation Encompass website (click the button below) or by contacting Mrs Longstaff at school. The key adults in school are Mrs Longstaff and Mr Toddington.
ST GEORGE’S DAY
To celebrate St George’s Day on Monday 23rd April children can come to school dressed as a Princess or a Knight or in red/white clothes. We are also having a special lunch on this day (meatballs or vegetarian sausages), KS2 £2.20 per pupil.
Last week, our Year 3 and Year 4 classes visited Bridgewater Hall in Manchester to watch Halle for Youth. The theme of the concert was ‘Back to Nature’. What a fabulous opportunity for our children to watch a live orchestra!
Mrs Longstaff has been down to school this afternoon to look at the conditions on site and to assess the safety and possibility of reopening the school tomorrow. Unfortunately, the on-going weather conditions have made it impossible for our site supervisor and staff to clear the drive and access/fire doors during the day today and there is more snow forecast overnight. If you’ve been passed the school today you will have noticed the the heavy drifting of snow across the entrance to the school, and some very icy conditions as well.
With the safety of children, parents and staff in mind, and the forecast conditions overnight, Mrs Longstaff and I have made the decision to close the school tomorrow. We hope this early notice of closure will enable you to plan more easily for tomorrow.
The site supervisor and some staff will be on site tomorrow and over the weekend and will be trying to ensure that the school is accessible and safe to open on Monday. We are hoping that we can do so, but will communicate in the usual way if not.
Welcome back to Britannia! It has been lovely hearing about all the fantastic experiences that the children have had over the Christmas holiday and great to see everyone refreshed and ready to start another exciting term.
YOUNG VOICES/HEARTS AND VOICES
In order to raise money towards the transport costs for Young Voices and Hearts
and Voices, the choir are putting on a musical performance after school on
Thursday 18th January , 3.30-4.30 p.m. There is a £1 charge per adult and there will
also be a raffle. This is a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy our fabulous choir
and we would love everyone to come along and support them.
On Friday 19th January we are holding a Non-Uniform Day in exchange for £1.00
which will also be used towards transport costs.
We are extremely proud of Katy Hamer in Year 6 who is now Double World Kickboxing Champion in the 10 and under category.
She won Gold in both Continuous Teams and Continuous Individual. Well done Katy!!