Sponsored walk

The whole school took part in our annual walk around the village and surrounding areas yesterday, followed by a family picnic at the village hall.  This year, with funding for schools being such an issue, we tentatively asked for sponsorship money for the event, and we are so pleased to let you know that £542.45 was raised through this!  Thank you so much to parents, family and friends for donating.  The funds really will make a difference.

Kent Challenger Games

Some of our pupils were chosen to take part in the Kent Challenger Games at The Julie Rose Stadium last week.  The aim of the event was to inspire and motivate children to participate in sports and to work as a team.  We were very proud of our pupils who, as usual for Brook School, behaved well and showed excellent team spirit.  Well done to everyone involved!

 

Fruit butterflies

Some butterflies fluttered into Brook School today for Fresh Fruit Friday…

Freddie the Frog

Freddie the Frog hopped in just in time for Fresh Fruit Friday today!

Sports day and school fair

The sun shone for our sports day morning and our summer fair in the afternoon, and we hope that everyone had a lovely time.  We raised a grand total of £857.28, which is a fantastic amount for such a small school and will make a real difference.  Thank you very much to all of the parents who organised the event and to all of you who came to support it and spend your money: it really is appreciated.

We were all too busy having fun to take many photos, but the pictures below show that it wasn’t just the children who had a great time: the staff had a lot of fun too!

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The very hungry caterpillars have arrived at Brook just in time for fresh fruit Friday!  We hope everyone enjoys their school dinner today.

 

Fathers’ Day boxes

The children in Breakfast Club made some wonderful little decorated storage boxes for Fathers’ Day, using lollipop sticks and decorating them with glitter.  We hope all of the men in their lives appreciated them!

Funding successes

We’ve all read and heard the news stories about school funding being very tight, and unfortunately the situation at our school is no different, which is why we’re so grateful to everyone who contributes to fundraising efforts.

We’re pleased to let you know that the School Council raised £37.70 from Wacky Hair Day, £69.25 was raised from Brook’s Got Talent, and commission from our recent book fair meant that we could purchase books to the value of £78 to add to our school library.

Many thanks to the parents who organised Brook’s Got Talent and to everyone who has supported us in all of these events.

Headteacher requirements

Brook CP School is in the process of appointing a new headteacher, since our current headteacher is retiring this summer.  Some of the children have been writing messages to potential candidates.  Some interesting ideas and requests!

Fruit Friday Fun

Our school dinner providers have designated Fridays as Tutti Frutti Friday, and our new Kitchen Assistant, Emma, has been having fun making the fruit look as attractive as possible to children, to encourage them to eat it.