Two of our core Christian Values as a school are Service and Compassion, and both of those came to the fore in our thinking last week as we held our Children in Need fundraising afternoon.
The children worked hard to bake some delicious treats, brought in items to sell, and set up fun activity stalls for people to join in with.
With the help of the wider Dent community we were able to raise £519 for Children in Need.
Well done to the children for their hard work and thank you to everyone who joined us to raise money for a good cause.
Every term for the last three years, children from Key Stage 2 have participated in the South Lakes Pupil Parliament. Our latest cohort went to the first session of this year’s Parliament on Thursday and had a fantastic time.
Our pupils had a chance to meet and quiz Tim Farron, our local MP, as well as take part in presentations and learn all about how Parliament works from Rachel Dodgson, the fantastic Parliament Education Officer for our area.
We always enjoy this opportunity to celebrate our democracy and learn about the rule of law in our country, especially in the grand setting of the Netherwood Hotel. As always it was a challenging day for the pupils as they worked together with pupils from other schools to decide what our key issue should be for the year ahead. After presentations we held an electronic ballot to vote on what to do.
When we got back to school we shared our learning with the other pupils in school, which is something we normally do. We have also ordered an election toolkit from Parliament so that we can run our own Mock General Election. We are excited about being democratic in the year ahead!