Monthly Archives: February 2015

Operation Orphan – Keep a child warm

Last year we asked parents to donate any unwanted winter coats, hats, gloves, jumpers that are in good condition to help Operation Orphan a registered charity which is based in Nottingham.  They collect these from various areas of the UK and deliver them to children in Moldova, Hungary and Syria.

We are again asking for parents to consider contributing items of clothing that are clean and in good condition to “Keep a child warm.”

Could you please send items into school from 1st to 10th June.  The charity will collect them from us on Wednesday 10 June 2015.

Here is the link to the video that the Director of the Charity, Cyrilyn Moore has prepared and sent to the school as a thank you to everyone involved in helping us with Keep a Child warm.

Mufti Day on Friday 06 February in aid of Unicef

Children and staff can choose to wear Mufti (non school uniform) tomorrow Friday 06 February  in aid of Unicef “Day for Change” Voluntary contribution of £1 would be most appreciated. Thank you for your support.

Polybat Competition – 27 January 2015


A team from Grapes class competed in a Project Ability, Polybat (Sainsbury’s School Games Level 2) competition at the Friars Academy in Wellingborough.

Polybat is a version of Table Tennis. There is no net, the sides of the table have barriers to keep the ball in play, the players use a longer and wider bat and the ball is larger too. At all times the ball must stay on the surface of the table.

The aim of the game is to hit the ball off your opponent’s end of the table or cause your opponent to lift the ball off the table.

After all the results had come in, Rowan Gate finished 2nd.




Rowan Gate took part in the Sign2Sing raising awareness event on 05.02.15

sign2 sing certificate