What a fantastic day we had celebrating Black History Month! I can’t wait to see photos from your workshops and some of the fantastic writing and artwork you all produced.
For now I just want to share an amazing piece of writing with you. Dylan wrote this letter to Jackie Robinson, an American baseball player who achieved great things and inspired many people. Black History Month is a time to show our school value of RESPECT for inspirational people who have faced challenge and caused positive change for others. Check out the Year Group blogs for more photos and info about what went on in each class.
Enjoy this brilliant letter and leave a reply to tell us what you enjoyed most about our Black History Celebration.
Thanks to Mrs Boot for a fantastic assembly on the Lawford Mead value of RESILIENCE this week. I hope everyone was inspired by the John Cena video. Here are my favourite quotes from his speech…
“I’ve often said a man’s character is not judged after he celebrates a victory, but by what he does when his back is against the wall. So no matter how great the setback, how severe the failure, you never give up. You never give up, you pick yourself up, you brush yourself off, you get up and move on and overcome and that is what I believe!”
Leave a reply below and tell me how YOU stayed strong this week and showed resilience when faced with a challenge in your learning.
Our boys football team made us all very proud this week. One member of the team has written this exciting recount of events….
Chelmsford Sports Partnership Boys Football Tournament 2015
When we arrived at the tournament they got in to groups – A group B group etc. We were placed in group D. Every match was 8 minutes long so our goals had to come quickly. Our first match was against Barnes Farm which we won 1-0 because of an unlucky own goal from the other team. Then we had some training with the West Ham foundation and we got taught to keep more control of the ball and it also helped us in the games. Next we played the Bishops ‘B’ team and won 3-0. The goal scorers were Fletcher, Reece and Callum.
Next we played our final group match against St Michael’s ‘B’ which we won 2-0, the goals were scored by Bobby-Lee and Fletcher (again). After that match we sat down in a line to get told if we made it to the semi-finals and sure enough we did. We fought well in the match but at the last moment Bobby took a goal kick and it was heading for the corner, the goalkeeper touched it but it wasn’t enough to stop it going in though. Everyone was jumping up and down, Bobby was running around like a headless chicken so happy that he scored in the last minute and it was from a goal kick aswell! The final score was 1-0 thanks to Bobby’s remarkable goal that left everyone speechless (including the other team).
We got through to the final. We fought long and hard till the game was over, but the score was 0-0 so we had to go into ‘Golden Goal’ if you scored you had won the game and the tournament. But, after full time, again the score was 0-0 so we had to go into a penalty shootout. First up Bobby, he hammered it in. Then the other team scored. Next up, Reece, he also scored. Then the other team shot, but it went wide of the bar. So it was all up to Alex to see who was going to win the tournament, he shot, and everyone’s heart stopped but after some luck it went in and everybody could breathe again. We all knew WE HAD WON and it was a well deserved win as well! Everybody had huge smiles on their faces, children and adults because we knew that we had came home as champions.
Alex – Year 6
Did you know the World Rugby values are very similar to our values at Lawford Mead Primary?
Here are the rugby values. Can you see our values there too?
INTEGRITY: Integrity is central to the fabric of the Game and is generated through honesty and fair play.
PASSION: Rugby people have a passionate enthusiasm for the Game. Rugby generates excitement, emotional attachment and a sense of belonging to the global Rugby Family
SOLIDARITY: Rugby provides a unifying spirit that leads to life-long friendships, camaraderie, teamwork and loyalty which transcends cultural, geographic, political and religious differences.
DISCIPLINE: Discipline is an integral part of the Game both on and off the field and is reflected through adherence to the Laws, the Regulations and Rugby’s core values.
RESPECT: Respect for team mates, opponents, match officials and those involved in the Game is paramount.
We talked about the value of RESPECT in assembly this week. How can you show respect in school?