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On Friday 9th November the hall was transformed into an art gallery for the afternoon displaying an array of wonderful art work from every student in our school, and also a number of our Humber Education Trust partner schools.
At 2pm all the students, staff and visitors gathered together in the hall to sing the poppy song together. The sight of everyone waving the poppies they had made and singing the song was very moving. Everyone then participated in a period of quiet reflection whilst the Last Post played in the background.
This year we were fortunate enough to be successful in a bid for the “There or not There” silhouettes, which played a central part in our main exhibition piece and made the whole exhibit look really effective, especially with the video being projected through them.
The build up to the event started when we returned back to school from our summer holidays in September. With this year marking 100 years since the end of World War 1 we decided to make our exhibition plans even greater than the last couple of years.
We decided to take the opportunity to also celebrate becoming an academy school and part of the Humber Education Trust; this resulted in our central exhibit being a joint project with a number of our trust schools contributing to the final piece. Our Sensory classes worked in collaboration with sensory classes from Ganton and Tweendykes Schools, to produce the large poppies featured in the main display.
We were also fortunate to welcome a number of special guests to our event including Army and RAF Personnel, Community Police Officers, the local Hall Road& St Albans knitting group (who brightened up our community by placing displays of knitted poppies on trees in the local area), School Governors and of course Parents and Carers.
Our students and staff really enjoyed preparing their displays for the event and it was clear for all to see just how much time and effort had gone into the whole event. One of the soldiers who attended the event said that he was “completely humbled by the effort that went into it”. He also said “The children and young adults I met today are a credit to both their parents, carers and the school and I wish I could thank them all today for my experience”.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students and staff not only from Frederick Holmes but also the other HET Schools who contributed; Maybury Primary School, Neasden Primary School, Woodland Primary School, Ganton School and Tweendykes School for all their hard work in preparing the wonderful array of exhibits, with an especially big thank you to Mrs Hambly and her team who worked tirelessly to put together the main central exhibit. Finally a big thank you to all of you who came along and supported the event. We look forward to next year.
Well what can I say! This year’s spooky disco and sensory activities have to have been the best ever. Students and staff made a fantastic effort dressing up in some amazing costumes including; witches, pumpkins, skeletons, vampires and many more. We had prizes for the best dressed in each of the phase groups and our judges found it a very difficult job as all the outfits were so good.
The fancy dress parade started the event at 2pm with all the primary children showing off their spooky outfits first, followed by the senior and college students, who certainly knew how to scare the staff with their masks and scary noises. Thanks to our wonderful PTFA the hall had been transformed into a haunted mansion with spiders’ webs, skeletons, slime and lots of other spooky treats.
We had all the disco favourites including; The Monster Mash, Ghostbusters, Baby Shark and of course the Hokey Cokey with prizes for the best dancers, singers and scariest statues. The glow sticks were glowing and the sensory area which Miss Angus set up was busy with brave explorers searching through slimy spaghetti to find skeletons and spiders, getting their hands tangled in spider’s webs and sticky from exploring the pumpkin seeds or just chilling out in the 4D room when the music and fun got a bit too much.
A big thank you to our wonderful PTFA who worked tirelessly to transform the hall for the students, run a fantastic raffle and create a pit stop in the Café complete with a spider biscuits and spooky buns. We would also like to thank Claire, our school cook who made lots of wonderful treats for the café and then joined the students and staff dancing in the Hall. Finally we would like to thank all the staff, students and you for supporting the event by sorting out a costume for your child and/or coming along to enjoy the fun.
We look forward to Freddie’s being transformed into the Haunted Mansion again next year.
On Thursday 25th October the school held its annual Harvest Festival. We sang lots of great Harvest themed songs and pupils led the prayers wonderfully. Revd. Irene from Hull Minster gave an interesting talk about Harvest and pupils even got chance to taste a number of different fruits (including Bramley cooking apples!!!) Thanks must be given to the generosity of so many parents for their contributions of tins and dried foods which have been donated to the charity Emmaus who support people living on the streets. Here are just a couple of pictures from our Harvest celebration.