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"To be the best we can be"

I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed Headteacher for St Francis'. I'm so happy that we can continue to work together to help every child become the 'best they can be,' by continuing the hard work of our previous Headteacher, Mrs Wilkinson. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL BEFORE 8:40am. Y3/4 will enter via the side entrance, Y5/6 via the main entrance. Our Out of Hours Covid-19 reporting line is 07768 688785. Please check the Key Information tab on a regular basis for updated risk assessments. Thank you for your continued support, Mrs. Lakey.

A fantastic week with International Flavour

We have had an Asian Week in St Francis learning about Bangladesh in preperation for a visit from the Bangladeshi Minister of Education, Md Uddin, his officer Md Siddique and a Head teacher Md Karim.

They came to school for Cream Tea with staff after school on Wednesday and visited the children on Thursday morning. 

The children worked hard to ensure they had a presentation of their International work to show our visitors. Year 4 kicked off the presentation with facts they had researched about the differences between Bangladesh and England.  Year 3 then performed the popular 'Drip Drop' water song.  Next the Year 5 class taught our visitors about Fair Trade and why it is important. Mr Uddin later linked this to tea production in Bangladesh explaining they they grow the highest quality tea - check which country your tea is grown in!

Finally Year 6 told them about  rights and outlined the work of Nelson Mandela.  The whole school ended the presentation by singing 'True Colours.'

Both Mr Uddin and Mr Stobie (Durham International Officer) praised the children for their work, effort and manners. They also highlighted how lucky we are to have such a wealth of parent support and it was fantastic that so many of you managed to come to the presentation. Again thank you for your ongoing support.