National Day 2019 was celebrated at our school on the 27th of September in commemoration of Nigeria`s Independence from the British Empire on the 1st October 1960.
The pupils appeared in colourful Nigerian Traditional outfits. Each year group represented one of the 6
geopolitical zones, while the Early Years pupils came out in attires from the
We displayed the rich culture and traditions of the Ijesha, Bubar Bura,
Igbo, Ibibio, Kanuri and Igala ethnic groups.
Our assembly showcased History, cultural beliefs, attires, dance,
traditional marriage rites and a special highlight was one of our pupils on horseback
role playing a Kanuri traditional leader was displayed for all to see.
Book Week this year was certainly unique, with each day packed with insanely wacky activities both during and after school and most definitely all shades of magic.
Our ‘Magical Stories’ Book Week began with a most peculiar yellow path appearing in our playground. The children were full of questions about how and why this had appeared from our gate all the way to the court over the weekend. We kept all the children in suspense and decided to reveal all through a very special Springhall British School Drama Club adaptation of the classic children’s tale, ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Our amazing starring, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, the Witches and of course Toto the dog.
The children were thoroughly entertained as the story was retold and the cast were supported by Year 3 Toucan singing ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, Year 1 Heron singing ‘Follow The Yellow Brick Road’ and the Springhall British School Choir Club with a medley of beautifully performed songs through the production. Of course, by the end of the story everybody realised that the strange path that had appeared was indeed the ‘Yellow Brick Road’. It was photo call time after the assembly as each class took a photograph on the ‘Yellow Brick Road’.
The outdoor equipment area outside the administration block was transformed into 2 distinctively different magical
settings where children could go and read independently or have stories read to them by parents and teachers alike. Our school Library underwent a magical transformation of its own with a specially designed entrance and reading garden twinkling with magical fairy lights.
Our launch day also offered all the children the opportunity to participate in our T-shirt design competition. The children arrived in a multitude of colourfully designed T-shirts with inspiring messages about reading. Even the teachers were not left out as they also joined in with the festivities.
The children worked in their classes on specifically assigned magical stories being; George and the Dragon, The Magic Paintbrush, The Boy who Grew Dragons, The Wizard of Once, How to Train Your Dragon and The Hobbit for years one to six respectively.
The heat was on as each class produced a finalist for the Spelling Bee Competition in the following age ranges; Year 1 / 2, Year 3 / 4 and Year 5/6. With the last person standing in each age range emerging as the 2019 Spelling Bee Champions.
The remainder of the week gave us lots of chances for crazy dress-up activities including ‘Hats on for Reading’ and ‘Crazy Socks Reading days. The children were able to gather towards the end of the week for a sharing assembly to showcase some highlights of what had been happening in classes.
Our Book Week celebrations culminated in a wonderful whole school parade where all the staff and children dressed up in magical costumes which included, fairies, witches, knights, dragons and even unicorns to name but a few.
Parents were invited into classes to see the children’s work and thereafter we had a School Bake Sale featuring all manner of cakes, candy floss, popcorn and other sweet treats. In addition to this we also had an Art Exhibition featuring work from children in all year groups.
We had a Book Week to remember but couldn’t have succeeded without the unfailing support of our amazing parents and staff who made the entire week truly magical.
Celebrated on February 4th all over the world, World Cancer Day is a day that was created to raise awareness about cancer and to encourage people to prevent and detect, as well as to continue to search for new treatments for it. However, its main goal is to seriously reduce the instance of illness and death by cancer in the year 2020.
This year, the union for international cancer control, which organizes World Cancer Day is launching a new 3- year campaign with the theme – “I am and I will.” It calls for a personal commitment to help reduce the global burden of cancer.
Cancer is a scary word. Almost everyone knows someone who got very sick or died from cancer. Cancer affects both older and younger people. It can be treated and cured if dictated early.
What Is Cancer?
Cancer is actually a group of many related diseases that all have to do with cells. Cells are the very small units that
make up all living things, including the human body. There are billions of cells in each person’s body.
Cancer happens when cells that are not normal grow and spread very fast. Normal body cells grow and divide and know to stop growing. Over time, they also die. Unlike these normal cells, cancer cells just continue to grow and divide out of control and don’t die when they’re supposed to.
Cancer cells usually group or clump together to form tumors. A growing tumor becomes a lump of cancer cells that can destroy the normal cells around the tumor and damage the body’s healthy tissues. This can make someone very sick.
Sometimes cancer cells break away from the original tumor and travel to other areas of the body, where they keep growing and can go on to form new tumors. This is how cancer spreads.
Causes of Cancer
You probably know a kid who had chickenpox — maybe even you. But you probably don’t know any kids who’ve had cancer. If you packed a large football stadium with kids, probably only one child in that stadium would have cancer.
Doctors aren’t sure why some people get cancer and others don’t. They do know that cancer is not contagious. You can’t catch it from someone else who has it — cancer isn’t caused by germs, like colds or the flu are. So don’t be afraid of other kids — or anyone else — with cancer. You can talk to, play with, and hug someone with cancer.
Kids can’t get cancer from anything they do either. Some kids think that a bump on the head causes brain cancer or that bad people get cancer. This isn’t true! Kids don’t do anything wrong to get cancer. But some unhealthy habits, especially cigarette smoking or drinking too much alcohol every day, can make you a lot more likely to get cancer when you become an adult.
Treating Cancer Carefully
Cancer is treated with surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation — or sometimes a combination of these treatments. The choice of treatment depends on:
the type of cancer someone has
the stage of the tumor
Ways To Prevent Cancer
Protecting ourselves from the sun (mid – day sun between 10am and 4pm)
Eating a healthy diet.
Be physically active
Getting vaccinated (this includes protection from certain viral diseases)
Getting regular medical care
Don’t use tobacco (smoking or chewing tobacco)
“I AM A WORLD CANCER DAY SUPPORTER AND I WILL MAKE MY VOICE COUNT”
“ I AM A SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES TOOLKIT AND I WILL INSPIRE TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS AND STUDENTS TO TAKE ACTION”
Pupils of Year 6 Gazelle conducted today’s whole school assembly and it was all shades of mathematics fun.
They dressed up in their beautiful costumes and made us feel like we were in maths land!
We learnt about the different mathematical functions from addition to subtraction, multiplication and division, how to carry out simple mathematical operations as well as buy and sell.
The Year 6 pupils also held their own quiz session involving pupils from key stage one and two. More to this, we learnt about the different ways people handle money; money gained is income, money gotten from savings in the bank is called Interest and the money our parents give to us is called pocket money.
We also heard an interesting story about a poor widow who despite being poor shared all she had with the needy.Moved by the story, many of us made a resolve to share our toys, books, clothes and candy with our friends and the needy as well.