05 Jan

We would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! It has been lovely to welcome our young people back for the new Spring term and we have had a positive start to 2018, settling back into our timetables and routines with a great deal of enthusiasm. We have also welcomed some new members of staff including Mr Lyons, our new Head at the school site.

The shorter week means that we don’t have our usual round up of pictures and news for you today but we thought you might like to see how eager our young people have been to get themselves active and work off their Christmas dinners, from our Learning Centre students who headed straight down to the gym at the Raclyffe School on the first morning back..

..to our Year 7 pupils who thoroughly enjoyed their first trampolining session at New Bridge..

We can now bring you the results from our end of term tournaments at the Learning Centre – we are pleased to announce that Kade is our reigning table tennis champion after a closely fought final with Mr Fairest, while Nathan W. won the pool tournament, again beating Mr Fairest in the tense final. Roll on Easter week to see who can claw the trophies back from them!

Don’t forget that the Learning Centre Parent Group will be meeting on Wednesday 10th January from 2pm to 3pm. This is parent led and a great opportunity to have a coffee and chat in a relaxed, informal setting with other parents.

Families are also invited to a talk by Mrs Velti from Touch Solicitors on Wednesday 24th January from 2pm to 3pm at the Learning Centre. Mrs Velti will be passing on very relevant information about wills, trust funds and power of attorney together with other legal matters pertinent to our families.

Please could we remind you that our New Bridge Group lottery is continuing to run this year – a weekly £1 ticket will give you, your family and friends the chance to directly support our young people and be in with the chance of winning a cash prize too. Tickets are just £1 each and you are entered into two prize draws each Saturday. One draw is just for our school and the more tickets we sell, the larger that prize will be each week. You are also entered into a national school lottery with other participating schools each week and this draw has a guaranteed prize of £25,000 a week! You can sign up online here.

We are now busy organising our next Holiday Club and letters have been sent out to all our families with details of how to request a place. If you would like your child to attend, please remember to return the form by Friday 12th January. If you need another copy of the letter or you have any questions, please let us know.

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

Gavin and Dawn

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