Marquee madness comes to Holy Trinity

Pupils and staff from Holy Trinity First School in Berwick have been enjoying a well-earned rest this week after a hectic few days in the lead-up to half-term.

Tuesday, 5th June 2018, 8:41 am
A right bunch of characters! Holy Trinity pupils dressed up with their new friends, Ron Fairweather and Fergus McNicol from Macastory, as they enjoyed the storytelling which was just one of the weeks activities. Picture by Jane Coltman

Marquee Week Madness began early on Monday morning with the huge tent being put up on the playing field, first up playing host to a PTA fair, a valuable fund-raising event for the school.

On Tuesday, a story-telling festival was held with a visit from the school’s Patron of Reading, Marjorie Leithead, a professional story-teller who had pupils enthralled with some of her tales.

Storyteller Marjorie Leithead with some of the Holy Trinity pupls she enthralled with her tales. Marjorie is also the school's Patron Of Reading. Picture by Jane Coltman

They also enjoyed a visit from Ron Fairweather and Fergus McNicol from Macastory, which involved dressing up in some weird and wonderful costumes.

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On Wednesday, the popular Show in the Tent was held, an opportunity for children – and a few grown-ups – to show off their baking and craft-making skills.

The marquee was packed once again on Thursday night for a steel pans concert, sponsored by Simpsons Malt, at which children, along with staff and parents, showed off the skills they have learn under the guidance of musician Wendy Doyle.

Finally, grandparents’ day was held on Friday.

Meanwhile, the school has also installed a track on its playing field to encourage children (and staff and parents) to run or walk a mile every day.

Headteacher Dawn Groves said: “As well as improving fitness, research has shown that children’s concentration is also improved by doing this regularly so we are planning to promote this in school.”