Walk to School Week 2020
Next week (5th to 9th October) is Walk to School Week.
Organised by the charity Living Streets, Walk to School Week is the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.
The five-day walking challenge is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Pupils will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates! Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, it will also help create healthy habits for life.
The Family Walk to School Kit, produced by Living Streets, which contains advice for parents on how to overcome common barriers to walking to school can be downloaded here;
Sustrans is working with Central Bedfordshire Council to encourage walking, cycling and scooting to school, aiming to promote healthy journeys and reduce congestion at the school gate. If you would like to get in touch, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Walk to School Kit
During the course of the week children from Potton Lower and Potton Middle Year Eight’s have been able to experience what it is like in Space.
Mark Rutherford School in Bedford kindly loaned us their inflatable Planetarium.
We are very grateful to give this opportunity to our students and I hope all the children enjoyed becoming space explorers!
During the course of the week children from Potton Lower and Potton Middle Year Eight’s, have been able to experience what it is like in Space.
Mark Rutherford School in Bedford kindly loaned us their inflatable Planetarium. We are very grateful to give this opportunity to our students and I hope all the children enjoyed becoming space explorers!
The Year 6 Sportshall Athletics Team travelled to Stratton Upper School on Thursday 7th November, to compete against Biggleswade Academy and Edward Peake in the East Bedfordshire Schools competition.
Athletes competed in both track and field events including:
- individual races over 1, 2 and 6 laps
- team track relays
- standing long jump
- speed bounce
Points were awarded to the athletes in each event, the number of points varied depending on where they finish. These points were then added together in each event to give each school a finishing total. Overall Potton had lots of 1st place finishes with some excellent sprinting on the track and superb throwing and jumping in the field from both the boys and girls.
Overall Potton accumulated 42 points and finished in 2nd place only 2 points behind the eventual winners Edward Peake.
A massive well done to the team who, for their first sportshall athletics competition did brilliantly and showed some excellent sportsmanship throughout the whole evening.
Also a massive thank you to Miss Carrington who attended the event with us and helped with organising the team.
Well, school life has fully resumed now after the summer break, and whilst we’re all trying to make the most of this late September sunshine school life is proving to be as busy as ever. Today is no exception and in true federation style we have all been sporting our jeans to raise lots of money for the charity “Genetic Disorders UK” by taking part in “National Jeans for Genes day”.
In assemblies this week the children have been learning all about the charity and the work it does, gaining an understanding of what our “Genes” actually are, as one child mentioned in assembly, “Jeans for Genes is a great homophone!”
We have all donated £1 for the privilege of coming to school in our jeans/denim and look forward to announcing how much we have successfully raised over the coming days.
This morning PLS held their first practice Fire Drill. All of the children evacuated the building and behaved perfectly. We were especially pleased to see how well the children in Reception dealt with the experience and followed the instructions given to them from their teachers and TA’s.
The purpose of the fire drill:
Fire drills are intended to ensure, by means of training and rehearsal, that:
- people who may be in danger act in a calm and orderly manner
- those with responsibilities carry out their tasks to ensure the safety of all concerned
- escape routes are used in accordance with a predetermined and practised plan
- evacuation of the building is achieved in a speedy and orderly manner
- people will react rationally when confronted with a fire or other emergency at school or elsewhere.