Category Archives: Middle School News

Jeans for Genes Day

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.

Fire Evacuation Drill

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.