Mrs Lamb - Farewell
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of the staff, parents, governors and children for their kind words and generous gifts this week. Also thank you to everyone for the huge amount of support and kindness I have received in my 16 years at Troon. I started here in September 2003 as the assistant headteacher teaching a Year 5/6 class and then in January 2011 I became the headteacher. During this time I have worked with so many wonderful children and adults. I can honestly say there hasn't been a day when I haven't looked forward to coming in to work. I am very proud of what we have achieved as a team and know that Troon School is a very special place and I feel privileged to have worked here. I have also been warmly welcomed by the wider Troon community and have really benefitted from their support for which I am truly grateful. I know that you will make your new headteacher Mrs Sarah Wilkins feel very welcome in September and she is very much looking forward to working in partnership with you all. I wish our current Year 6 the very best as they move on to secondary school and look forward to hearing about their future successes. As I will have a school improvement/ support role across the Rainbow MAT I will also hear how everyone is getting on at Troon and will be able to come back to visit for an update. Thank you everyone for giving me so many happy memories—I will always cherish them. Troon School was my first headship and it will always hold a very special place in my heart. I hope you all have a wonderful summer and come back feeling refreshed in September.
With my very best wishes from Mrs Lamb
Plastic Free Status
We received the brilliant news this week that we have achieved Plastic free status as a school due to our brilliant efforts in reducing single use plastic in our school. Well done to the Plastic Free crew, Miss Ashworth and Mr Firth for all their hard work in helping us achieve this fantastic accolade. Showing how much we care about the environment and how determined we are to make a positive change.
We had a wonderful day on Saturday 20th July —thank you to everyone who came along and joined the fun. It was lovely to see so many children join in the parade and the summer festival song. Many thanks to the FTS for organising the event, to the staff for running the stalls on the day and to Mr Kenworthy (Principal of CSIA) for opening the festival. A huge well done to St Agnes Band, the school choir, Maria and the hoopers and Vox Studio dancers for providing great entertainment on the day. A special thank you to Mr Skiller for organising the football at the last minute on the field too. We were well supported by external stallholders who also donated to the school funds. We have raised over £600 altogether which is a fantastic achievement—great team work everyone!
CSIA Primary Sports Alliance - A celebration of Sporting Success
The Primary Sports Alliance award ceremony was held at CSIA last night. A massive well done to the following children who all received awards. We are very proud of you all.
Year 3/4 Most Committed Student - Jade - for always giving her best in every PE Lesson.
Year 5/6 Most Committed Student - Amber - for giving 100% in every sporting occasion, she is a great role model.
Effort Award - Mya - For her commitment to extra-curricular activities and her effort at Coose-Trannack.
Sportsmanship Award - Chris - For always being a team player and a true sportsman in PE lessons.
Perseverance Award - James—for overcoming his fear of heights in climbing sessions at CSIA in the Spring Term
Champagne Moment - Alfie, Gabriel, Ben, Harley, Aalayah, Morgan, Maisey, Jack, Dexter, Noah - Troon School Football team for their best league performance in the last 3 years.
School Athlete of the Year - Aalayah - For her amazing performance at the County Cross Country finals this year, finishing in 2nd place.
Female Athlete of the Year - Aalayah
Single-Use Plastic Free Packed Lunches
Thank you to everyone who supported this initiative to raise awareness of how much single use plastic is in our packed lunches. It has definitely made all of us think about how we can reduce the amount of plastic we use every day. At school we are now recycling our pens, glue sticks, batteries and crisp packets as well as cardboard and plastic. Beech class have also written to Mr George Eustice (MP) about their concerns and to make suggestions on changes that could be made nationally.
Big Battery Hunt
The Big Battery Hunt is a back for year 2! Last year we managed to recycle 4 million batteries as part of our nationwide battery recycling initiative funded by Duracell. Young people in schools across the UK are encouraged to think about the importance of recycling, and then challenged to collect as many used batteries as they can. The aim is for each pupil to contribute to an overall total and help us beat last year’s total! Each family will have been given a collecting box this week and there will be a big collection box outside the office when it arrives to empty your batteries into.
The last day for bringing in any batteries will be 24th May. Prizes that could be won for school are:
A 2 night class trip to the sustainability centre,
A 3 year subscription to MyMaths worth £1000,
£2000 of school equipment,
Certificates & Trophies!
Headteacher's Certificates for last week
Hedgehogs: Harley and William
Willow: Danny and Dylan
Hazel: Charley and Liam
Oak: Piran and Kayleb
Maple: Alfie and Harley
Holly: Logan and Yasmin
Mathematicians of the Week!
Well done to the following children who received Maths certificates for their achievements in our celebration assembly on last Friday:
Oak: Maisie and Layla
Keep up the good work!
Handwriter of the Week!
Well done to the following children who received Hand Writing certificates for their achievements in our celebration assembly last Friday.