Sunday 22nd July 2018


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Race for Life:

In May, the whole school took part in the St Edward's race for Life, raising valuable money for Class 5's charity, Cancer Research. The event was organised by the Y6 Faith in Action group, and together we raised an amazing £3,339.50 through pupil sponsorship. Well done to everyone.
Athletics Competition 2017/8
Our team of Y5/6 boys and girls won the local area Sportshall Athletics Competition in October 2017. They will now compete in the Leeds East finals. Well done and good luck with the next round.

Cross-Country 2017/8
Teams of Y4, Y5 and Y6 pupils took part in the first round of the Leeds Cross-Country competition. Both our Y5 boys team and our Y4 girls team have made it through to the next round - congratulations to them!

Sports Leaders:

Some of our Y5 pupils completed Sports Leader training in March 2017. They will lead on a variety of sports and playtime games, teaching them to other pupils and encouraging participation.

Apprentice Competition January 2017:

All of our Y5 and Y6 pupils were challenged to start up and run their own businesses last half-term. They wrote business plans, were given a £3 start up loan, then ran their business for several weeks, constantly re-investing their profits. Finally, they wrote a presentation about their business and delivered this to a panel of judges (two of our Governors). The judges chose five finalists (pictured here) and one overall winner. Between them, Y5/6 raised over £2000 for charity. Well done to everyone.
Sport Competitions Autumn 2016:


This term, our Y5/6 pupils took part in an athletics competition against other schools, while a team of Y4, 5, and 6 pupils took part in an inter-school cross-country competition.
Tennis Champions 2016:
Our Y3/4 tennis team, having won the local cluster competition, competed in the Partnership final in April. They played brilliantly, winning the competition, to become the Partnership Champions. They will now go on to play in the overall Leeds finals.

Lenten Activities 2016:
During Lent the children organised and ran their own varied menu of activities in order to raise money for charity. This is part of their Lenten Almsgiving duty. The children raised £1,190; with some of the money they sponsor a child (Yovana) in Bolivia. The School Council has decided to split the rest of the money between the Bishop's Fund (which supports the poor in Africa) and Water Aid (as one of the acts of mercy is to "give drink to the thirsty").

Class 4 Skipping Success 2016:
All pupils in Class 4 took part in an inter-school skipping competition in March 2016. The children were crowned the "skip-dance" champions for their innovative skipping dance routine, and they were also overall winners of the competition.

They now move forward to the Leeds final in May. Their dance routine was so successful that they have also been invited to perform in the opening ceremony of a North Yorkshire Sporting Event at the Yorkshire Showground in June. Well done to Class 4!

Run for Fun, April 2015:
The whole of KS2 joined 2000 pupils, from 30 Catholic Primary Schools in Leeds to "Run for Fun" in aid of the Ann Mcquire Memorial Fund. Pupils collected sponsorship for this worthy cause and had a great time at the fun run.

Apprentice Challenge 2015:
This year, Year 5 and 6 were set the challenge of setting up and running their own business, as their contribution to Lenten Fundraising. They were each given a £3 start up loan to invest in their business; they had to raise money from that, re-invest their profits and keep their business going from February half-term until the end of the Easter holiday. When we came back for the new term each child gave presentations to a panel of judges about their business, including their finances and what they had learnt from the process.
Lucy Green, who made and sold cards, won the "St Edward's Business Champion" title; the second photo here shows Lucy and the runners up with Governor, Paul Tomlinson, who presented the awards.
Y5/6 raised £1840.21, which added to the other classes Lenten fundraising totals an impressive £2721.67.

Lenten Activities 2015:
During Lent Years 2, 3 and 4 ran stall and games to raise to money for charity. Class 1 held a dress up day and Class F held a cake sale.

Fundraising for Ann Maquire Charity:
The School Council decided to hold a fundraising event in aid of the Ann Maquire Foundation. They requested that each class come to school dressed in a different colour, in order to make up the colours of the rainbow. All children paid some money to come to school dressed up, raising around £80 for the charity. The colours created a great "Rainbow" effect in the hall as you can see from the photo.

Parish Party for 40th Anniversary 12/10/14:
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of St. Edward's school opening on its current site, we held a party for the whole parish and school community. With a hog roast for adults, hot dogs for children, drinks, fancy cakes and even the face painting of the school crest, the party was a huge success. Around 200 adults attended, along with many current and past pupils; it was great to see everyone. Thank you to all who attended.


Revalidation of Healthy School Status - Autumn 2013

We have recently successfully revalidated our status as a Healthy School. Many aspects of our work contribute to this status including: healthy school meals, snack and water policies, our Personal Health Social Education (PHSE) curriculum, our Behaviour and Anti-bullying policies/work and the safety of the school. Our annual Positive Psychology Week makes an important and unique contribution to pupil's emotional health and welll being. New from this term, we have health information leaflets for parents, available in our foyer; these cover a range of issues that may affect your child's and family health.
Successful Investors in People Review 2012

We are delighted to have retained the Investors in People Standard, which celebrates how well we work together as ateam, and how much the organisation values people and their professionsl development. You can read the Investors Report in our Documents/Policy section. Congratulations to the whole team.
Healthy Schools Status Re-moderated, December 2010

The school has been successful in having our Advanced Healthy Schools Status extended and re-validated. This celebrates the high level of work done in promoting health and fitness, and teaching children about all aspects of health, including emotional health, good self-esteem, exercise, diet and health and safety issues.