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First Aid

We were delighted to welcome PCSO Carwyn and PCSO Eirian in school today.

They came to work with Dosbarth 4 this afternoon.

They taught them some first aid techniques and talked about how we can stay safe and help other people who are injured or ill.

 

Holy Name @ National Digital Learning Event

Pupils (and a past pupil) from Holy Name School were invited to present their coding work at the National Digital Learning Event in Newport Gwent today.

Despite an early start they were full of energy and eager to share their amazing work.

They talked about some of the projects they have created during Code Club sessions and showed how the work can support the teaching of the Digital Competency Framework.

Visitors to their stand included Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education who enjoyed hearing about all the exciting projects they have created. 

 

A visit from PC Llewellyn

PC Llewellyn visited school thus morning and worked with Classes 4 and 5.

In class 5 we talked about the danger of taking drugs.

We know that a drug is something that changes the way your mind and body works.

We talked about the difference between legal and illegal drugs.

 

Class 4 thought about smoking – they looked at the ingredients that go into cigarettes.

 

 

 

Library Visit

This term all of our pupils have been visiting the library.

Today Class 5 worked with Mrs Johnson who organised a great scavenger hunt for the pupils as well as reading them a funny story.

All the pupils also had the opportunity to borrow books.

Next week Class 4 will be joining Mrs Johnson for their visit.

Fishguard Library opens at 10am daily apart from Sundays. It currently closes at 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 6pm on Thursdays, and at 1pm on Saturdays.

 

Class 2 visit – Paul Sartori Foundation

Thank you very much to Mrs Anne Tannahill who came into meet Class 2 and talk about the work done by the Paul Sartori Foundation this afternoon.

Class 2 are busy planning a fashion show to raise funds for the Paul Sartori Foundation.


The Paul Sartori Foundation is Pembrokeshire’s only Hospice at Home Service, established for those with a life limiting illness, was founded in memory of its namesake Father Paul Sartori.

 

Father Paul Sartori, a Haverfordwest-based Parish Priest, saw a need for hospice care in Pembrokeshire.  Shortly after recognising the need he unfortunately became ill himself and died from cancer at the age of 39, in 1980.  His inspiration moved a small group of his local parishioners and in his memory friends strived to bring his ideas to fruition and so the Paul Sartori Foundation came about.

 

 

Code Club News

Members of our code club recently completed six Microbit coding

projects and received certificates to acknowledge their achievements.

Our Code Club meets every Thursday from 3.15 – 4.15 and we welcome pupils from Y4 upwards. We are very  lucky to have two volunteers (one an ex pupil) who give up their time every week to share their expertise and enthusiasm with us.

The Microbits were kindly donated to our club by one of our volunteers Nat Morris on behalf of his employers, Netflix. Code Club members have enjoyed creating a range of different games and gadgets using the devices and have begun working on more extended, independent projects.

 

Sacred Heart Mass – celebrating 100 years

Today pupils and staff of Holy Name School were joined by friends, family and parishioners for a special Mass.

100 years ago on June 7th, 1918 the school was solemnly consecrated to the Sacred Heart.

After Mass we invited everyone who had attended Mass to come back to the school hall where Class 5 had arranged a small exhibition of photographs showing some of  the history of the school.

We also had a very special cake that we shared in the afternoon.

Sponsored Read – Thank you!

Thanks for an absolutely fantastic effort in our Sponsored Read.

As well as many hundreds of books being read by the children over the 3 week period, the pupils have raised an incredible £1003.25 to be spent on new books for school!

Thank you so much to all parents and family members who have sponsored pupils.

We look forward to choosing and using our new books.