We have celebrated the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen by wearing red, white and blue and the children made a crown to wear that is fit for the Queen or Prince Philip. It was wonderful to see the children’s enthusiasm throughout the day as they learned about the Queen and her life.
Our wonderful Friends of Medmerry provided every child with a special cake at lunchtime and all the children have been presented with a commemorative coin. Thank you!
We also arranged a naming ceremony for our new play boat. The children came up with many different names and the one that was chosen was ‘The Royal Windsor’. Two children were chosen to perform the ceremony: Patrick as he is the oldest child at Medmerry and Lola as our youngest member of Medmerry. They annointed the boat with sparkling water!
A huge ‘Thank you’ to the Big Lottery Funding and to Baker’s Solar Farm Community Fund for the grants that we have received; without these we would have had to spend many years raising the funds to provide the equipment.
Here is just a quick reminder that the children are being invited to come to school on Thursday 21st April dressed in red, white and blue and we would
like them to make a crown at home to wear on the day (for either the Queen or Prince Philip).
Selsey Town Council are lighting the beacon at East Beach on Thursday 21st April at 7.30pm to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The Fire Brigade are overseeing the beacon lighting for us (onsite from 6.30pm), and the sea cadets will be in attendance – mustering at 7.20pm. The Chairman will read a short birthday message from HRH the Prince of Wales. The crowd will then sing Happy Birthday, and the beacon will be lit! If the weather is clear we should be able to see the Bognor beacon blaze before we light ours.
The beacon will be extinguished by 8.00pm at the latest. Let’s hope for good weather!
Medmerry are taking part in The Great British Elm Experiment. The experiment helps to raise awareness of the importance of elm trees and help Medmerry children to understand how living things rely on others for survival.
Some of our Green team members planted four Dutch elm disease resistant elm trees on our school grounds with the help of tree wardens. Green team learnt lots of interesting facts and information to help Medmerry care for our four elm trees.
Welcome back! We hope you have all had a good break. As many of you will have seen, our play-boat is now completed and we are just waiting for the safety surface to be laid. As soon as this is done the children will be able to use the equipment at break and lunchtimes.