As a rookie governor, you haven’t heard from me before. I was delighted to be invited to be June’s governor of the month so that I can introduce myself as well as share news of some of the amazing events that have been happening in school. I have two children in Hooe, in Years 4 and 6. I’m a lecturer in medical education at our local University and have particular interests in science education and supporting learners with special educational needs.
What fabulous weather we have been having this month and this was especially welcome on Sports Day. This was an agreeable change from last year when golf umbrellas and waterproofs were intermittently needed. The sunshine was accompanied by a brisk breeze, however, which meant that the parents in charge of the assault course parachute also got a work-out. This was no problem though because we clearly have some very athletic mums and dads at Hooe with the parents’ race proving extremely competitive. One of the dads built up so much speed that the wooden fence at the end was in danger. Did anyone else spot our local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Open Gold medal winner parents in action?
As always, the children were wonderful, patiently awaiting their turns to compete, cheering on their friends and houses and showcasing some impressive sporting talents. What was particularly laudable was the way that the older children supported and encouraged their younger team members throughout the day. For me, Sports Day at Hooe really demonstrates the ethos of the school, in being a place where children and staff are happy, passionate about learning activities and ambitious. Those attending also experience Hooe Primary Academy as the heart of our village community, with staff, parents, grandparents and family friends coming together to celebrate with the children and picnic in the grounds.
I was so impressed with the range of activities on offer during the whole of Sports week. The lucky children watched a stunt bike display (including participation from brave Mr Craig) and enjoyed frisbee golf, wheelchair basketball, bell boating, archery, orienteering and boccia among other more traditional sports. Sports week may have finished but the opportunities keep on coming in June, with Year 5 and 6 having the chance to experience a dance lesson led by Dame Darcey Bussell herself! Well done HPA!
Wishing you all a wonderful June
Very best, Ann