We were delighted to be joined by parents of the school and our local Neighbourhood Warden yesterday as we tried to clean up the local area. The idea came from Bradford 4 Better who are working hard to try to clean up communities across the district. Our Miriam Lord team of school councillors, parents, staff and pupils from Year 5 worked hard to litter pick around perimeter of school. You would be amazed how much rubbish we collected from such a small area and it made us realise the community needs to do more to keep areas tidy.
We are all feeling very proud of one of governors today and I am sure you can see why from the photograph below. Mrs Najma Akram is not only a governor at Miriam Lord Primary School as her real job is a police officer. At the weekend she had the distinct honour of representing West Yorkshire Police and laying the wreath at the cenotaph in London for the Remembrance Day event. This is always such a special event and everyone at the school is feeling so proud that one of our governors was chosen for such an honour.
It rained all day but it didn't dampen our enthusiasm as we were joined by families for the launch of '50 Things To Do Before You're 5'. This is a fantastic project led by St Edmund's Nursery and Children's Centre where parents work through a series of creative ideas and games to play with their children. We were delighted to see so many of our families joining us and keen to get involved. We were also lucky to be joined by Claire Drake who is a 50 Things Enthusiast and was able to share her expertise with our families. I look forward to hearing about all the activities our families get up to, as you can see from the photos it was activity #8 'Bubbles' that was the most popular today.
Anyone who has ever visited Miriam Lord would know that we have always been committed to providing the very best facilities for our children to learn in. If we want our children to achieve the best outcomes they have to be able to access high quality resources and feel inspired by what they see around them.
This summer, we have updated our EYFS Outdoor Learning Area to make sure our youngest learners have the opportunity to stretch their learning muscles in an inspiring environment. We are absolutely delighted with the finished product and it has already been a joy to see our Nursery and Reception children using the area. Have a look at the photographs below to see how this area has been transformed for our children so as we can make sure they are getting the very best.