Matchbox Challenge

We were overwhelmed with the response from our ‘Matchbox Challenge’ so wanted to thank you all for participating in the event and raising so much money! Overall, we raised a staggering £1218.15 which was nothing short of fantastic!
For those who participated, we had two winners; Sophie (Y4) for the most items in a matchbox (56 items) and Olivia P (Y4) for raising a massive amount of sponsor money £541. All money raised will go towards resources which benefit all the children in school.

Ukraine Crisis Appeal

A massive ‘thank you’ to all of the parents, children and extended family members who have made such kind donations to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. We have been overwhelmed with your generosity and I know the items will be greatly appreciated by those in desperate need. Mrs Moore will be taking the donations to Shropshire European Organisation CIC later today.


Dance Festival at Wrekin College

Before half term Mrs Moore and Mr Matthews were lucky to take a group of Y2 and Y3 girls to Wrekin College for a dance festival. The children were enthusiastic and engaged, having a wonderful time showcasing their dancing abilities. Burton Borough and Charlton students were extremely impressed with our pupils and how well they followed instructions and were able to copy the quite complex dance moves. Well done girls!

Celebrating 25 years of World Book Day

On Thursday 3rd March we celebrated World Book Day. We were very impressed with the involvement of the children both with dressing up and participating in the ‘Book Scene’ competition. Thank you to all of our parents who supported this event and all the support you give on a daily basis with the journey of reading. It is clear to see that there is a love of reading at our school and the phrase ‘reading is the window to the world’ is embedded into our school culture.

We were so very impressed with the ‘Story Scene’ boxes that were created by the children and the amount of time and effort that must have been spent on them. We have kept a selection of them to display in school to showcase the strong partnership between school and home and the love of reading.

Celebrating 25 years of World Book Day

On Thursday 3rd March St. Lawrence staff and pupils celebrated 25 years of World Book Day. We had a wonderful day reading books and taking part in a range of activities linked to texts. During the afternoon pupils from all classes took part in a ‘family’ day whereby the children were mixed. It was wonderful to see the older children working collaboratively with younger children and we firmly believe that they all learn new skills by this way or working.
As part of our celebrations children entered a ‘Book Scene’ competition and have been creating some marvellous box themes of favourite stories. We have been overwhelmed with their creativity and how much effort pupils have put in to this work. Please see below some of the amazing work created.

Visit from Commonwealth Games Mascot

St. Lawrence staff and pupils were very excited to receive a visit from the mascot of Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games this week. Perry brought with him high energy, enthusiasm and passion which was extremely infectious!  How wonderful for us to be part of this journey and vision to unite the whole region and present the unique stories of every community.