Posts Tagged ‘St Michael’s Primary School’

“Fantastic” fireworks at St Michael’s School

Posted on Tuesday 18th December 2018 at 9:41 pm by Laura Mortimore

Photo of a crowd of people watching the fireworks display.

This year’s fireworks display at St Michael’s School took place on Saturday 10th November. Starburst Fireworks put on a show that thoroughly impressed the 1,300 people who attended and DJ Jay Dormer, from ‘Make it a Success’ mobile disco, entertained the crowd with great music.

Although the number of people who attended was lower than the previous year, most likely due to the weather, the event still raised an impressive £2,000. This money is going to be used towards replacing some old playground equipment that is no longer safe for the children to play on. The school’s Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA) are hoping that this will be done in the new year, especially if they receive any additional funding from the Aviva Community Fund.

The PTFA has received some fantastic feedback from the event, including:

  • “All we can say is AWESOME and THANK YOU to all those involved with making the event such a brilliant spectacular.”
  • “Tonight’s firework display was brilliant, best yet!”
  • “Great evening as always, the fireworks, music and organisation were 10/10.”
  • “We have been to Disney World and seen their fireworks show and nothing has ever come close to that. However, I think they might have some stiff competition now from St Michael’s in Stoke Gifford!”

More: Event organisers thank volunteers and sponsors »

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Success for St Michael’s School summer fair

Posted on Monday 9th July 2018 at 10:59 pm by Laura Mortimore

The St Michael’s Primary School summer fair took place on Saturday 30th June and has been deemed a huge success by the organisers. The Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA) spent months planning and organising the event, which raises vital funds for the school. There were numerous stalls and activities at the event including a bouncy castle, face painting and pony rides.

Laura Walker, chair of the PTFA, said:

“The summer fair is a much anticipated event in the school year.”

“It was great to see so many children and their families enjoying themselves in the beautiful weather, whilst raising valuable funds for the school in the process.”

“We have a fantastic group of volunteers who worked very hard and without whom the day would not be possible.”

As a result of all the hard work of those who organised the event and helped on the day, the fair raised an incredible £4,500. This money will be put towards replacing some of the outdoor play equipment.

Throughout the year, the PTFA organises a number of events in order to raise money for the school as they aim to extend the opportunities available to the children at St Michael’s. The money that it raises goes towards many causes, including new resources and educational excursions.

Photo: Families enjoying the gladiator ring and police car.

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Stoke Gifford news round-up (Jun/Jul 2018)

Posted on Monday 9th July 2018 at 1:15 am by Laura Mortimore

Stoke Gifford news round-up.

June has seen the arrival of summer as the sun has shone down brightly on the village of Stoke Gifford. Here’s what has been happening this month.

St Michael’s Church

St Michael’s enjoyed their yearly ‘Church on the Green’ on Sunday 24th June where there was a large turnout to enjoy stories, songs and a picnic. This was then followed by the England v Panama game being shown in the Auditorium.

Local residents may have noticed the scaffolding that has gone up around the church tower. Work is continuing to be done to repair parts of the building and the scaffolding is expected to be up for approximately 11 weeks.

Coming up in July is the family fun and World Cup Final event. On 15th July, the St Michael’s Centre is hosting a fun day on The Green starting at 1pm. A BBQ will be provided and guests are asked to bring drinks and accompaniments. Afterwards, the World Cup Final will be shown in the auditorium. All ages are welcome to attend.

More: St Michael’s School and Abbeywood School. Key dates for July. »

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Stoke Gifford news round-up (May/Jun 2018)

Posted on Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 6:18 pm by Laura Mortimore

Stoke Gifford news round-up.

This month we’ve seen the warm summer sunshine turn into cloud and thunderstorms, however, this hasn’t stopped the Stoke Gifford community from working hard and celebrating their successes.

St Michael’s Primary School

The children of St Michael’s have just celebrated the end of term with their own rendition of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (see photo to the right), performed in the auditorium of the St Michael’s Centre.

Headteacher Mark Freeman said:

“The children of St Michael’s School excelled themselves once again with their performance of Beauty and the Beast, played in front of rapturous audiences over two nights in the magnificent St Michael’s Church Centre.  The performance was the culmination of nearly six months of rehearsals, costume-making and set-creation, and the result was an absolute treat. As has become expected with our tradition at St Michaels’s, what stood out above all else was the wonderful singing, including both solo and ensemble pieces, and the joy and enthusiasm of the children was striking. None of this would happen without the dedication of the staff and parents of the school, who all contributed in different ways to this year’s success. For pictures and video clips please visit the school website:

The school have also been celebrating sporting success as their football team won the cup final, beating Bromley Heath 3-0. They are now hoping to continue their winning streak when they compete in the ‘champions’ league’ next term.

More: Abbeywood School and St Michael’s Church. Key dates for June. »

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