The Education Directorate are keen to capture the voice of young people to describe their experiences during lockdown. It will also help guide the thinking towards a recovery model from September. We would be grateful if pupils could complete this and if they wish add their names.
School Council are leading the way in making Red Gates greener and more environmentally friendly. On World Environment Day, they've checked the school grounds for any rubbish, especially plastic. You may not realise it, but we do get occasional visits from wildlife like squirrels and birds here at Red Gates.
We know that plastic can kill them as it does with the whales in the ocean. That's why we are keen to keep the school free of any plastic rubbish. This term, some classes are actually working on the topic Hidden Worlds: Under the Sea and are learning about the beauty of the sea and how our attitude towards waste can harm living creatures and destroy that beauty.
Each year the school joins in with British Science Week. Its a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths across the UK for people of all ages. It requires our amazing teachers to come up with entertaining and engaging events and activities for our children to watch and participate in. To celebrate the end of science week we had a bouncy castle. As you can see from the smiles and laughs it was a great success across the school.
Croydon is in the process of updating its Short Breaks Statement. This document will provide young people, parents and carers with information on:
* The range of short breaks services provided in Croydon
* Who can access short breaks
* How to access short breaks
* How short breaks are designed to meet the needs of disabled children/young people and their parents/carers
We would like to hear your thoughts about the draft Short Breaks Statement, your feedback is very valuable to us and will be used to help develop the Short Breaks Statement and ensure we have a service that meets the needs of children and young people.
Please click here to view the document and complete the survey on the Croydon Get Involved page to provide your feedback. This engagement process will be open for 6 weeks (18th February to 6th April 2019).
Thank you in advance for any feedback provided.
This year the theme for the Christmas play was Red Gates Radio. Each class paired up with another and chose a music genre to perform to.
The play was opened by our amazing Red Gates Rockers, performing Jingle Bells and Santa Claus is Coming to Town and was closed by our fabulous Choir, performing We are the Children of Red Gates School and We Wish You a Merry Christmas
DJ Santa (played by Khalid) introduced each act which started off with Class Rose and Class Teal performing to Rock and Roll music. We then had Classes Amethyst and Lilac presenting Classical, Classes Magenta and Sky presenting Disco, Classes Cyan and Aqua presenting Rock and Roll, Classes Royal and Violet presenting Soul, Classes Jade and Turquoise presenting Reggae, Classes Mint and Fuchsia presenting Pop, Classes Coral and Lime presenting Country and Classes Emerald and Navy presenting RnB.
We performed on Tuesday to our neighbours, Gilbert Scott School and on Wednesday to our parents, carers and friends.
The children and staff worked so hard to put this performance together and it was a hit with everyone that attended.
Merry Christmas from all the children and staff at Red Gates!