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Christmas in London Bridge arrives with a festive flourish

On November 29th Team London Bridge hosted the annual London Bridge Christmas Carols and Lantern Parade, marking the start of Christmas in the area.

The event was in collaboration with longstanding partners London Bridge City, Potters Fields Park Management Trust, Network Rail and the stars of the show: Tower Bridge and Snowsfields Primary Schools from The Bridges Federation
 As the Snow Queen and Angel accompanied the lantern parade along the riverside and across Tooley Street, the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Catherine Rose, led the children in counting down the switch-on of the Christmas tree lights at Potters Fields Park, Hay’s Galleria and London Bridge Station.
Stopping at each location for rousing renditions of some favourite carols, the children proudly displayed their hand-made lanterns created with local artist Helen Harrison from Arts Desire and funded by Potters Fields Park Management Trust. 
The evening was brimming with community spirit, seeing local businesses Hotel Chocolate and Pret a Manger contributing delicious festive treats and hot drinks to warm up the crowds. On arriving at London Bridge Station the children were delighted to see Santa, his elves and Hamley’s Bear waiting for them to launch the seasonal display beside the Tooley Street entrance.
Along with the opening of Christmas by the River in London Bridge City on the same evening, this years’ festive season has now truly started in London Bridge.
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Remembrance Day 2018

To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One, every pupil in the school made a poppy to display around our portraits of Walter Tull and Albert McKenzie.

They learned more about the heroic efforts of these young men and how they were among the hundreds of thousands who lost their lives at a young age.

The children were told of why we now wear poppies as a sign of remembrance.

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Exceptional achievements of Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary Schools recognised by Mayor of London

The exceptional performance of Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary Schools has been honoured by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. 

The schools were  invited to the Schools for Success awards ceremony at City Hall on Friday 5th October, to celebrate their achievements in supporting pupils needing extra help to fulfil their potential.

More than 100 eligible schools are invited to join the programme and every local authority in the capital now has a school it can look to as an example. This group, refreshed annually, represents approximately six per cent of the capital’s schools.

The ceremony was hosted by Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare Joanne McCartney. Snowsfields and Tower Bridge have been recognised by the Schools for Success programme, because DFE data from 2017 shows our schools made fantastic progress with students that started behind their peers.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate The Bridges Federation for the fantastic work of their staff and pupils in the last year. Our Schools for Success programme shows the significant difference that a supportive and inclusive teaching environment can make for all pupils. London has some of the best schools in the country in the capital and by working together we can make sure that every young Londoner is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Well done to all the staff, pupils and parents for helping the schools make so much progress and be so successful.

 

 

 

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Tower Bridge Receives NACE Challenge Award

On Thursday 4th October we were visited by an assessor from NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education).

She met with parents, pupils, staff and Governors and observed lessons.

We are pleased to announce that from all the evidence she saw, she awarded the school with the NACE Challenge Award. We are now the 400 schools in the country to receive this award, and it is great recognition of all the hard work that is put into every lesson, everyday by all the staff and pupils.

 

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Disability Awareness Day

On Friday 28th September we celebrated Disability Awareness Day.


We thought about our similarities rather than differences.

We studied famous people with disabilities and learnt about their achievements and how they overcame their individual difficulties. Look out for some of the people we studied in the new photos around school.

It was a very inspirational day for all of us.

“It’s incredible how Stevie Wonder performs. He’s worked really hard. It’s inspiring!” Rachel Year 4

“On Disability Awareness Day, we learned about a very inspiring woman name Freda Kahlo. She suffered from polio at the age of 6 and at 18 she was in a tram crash, which left her bed ridden for a year. While in hospital, she started to paint her cast . Freda is a well known artist . We are similar because we all love art.” Blue Class Y5

“We learned about Stephen Hawking. He couldn’t speak but he never gave up. Stephen Hawking learnt about space and the black hole even though he couldn’t speak.” Orange Class Y2

 

 

 

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Cross-country stars!

On Wednesday 19th September, Purple Class and Green Class took part in a Southwark cross country event with lots of different schools. We were so proud of their resilience and determination! Tower Bridge came 4th in the Year 6 competition and 3rd in the Year 4 competition.

 

Special mentions to Rubie  who came 4th overall, Kajus who came 7th and Nathalia who came 8th in their races.

 

 

 

 

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Race for Life

On Friday 6th July, Snowsfields and Tower Bridge met at Southwark Park for our annual sports day.

 

The parent running group kicked things off by running the 5km course with staff members. We were so thrilled that new parents joined in. Well done to all those who took part.

Children then ran, took part in athletic events and we ended the morning with lunch and sprint races.

 

Thank you to all the parents, staff and James who organised the event. Please see our weekly newsletter for updates on how much money was raised for Cancer Research. IMG_7160.TRIM(1)