Dear Parents and Carers,
The first half of this busy term has come to an end, and the children now deserve a break. In this newsletter you will find information about some activities for children and families taking place next week in the local area.
Thanks go to all parents and carers who attended parents’ evenings this week either in school or on Zoom. It is always lovely to see you in school, and to see the children show you their work with such pride. Thanks also go to all parents and carers who have been making sure their children do not ride their bicycles or scooters on the playground, which is a safer place for everyone as a result.
Whilst on the subject of safety, some parents have raised concerns about drivers’ behaviour at the junction of Benhill Road, Edmund Street and Picton Street during school drop-off times. Picton Street is a School Street, so is pedestrianised from 08:30 – 09:15 and 15:00 – 16:00 to keep Brunswick’s children safe. School Streets are a council initiative, so are managed by Southwark Council. The cameras that operate during these times have no connection with the school. From time to time, the council sends Traffic Officers to help drivers manage the School Street and enforce restrictions. We do not know beforehand when they will come. If you have concerns about drivers’ behaviour during enforcement times, please raise them directly with the council, as it is the organisation responsible.
October is Black History Month, and the children are now coming to the end of their learning inspired by Amanda Gorman’s Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem. Each Year Group has also chosen a Black activist from the past or present who has made a difference or made change. Their artwork is starting to go up around the school, and will appear on X and Instagram for you to see when it is ready. In the meantime, here is Reception’s work in progress, inspired by the mural in Manchester:
Wishing you and your family a peaceful and enjoyable Half Term break, and I look forward to seeing you and the children again on Monday 30 October.