Pupil Power Retains the U11 Trophy at the 2017 Crudwell Bike Ride
Well done to everyone who rode for our school teams and supported us last weekend at the 26th Crudwell Bike Ride. The team/community spirit and enthusiasm over the weekend was wonderful. Forty-four pupils rode for our 3 teams plus a handful of parents and friends. Between them, they completed an amazing 93 laps.
Our Pupil Power 1 team managed to stay ahead of Minety School’s lap total to retain the U11 trophy. This was a fantastic effort and thanks in no small way to some of our longstanding team members (and some enthusiastic, younger riders) who kept our lap total running until after midnight and then VERY early on Sunday morning.
The weekend could not happen without a huge amount of work from the Bike Ride Committee and the enormous team of volunteers that are needed to run this fun event. I know a lot of you parents helped with the organisation and marshalling so thank you for doing this as well as encouraging your children round the circuit.
There is still time to get friends and family to sponsor/make a pledge for the laps you /your child did so we can increase the amount raised for Friends of Crudwell School (FOCS) and the Crudwell Village Hall. You/they can donate on-line at:
2016 Crudwell 24hr Bike Ride
Congratulations to everyone who rode for the school teams at the Crudwell Bike Ride on 18 & 19 June. We had pupil representatives from every class from Reception all the way up to Year 6. I think you will agree the whole weekend was great fun with a lot of you camping on the Playing Fields or at least staying on into the evening to support our teams. Thanks to this fantastic team spirit, the Pupil Power team won the Cup again for the most laps achieved in 24 hours by an under 11 team.
It was a hard earned victory as Pupil Power were still 2 laps behind the Oaksey Primary School team at midnight on the Saturday but with some notable rides through the night by some of our very dedicated Dads and Year 5’s then our early morning team ‘springing into action’ at 4.30 am we managed to ‘claw back’ the laps and eventually won by 31 laps to 28.
Those that rode for the school teams, please don’t forget that your sponsorship money (and sponsorship forms) are due into Emma Barker by 18 July if not before. Those that got their friends and family to sponsor them on-line, you can still do this by going to:
60% of the funds raised go to Friends of Crudwell School and 40% to Crudwell Village Hall.
'Tea for the Queen'
What a party it was! Around forty-five members of our community who remember the Queen as a child and young woman, joined us for our ‘Tea for a Queen’ celebration - enjoying a tea of sandwiches, scones (with jam and cream, of course) and celebration fruit cake – and copious amounts of tea. Our guess were served by children aged 6 to 11 years and entertained by our school choir. At the end of the afternoon, the whole school joined our guests, along with parents, to sing ‘Happy birthday’ and the National Anthem. John Wiggins, a former pupil of the school, led everyone in three cheers for Her Majesty. To complete the event, the children presented female guests with posies, made by year 1 and year 2 children using flowers from the school garden.
Prior to the event, children from Reception class to year 6, had painted portraits of the Queen, and some had even felted or made clay models of crowns. Courtesy of Derek Tilney, one of our guests, the children also had a chance to have their photos taken with a full size model of the Queen. We are also grateful to Lord Lucas Trust, who met the cost of giving every child a commemorative coin. It was certainly an event to remember for both young and old.
We're delighted the Parish Council have chosen to install the first defibrillator for the village at the school. The defibrillator will be sited just below the school office window where it will be easily seen and easily accessible for anyone who may need it.
We held our Christingle service at All Saints Church on Friday 16th January. A representative from the Children's Society spoke to the children and parents about the work of the charity and Cathy Butcher, a deacon of the Church, led the service. During the day several of members of the church and some parents came into school to help all of the children make their Christingles.