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Drama workshops - posted 14th Oct

In order to develop their science fiction writing skills, KS2 pupils have participated drama workshops with the Redbridge Drama School. In the workshops, pupils imagined what it would be like to be an astronaut in space. They learnt what it would be like to: manage a control room; train to be an astronaut; send messages from space to loved ones; meet interesting creatures on new planets; and to think about structuring a Sci-Fi story.

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World Mental Health Awareness Day - posted 11th Oct

St Helen's celebrated World Mental Health Awareness Day on the 10th of October with children supporting the international theme #HelloYellow. The children dressed in yellow and participated in a range of mental health awareness activities e.g. mindful relaxation, physical exercise, saying personal prayers and joke telling sessions. 2Y's assembly also linked well with the theme of promoting a happy heart and a healthy mind.

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MacMillan Coffee Morning - posted 11th Oct

On Friday 27th September the School Council hosted MacMillan Coffee Morning in the small hall. We raised a fantastic total of almost £300, thank you to all the parents and staff who donated cakes and attended the coffee morning.

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Harvest Festival 2019 - posted 11th Oct

Today we celebrated our annual Harvest Festival. Our families donated a huge amount of food, that we are going to donate to St Margaret’s Parish for their food bank. We also had a presentation from Edwina Collins from CAFOD. We were reminded about our right to have water and thought about those less fortunate. We have been collecting our pennies and will donate them to CAFOD to support them in carrying out their good work.

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Essex Cup 7 - posted 9th Oct

On Friday 4th October our girls football team took part in their Essex cup 7 aside group stage match vs Hallsville winning the match 7-2. The girls move on to face Langtons academy in their next Essex cup match​.

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Sci-Fun Workshop - posted 8th Oct

3Y had a very exciting morning, visiting space. We travelled in a space ship, experienced zero gravity and an asteroid attack. But it was totally worth it as it made us think about how we would feel, what space might feel like and who we would miss. We enjoyed acting out our space adventure and will now use this in future English lessons to write a space story.

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Global Caring - posted 3rd Oct

Earlier this year, the film crew from CaFE (Catholic Faith Exploration) visited St Helen’s to find out how we help the children to understand the Pope Francis’ new act of mercy; Care for our Common Home.

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Football Competition - posted 3rd Oct

On the 3rd October 2019 children from year 3 and 4 competed in a mixed football competition. They did really well and finished 4th overall out of 14 schools, losing on penalties in the semi-final. Well done team and good luck in future competitions!

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