The following prizes have not yet been collected. They will be put into the next raffle if they are not collected by end of day Friday.
286- White ticket 57- Pink ticket
604- Blue ticket 372- White ticket
65- Yellow ticket 33- Green ticket
740- Yellow ticket 132- Pink ticket
71- Green ticket
Congratulations to all members of the Gardening Club. The school has been given a Silver Award in the South and South East in Bloom 2014 Blooming Schools competition.
This is the first year of entering and we competed against over 140 schools throughout Hampshire, so we really deserve a pat on the back.
We still have the Portsmouth in Bloom results to look forward to.
Thanks to Mrs Metcalfe, Mrs Shepherd and Mrs Peters for organising and running the clubs.
The University of Chichester Academy Trust (CAT) has published the first edition of its newsletter Academy update which shares items of news from across its family of academies as well as information about CAT. A copy will be coming home with your child and we hope you will find it interesting to get a sense of the wider network of schools that The Flying Bull Academy is a part of.
You can download a PDF copy of the newsletter here
CAT welcomes queries from its wider school communities and you can always contact them on 01243 816444, by email at email@example.com or via the website at www.unicat.org.uk.
KS1 has been busy growing everything from carrots to yellow courgettes, and today they harvested a variety of vegetables including, french beans, runner beans, purple french beans, courgettes and tomatoes, all of which I am reliably informed will be consumed at tea time tonight. Well done KS1 for a successful start to the growing season.
Pankhurst was a leading British women’s rights activist, who led the movement to win the right for women to vote.
Emmeline Goulden was born on 14 July 1858 in Manchester into a family with a tradition of radical politics. In 1879, she married Richard Pankhurst, a lawyer and supporter of the women’s suffrage movement. He was the author of the Married Women’s Property Acts of 1870 and 1882, which allowed women to keep earnings or property acquired before and after marriage. His death in 1898 was a great shock to Emmeline.
In 1889, Emmeline founded the Women’s Franchise League, which fought to allow married women to vote in local elections. In October 1903, she helped found the more militant Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) – an organisation that gained much notoriety for its activities and whose members were the first to be christened ‘suffragettes’. Emmeline’s daughters Christabel and Sylvia were both active in the cause. British politicians, press and public were astonished by the demonstrations, window smashing, arson and hunger strikes of the suffragettes. In 1913, WSPU member Emily Davison was killed when she threw herself under the king’s horse at the Derby as a protest at the government’s continued failure to grant women the right to vote.
Like many suffragettes, Emmeline was arrested on numerous occasions over the next few years and went on hunger strike herself, resulting in violent force-feeding. In 1913, in response to the wave of hunger strikes, the government passed what became known as the ‘Cat and Mouse’ Act. Hunger striking prisoners were released until they grew strong again, and then re-arrested.
This period of militancy was ended abruptly on the outbreak of war in 1914, when Emmeline turned her energies to supporting the war effort. In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave voting rights to women over 30. Emmeline died on 14 June 1928, shortly after women were granted equal voting rights with men (at 21).
For the past 2 weeks, attendance has been over 95%! Thank you all so much for ensuring your children are at school, ready to learn, everyday.
We have still had a number of holiday requests which I have had to say no to. Remember, this is a government ruling and not a school decision. As I pointed out in the last newsletter, we do not receive the fine money.