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12/12/18

So proud of our wonderful families for donations over the advent period - Merstham Food Bank will ensure this goes to many people locally who need a little help this Christmas. ❤️ https://t.co/cild3WfUkW

11/12/18

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Kilnwood Vale Primary School: Southgate Primary School: Forge Wood Primary School: Our West Sussex schools have one more open event each before the deadline of 15 January 2019. Look out for the attached advert on the back cover of RH Uncovered - January 2019 edition. https://t.co/a9eqx1XATV

11/12/18

Lovely article remembering the sacrifices of so many! Proud of our wonderful children. https://t.co/F8QW8FRgLZ

21/11/18

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Fantastic making links between & We enjoyed receiving our first Thank you!☺️❤️ https://t.co/zbLcWPhy9b

19/11/18

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We’ve just published 'The English curriculum – bigger than the sum of its parts' by on our TES blog https://t.co/OmAgFVtFFj https://t.co/CSIITbYEiI

19/11/18

Oracy, is an essential life skill. Speaking and Listening play a massive part in our development.

19/11/18

Liam, you should go to Kevin his MA was on student voice

14/11/18

This is a shoutout to all of those people who have been bullied by cruel people. Bullying is not a good thing, so let's stop it now! https://t.co/aRYjjwMMPO

14/11/18

Just because someone looks different, doesn't mean they are different. https://t.co/qngYNxN1LN

14/11/18

If you're being bullied never hesitate to tell a teacher. There is always someone to help you. https://t.co/sZyftKAoZ3

14/11/18

Tell people you trust. https://t.co/uQgyw2ZK4j

14/11/18

If you are being bullied ask the bully to politely stop. https://t.co/CDO4PPacYh

14/11/18

Class C have today written advice for students as part of our anti-bullying work: tweets to follow.

14/11/18

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This I pledge to always . You can too. https://t.co/etb3FDPAkR

12/11/18

Retweeted From Jake Lewis

Working at a school and considering a change? Thinking of returning to the profession? Starting your NQT year in September? Speak to to find out about our varied opportunities throughout the trust. We're looking forward to speaking with you. https://t.co/GxiWvidLHX

12/11/18

We had an anti-bullying lesson today - remember if you are getting bullied talk to someone! https://t.co/YaTTOaHIIV

12/11/18

If you are being bullied you should always tell a teacher or trusted person. 'tkeepitinside https://t.co/Y5vLMwuYfD

12/11/18

Bullying is the worst, from physical bullying to verbal bullying they are all equally horrible. Don't hold back, tell an adult. https://t.co/VmBNujoMMS

12/11/18

If you're being bullied, don't ignore it. Tell an adult, teacher or trusted adult. Do not be frightened, somebody will help you. Remember you're not alone. https://t.co/CfyRCrWSiZ

12/11/18

Today we have launched our work on choosing respect - Class B have been writing advice on how to deal with potential Bullies. https://t.co/Pj2Hqab17M

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Posted on: 09/11/2018

MPS Supports the British Legion

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 and to pay tribute to the generation who changed our world, the students at Merstham Park School have been making poppies.

The poppy became an iconic symbol for remembrance because it is such a resilient flower of beauty and was able to grow in the thousands amongst the destruction of the war. Students at Merstham Park School have learnt about Remembrance across the curriculum this week and have studied the famous poem by Lt Col John McCrae, 'In Flanders Fields'. McCrae’s poem inspired an American academic, Moina Michael, to make and sell silk poppies. The Royal British Legion, formed in 1921, ordered 9 million of these poppies and sold them on 11th November that year. Purchasing a poppy has now become an annual, international tradition amongst many.

Each student at Merstham Park has hand crafted a poppy using a plastic bottle and acrylic paint to create a 3D poppy which has been placed at the Merstham Memorial in preparation for Remembrance Sunday. Mrs Harkness, Leader of the Arts at Merstham Park School, led the students in this project to ensure that the occasion was marked and that students understood not only the importance of Remembrance but also connecting with the local community. As this is currently a new school, some of the students have dedicated their time and have made more than one poppy to create the 100 poppies in commemoration of the 100 years that have passed. Mrs Harkness noted “I am very pleased with the students’ engagement and the beautiful poppies they have created.  It has been a pleasure to see them so keen both in and outside of lessons, to participate and share their creativity with the local community”.

Mrs Harkness contacted the council as well as Bryan and Tom at the British Legion in Merstham to gain permission to install the poppies. They were keen to participate in our Remembrance Ceremony and agreed to mark the occasion of installing the poppies at the Memorial by playing The Last Post, holding a 2 minute silence and reading a poem. Our prefects and student council team attended the ceremony on Friday 9th November at 11 a.m. and helped to place the poppies onto the gates.

Mr Beard, Headteacher at Merstham Park School commented “The poppies look striking when arranged next to one another and have taken a prominent place lining the gates at the Memorial.  All staff at Merstham Park School are proud of our students’ achievements and their participation in honouring the lives of all servicemen and servicewomen who have died fighting for our country. We will remember them.”