Great Crosby & The Community
At Great Crosby, our links with both the local and wider community are very important to us. Our aim is for the school to be at the heart of the community and work in partnership to benefit all. We aim for all of our children to understand their place in both the local and wider community. This page provides a taster of some of our community links. We hope you enjoy reading it!
Great Crosby Bake Off 2018
We have had a tremendous response for our annual Great Crosby Bake Off. This year our GoGivers have chosen the NSPCC to be the charity we are supporting by selling the cakes at break time and at the end of the day. The cakes are being professionally judged and the winners will be announced in assembly. Thank you to all the parents and carers who have helped the children with their entries. Click on the photo and scroll down to see photos of most of the cakes. They are not in any order.
Remembrance Service 2017
On Monday 12th November we commemorated Remembrance Day with a service led by Year 6 children. We particularly remembered the battles at Passchendaele, near Ypres in Belgium and Captain Noel Chavasse, from Liverpool, who received two Victoria Crosses for bravery in World War I, but tragically died in August 1917.
We were honoured to be part of the 'Children of Crosby' represention by local school pupils at the wreath laying at Alexandra Park for Remembrance Day.
St Joseph's Hospice Shop Opening
We were very pleased to be able to support the opening of new St. Joseph’s Hospice shop in Crosby on 15th June. Click on the photo below for more pictures.
Great Crosby Bake Off 2017
We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries for this year's Great Crosby Bake Off. The theme was animals as we were raising money for the RSPCA. Click here and scroll down to see photos of most of the cakes.
There are a few more photos to be added. Winners will be announced in assembly.
Downs Syndrome Awareness Week
Once again we have promoted Downs Syndrome Awareness Week by wearing odd socks with our uniform. Here are a few of the hundreds of socks. Find out more www.downs-syndrome.org.uk
The Go Givers are hosting a contest where you design a wig for a boy or a girl. It is 50p per entry with the proceeds going to the Little Princess Trust Charity. www.littleprincesses.org.uk
On Friday 27th January we held a 'Wear a hat to school day' to raise awareness of Little Princesses and Hair 4 Boys. Lots of teachers and children of all ages wore their hats all day.
On Friday 10th February, we have our annual 'Welly Walk' also in aid of Little Princesses and Hair 4 Boys.
Remembrance Day 11th November 2016
Our Y6 History Club presented a special assembly including stories of their families and local soldiers. We also welcomed some French students who are visiting Sacred Heart.
Run For Life
On Friday 8th July, we hosted a ‘Run For Life’ to raise money for Cancer ResearchUK. Mrs Solkin, our Parent Support Advisor, has set up a JustGiving page to help collect our funds.
Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/great-crosby-catholic-primary-school08-07-2016
The Go Givers asked our children to do some research into Cystic Fibrosis by making posters or TV commercials. The posters are on display in the hall and we are excited to present the videos made by brothers Alexander and Charlie, and Maizy. We are now much better informed, thank you!
The Queen's 90th Birthday - 10th June 2016
Today we celebrated the Queen's 90th Birthday. We had special visitors in our Stars of the Week assemblies, learned about the Royal Family as part of British Values and picnics at lunchtime. This afternoon we all had ice creams or lollies, party games and a marching parade by 6T directed UK Military School.
Today the Go Givers presented a cheque for £552.18 to the Plaza Cinema. The money was raised by selling the Great Crosby Bake Off cakes last month.
Great Crosby Bake Off 2016
Thank you to everyone who entered the Great Crosby Bake Off 2016. We had over 80 tasty entries, the standard was once again very high and the judges really enjoyed finding the winners!
Following the sale, we raised £552.18 for Plaza Community Cinema inWaterloo and the winners have received free tickets for a film of their choice at the cinema.
Thank you again for your time and generosity.
Down Syndrome Awareness Day - 21st March 2016
Hundreds of pairs of odd socks were worn today to support World Down Syndrome Day 'Lots of Socks'. There were prizes for some of the best combinations.
Find out how you can add your support http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/about/campaigns/awareness-week/
Go Givers Citizenship Group
The Go Givers Citizenship Group has expanded greatly this year and they have been interviewing teachers and pupils throughout the school to find out all the good things going on in our school and local community.
The group meet once a week during lunchtime and are organised into groups to find out about school and community matters. They are very impressed by all the great news they hear when they talk to members of the school and local community.
We hope you enjoy reading about each of the groups' good news. It makes a refreshing change from all the sad news we often hear.
Go-Givers –Spring Into Action! The Go Givers are running their annual spring marathon of competitions, this year in aid of Plaza Cinema, Waterloo. The first competition is to design and make something capable of containing an egg and preventing it from breaking as it drops. Entries are welcome from children in Yrs1-6 and must be in by Tuesday 8th March with the entry fee of 50p. Good Luck!
Our Go-Givers have been quizzing on the UN's http://www.freerice.com You can too! Correct answers donate 10 grains of rice to the hungry