Worthington Primary School

Manchester Ice Hockey Players Raise a Storm!

This afternoon (20/10/17) our special guests during assembly were two members of the Manchester Storm 1st Team.  Canadians Shane Bakker and Matt Stanisz form part of the team that currently sit on top of the National League Table.  Here they are sitting with one of our Year 1 pupils who plays for the Under Nines Storm Academy – and very happy they all look!

Shane and Matt captivated the whole school with their brilliant assembly and even found time to invite one of our Reception pupils to try on a full Ice Hockey strip.

Trying on the Strip

The players have offered special opportunities to the children and their families to come down to a Manchester Storm match in the near future – something I am sure that many children will want to do.

Our warm thanks go to Shane and Matt for giving up some of their very valuable time to tell us more about this fascinating sport and answering all of the fabulous questions our children posed.  The very best of luck to the team for the rest of the season!


PTA Pamper Evening – Thursday 19th October, 7.00 p.m. – late

Mr Searle Gets The Full Beauty Treatment

It looks like Mr Searle got more than he bargained for when he accepted the challenge to be pampered after school last week. He certainly doesn’t look ready for all that’s going on!

If you are not like Mr Searle, and enjoy the pampering experience, then please do come along to our latest PTA Pamper Evening on Thursday 19th October, where there will be stalls a-plenty, as well as treatments to have on the night.  Please see our ‘letters to parents’ page on our website to book your pampering.

There will be refreshments at the event and all ladies are welcome – please come along and bring your family and friends.   All the treatments are provided by fully qualified and insured professionals just like the ladies attending to Mr Searle, who certainly looks happier in the second picture, now that his his curlers are in!

A Happier Looking Headteacher!

Come along and soak up the atmosphere of a truly relaxing experience. Peruse the stalls selling products, gifts, food and drink from all corners of the globe. Meet with friends both familiar and new. We really hope to see you there!

Macmillan Coffee Morning Update

So far ladies and gentlemen, we have raised the amazing total of £537.76 this year for Macmillan, due to the generosity and hard work of many.  The school would like to thank all those who baked and/or came along to our coffee morning and pledged so much!  In fact, when we take into account the Gift Aid, we will have broken the £600 barrier quite easily.  (Last year’s total was £583.02.)

In addition to those who gave so generously, we would like to thank staff and children for their silver service throughout the morning and in addition, our two cooks for their amazing contribution.

We could not ever hope to raise this sort of amount without you all – thank you so very, very much.

L. S. Lowry – An Artist in Residence

Over the last two days, our Year 1 and Year 2 children have been busy learning more about the life and work of L. S. Lowry, the artist famous for his mainly industrial and urban scenes of his local area around Salford.  Julie, an artist in residence from The Lowry in Salford has been showing the children the techniques that Lowry used to produce his distinctive and extremely famous paintings and pencil sketches.

Our children have really been encouraged to look at the detail in the paintings of the buildings they have produced.

They have shown great determination, concentration and no little eye for detail in the work they have carried out.  In addition, the children have learned a great deal about the living and working conditions for many people of Salford at the time that Lowry was painting.

Once the children had all produced one painting each, they were combined to produce a representation of their local area – an art installation entitled ‘Down Our Street’.

Thank you so much children for all your hard work this week and thank you too to Julie for teaching us so much.

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Friday 29th September

Between 8.55 and 10.15 a.m. on the morning of Friday 29th September, we shall be hosting our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning.  Please see our letter regarding the finer detail but if you can come and spend an hour enjoying freshly made tea, brewed coffee and cake, then you are most welcome.

Every year we manage to raise a little more than the previous year, and with your generosity, we think we can do so again this year.

Put the date in your diary – the kettle will be on!