March 2019

16th March 2019
Birds of Prey
We were very lucky to have Mike from the Welsh Bird of Prey Centre visit our school with some of his birds of prey. 

He talked us through all of the birds of prey that he had brought with him and did some demonstrations with the birds. 

2 children from each class were lucky enough to hold the tawny owl at the end of the demonstration. 
The children and the birds were very well behaved and both the teachers and Mike were impressed.
Gymnastic competition
Last Saturday saw 29 Ellwood gymnasts competing in the Forest of Dean gym competition. All of the children represented the school brilliantly and brought home 15 medals; 4 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze including overall level 2 girls’ winner and gold, silver and bronze in the year 1 level 1 girls’ competition.
In a very tightly fought competition, Ellwood were unfortunate to come in 4th place, only 0.65 points behind Madley in third place and 3.15 points behind the overall winners, Mitcheldean, who won for the first time in 19 years of the competition running, three weeks before their head retires. 
Highest Team               SCHOOL               Score 
1                                   Mitcheldean            76.4 
2                                   Much Birch              75.4 
3                                   Madley                    73.9 
4                                   Ellwood                   73.25 
5                                   Woodside                70.03 
6                                   Gorsley Goffs          69.28 
7                                   Berry Hill                 66.6 
8                                   Clearwell                 52.03 

Highest scoring Girl                 
Level                                              Score            School
Level 1    Savanha Dunn - Hale     19.05              Mitcheldean
Level 2    Emily Smith                     18.35              Ellwood
Level 3    Ella Robinson                  18.30              Gorsley Goffs
Level 4    Anastasia Hughes           22.60              Much Birch

Highest scoring Boy                     
Level                                               Score            School
Level 1    Charlie Stokes                 19.15             Madley
Level 2    Archie Weyman               18.00             Woodside
Level 3    Jacob Tipper                    17.80             Mitcheldean
Miss Abbott would like to thank the children for their hard work and Mrs Beard and Mrs Bishop for their help running the gym club.
Healthy Breakfast - March 2019
Thank you to everyone who came along and joined us for a healthy breakfast. 
BIG thank you to all the staff that helped run the event!
World Book Day
We had a fantastic day celebrating books and authors at Ellwood.  The children held book swaps and we enjoyed 'mystery reader' sessions at the end of the day.  
Mrs Wright would like to thank everyone for dressing up in fantastic costumes of favourite characters.  Also, Vicky Logan for speaking to the children about the local libraries in the morning assembly and Nikki Davis for organising the book fayre and half term sponsored read.
We managed to raise over £600 for new topic books!
Well done and thank you to all the children and parents for supporting this event.