Re: ENGLAND VS WALES – THURSDAY 16TH JUNE – KICK OFF 2PM
As you will aware, The Euro 2016 Football tournament is currently taking place. This week we are set to see a United Kingdom derby with our nations team ‘England’ playing our neighbours ‘Wales’. A number of the children have asked if we could potentially watch the match, through our pupil voice forum. I am delighted to say the children have such confidence and established methods to share their viewpoints and wishes at Waterside. The school is going to accommodate this request after a number of children wrote to the leadership expressing the educational benefits around – fair play, rules of sport and health and wellbeing – as well as our values – inspiration and excellence. At 2pm, in the school hall on Thursday the children will get to watch the England match. Should children not wish to watch the match, alternative learning will be available for pupils in class. The choice will be left with children on the day as to whether to watch or not!
We hope you support the children’s wishes and if you have any objections to your child watching the match, please contact school through writing a letter or phoning the school office to withdraw.
Thank you kindly for your support in advance and let’s hope for a wonderful England match. The normal collection time will be 3.30pm.