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The children of Henry Prince School and Nursery would like to welcome the Mayfield community to their Christmas Play at the Memorial Hall. The performances are on 4th December at 2 pm and 5th December at 6.30 pm. Tickets are just £2.50. You can buy them at the school office or pay on the door.
The children have been working very hard at rehearsals and would love as many people as possible to watch their performance. We hope to see all our friends and neighbours from throughout Mayfield there.
The Henry Prince PTFA are holding their popular Christmas Fair on Saturday 24th November in the Mayfield Memorial Hall. Everyone is invited between 1 and 3 pm and, like last year, we look forward to meeting many people from Mayfield, Ashbourne and further afield there.
This year there will be craft stalls, tea, coffee, cakes, games, our famous raffle with loads of prizes (including packs of beer) and, of course, the magical Santa’s Grotto.
Please come along and support our fundraising. Buy some Christmas presents, have a go on the tombola or just pop in for a piece of cake and a cup of tea. It’s free to come in.
See you there!
The Henry Prince School children have been to the “Open Centre” in Normanton, Derby. The Open Centre helps people learn about other faiths.
We walked from the centre to the local mosque and were fascinated to see the similarities between Christianity and Islam. We found out how they pray and celebrate festivals.
We then walked back to the Open Centre where we learnt about Judaism. We tasted bread called Challah and we learnt about Jewish coming of age ceremonies.
We all had a very enjoyable day, as you can see from the pictures.
This year, instead of the normal harvest offerings of fresh fruit and vegetables, the children of The Henry Prince School decided that they would make up harvest boxes of tins and packets to be donated to the Ashbourne Foodbank.
The children brought their boxes and offerings to a special Harvest Service at St John’s Church in Mayfield. After the service all the food, toiletries and cleaning products which the children had brought were taken to the Foodbank at Elim Pentacostle Church.
The Rev Martin Soar, vicar of Mayfield Church, said “The children presented a wonderfully fresh and engaging visual and musical ‘Thank You’ for the harvest. It was so good! It kindled a real sense of gratitude, inspired me to make the most of my garden, and reminded me to be a regular contributor to the Food Bank myself. Thank you, Henry Princes and Princesses!
The Ashbourne Foodbank offers food parcels to those in need in the Ashbourne area.
The Henry Prince C.E. First School are reminding parents about to choose their child’s school that they will be taking pupils into Year 5 September 2019.
After consulting with parents, the public and Staffordshire County Council earlier in the year, the governing body made the decision to take pupils into Year 5 from September 2019, and into Year 6 from September 2020.
From then the school will be known as The Henry Prince C.E. (C) Primary School & Nursery.
The school is now looking forward to attracting pupils who might otherwise choose other local primary schools rather than attend a first school.
As well as becoming a primary school, staff are liaising Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Ashbourne and hoping that their pupils will be able to attend QEGS at the end of Year 6.
The new wrap around care provision, in conjunction with The Mulberry Bush and Ashbourne Community Transport, is also working well.
Head Teacher Mrs J Naylor said: “We’re really excited to become a primary school, and as an Ofsted-rated ‘good’ school, we want to encourage as many parents as possible to see what we have to offer. We place great emphasis on our relationship with the children, and combine academic achievement with a nurturing environment.
“All schools get funding from the government based on pupil numbers, so the more pupils we have, the more sustainable we are in the future. It’s a really exciting time for our school, and we really hope that local parents will join us in 2019 as we begin a new chapter for Henry Prince.”
For more information, visit the school’s new website www.henryprince.org.
Primary school applications open on November 1. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2019.
The Henry Prince Bake Off was a great success with many entries from children, parents and grandparents. The vicar of Mayfield, Rev Martin Soar, judged the entries and the cakes and biscuits were then sold, along with tea and coffee, to the many people who came to see results.
There were some magnificent cakes baked – everyone who entered made a really great effort.
There was a prize for the best children’s cakes or biscuits in each class and one for the best cake baked by an adult.
The PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association), who organised the bake off, raised over £100 towards the iPad fund.
Police Officer Rich and PCSO Sean visited school today to inform the children about the work they do. The children were able to ask lots of questions and they were all allowed to sit in the police car. They particularly enjoyed switching the sirens and lights on. Some of the children were allowed to try on some of the uniforms. Mr Mayes was handcuffed much to everybody’s delight!