Monday 1st March
A Pinch and a Punch...
Good morning – seven more days of school and then we are all back together!
St David’s Day.
Today is a very special day: St David’s Day. St David is the patron saint of Wales, as I’m sure you know, and, unlike many patron saints, he was born in and spent most of his life in the country he is now associated with. David’s symbol was the leek, and many Welsh people wear a leek today to show their national pride.
David spread the gospel at a time when people were divided about religion. Many people were pagans, worshiping multiple Gods, and even those who were Christians were divided over how they should follow Christ. David was one of those people who showed the way through simple acts of love and charity and by establishing communities across Wales and even into what we now call England.
I always make sure that I celebrate with the Welsh today, as 1st March was my Grandpa – David’s – birthday. His mother was Welsh and our house had dragons everywhere when I was growing up. I will be having Welsh cakes later:
This would be a good baking challenge for you!
Here is the blessing of St David:
‘Byddwch lawen, cadwch y ffydd a gwnewch y pethau bychain a welsoch ac a glywsoch gennyf i.’
‘Be joyful, keep your faith and your creed, and do the little things that you have seen and heard me do.’
You have a treat ahead – we are going to try and show you the lateral flow testing centre and how the test works. Plus, there will be some World Book Day fun! The code is: https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/2c2d9f89-e470-440c-b5a2-1a1a3fa04dfd. See you at 10.45.
World Book Week.
And so it begins…
There are two challenges today. The first one will be released at 7am on the Google Classroom (z7fsnxn). You have to identify the books and their authors just from the initials. I will give points to the House with the most entries – but also remember that the Bookmaster is completely horrible and totally random, so there may be some surprises on the way!
Bookmaster 2 is attached to this email. You have longer to complete this task.
In the Assembly today your Heads of House will battle for prizes…they will need your encouragement, as they have a very tough task ahead!
Have a great day and see you later,