Some very special guests...

No one could have guessed what Mr Stewart was going to arrive at for this week's 'Wacky Assembly Wednesday' but it certainly didn't disappoint when he appeared on screen dressed as a flamingo. Mr Stewart told us how well our Year 2 and Year 3 children have settled back into school this week and that we are hopeful that in the next few weeks all of our TN pupils will be in school.

Mrs Roach had asked Mr Stewart to share a heartwarming story about Harry in Reception. Harry had decided he wanted to raise some money to help the NHS workers who are working so hard at the moment. Harry D sold toys he no longer was playing with and used the money to give to a local restaurant to make lunches for staff at Leighton Hospital. Well done Harry, as Mr Stewart said we are all extremely proud of you!

Mr Westall also had shared some exciting news with Mr Stewart- Elexa in Year 2 and Lottie in Year 6 have both excelled in their recent guitar examinations. Well done girls- all that practice has certainly paid off.

As always next up was Mrs Capewell who joined us to introduce this week's author, Ben Oliver. Ben's first book The Loop was recently published, and our senior pupils have enjoyed reading it. Ben answered questions that our TN pupils had sent in, including questions about the book's front cover and any forthcoming books. Ben told us he has 2 more books coming in the future to complete the trilogy with 'The Loop'- keep your eyes peeled on Twitter for more information. Thank you Ben for giving your time today for our assembly, we cannot wait for your next book.Next up was Mrs Boyland who had joined in on today's assembly to make an exciting announcement. Our Year 5 pupils have all completed a number of tasks that help nature- including making bat boxes, hedgehog houses and posters to encourage people to protect nature. Due to their hard work they have been awarded a 'Wild Challenge' certificate from RSPB.

Mr Hanrahan then joined us to introduce another guest, Polly Williamson. Polly is a former Team GB eventer who had an extremely successful career and has also overcome a severe brain injury. Polly told us the story of her career, and introduced us to the many horses she has ridden over the years, including Bumble who we sense is Polly's favourite. Polly told us about an accident she had 9 years ago when she was kicked by a horse and her life was saved by the fact she was wearing a helmet. Polly explained how her rehabilitation had been tough and she had to teach herself how to carry out basic tasks such as cleaning her teeth or even walking. Polly didn't give up though and since has managed to even write a book about this part of her life. Polly told us that the TN values of confidence, resilience and discipline have been instrumental throughout both her career and her rehabilitation and encouraged us all to always keep those values in our minds. 

Next up was this week's house points; a big well done to all of our TN pupils who are continuing to work hard and earn those all important house points.

We finished as always with the 'End of The Show- Show' with a musical treat from Mr and Mrs Westall and of course daughter Millie who performed 'Is This The Way To Amarillo'. As always it was brilliant and we were all joining in (even the Flamingo in TN's school reception)- we hope you were too!

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