Special Events 2021-2022

World Mental Health Day:

A huge thank you to everyone that took part in #HelloYellow on Friday 22nd October 2021.  Whether you donned an entire yellow outfit, or sported a splash of yellow, you showed young people that they are not alone with their mental health.  Pupils at Copthorne wore something yellow to raise awareness about children’s mental health which was in support of the mental health charity YoungMinds.  Pupils and staff donated £1 each which will go towards vital funds for children’s mental health. 

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Getting creative:  Lunchtime pumpkin carving by staff members:

City Library: Star Wars Workshop:

20 pupils from Year 5 were invited to attend a Star Wars workshop at the City library in Bradford.  The workshop was part of the Thought Bubble Yorkshire Comic Art Festival.  At the library pupils met JAKe who is a UK graphic artist and designer.  He has worked as an illustrator for Lucasfilm Ltd and has three books published by Chronicle.  During the session with the pupils JAKe taught them how to draw some popular characters from the Star Wars films.  He talked about his upbringing and shared lots of interesting facts.  He made the workshop enjoyable for the pupils. 

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Sports for Schools: Sean Gaffney:

As part of the ‘Sports for Schools’ programme, Copthorne was visited by athlete and Invictus competitor Sean Gaffney.    Sean was involved in a freak accident in 1999 while preparing for the Royal Tournament which involved him having to undergo many surgeries and resulted in a leg amputation.  Since then, Sean has also battled cancer twice but through grit and resilience has competed in both the Invictus Games and Commonwealth Games

Sports for Schools is a social enterprise that brings the country’s top athletes to primary schools to run energetic events that inspire kids to be more active and pursue their goals. The visit is typically for half a day with a motivational fitness circuit and an inspirational assembly. 

The whole school was put through its paces on the fitness circuit by Sean and a fellow instructor.  It was fast, energetic and fun.  At the end of the morning Sean talked to the whole school about his life, answered questions and inspired pupils with his motto ‘Be good today, be better tomorrow’. 

Children in Need:

A big thank you to all who dressed up and contributed to the Children in Need event.  The money raised for Children in Need is used to help support disadvantaged children across the UK.  It is the vision of the BBC that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their full potential.

 

 

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