Helme is a small primary school nestled in a glorious position overlooking the foothills of the Pennines.
The school runs a Breakfast Club to allow children to start school early and benefit from a hearty breakfast.
Jellies, an independent out of school club, runs after school in the Church in Linthwaite. Jellies staff pick up children both directly after school and are aiming to pick up at the end of after school activities in the near future. For more information about Jellies visit their website here.
The Mayor of Kirklees, Mr Bolt, visited Helme School on Thursday 9 January 2014 with his assistant, Steve. He showed us the ceremonial robes of office and explained their significance. The extra set was a perfect fit for Melissa!
We also heard about how the Mayor would be protected by their mace bearer who acts like a bodyguard as well as chauffeuring the car. There are 3 different people who share this job. If the mace bearer thinks that the Mayor is in danger, he can defend him with the mace. Today the role is mainly ceremonial. The official Badge of Office usually hangs from the mayoral chain. We were lucky to be able to look at it in detail.
Our School councillors were presented with a special badge which represents Kirklees. Robert then showed Mr Bolt and Steve around school. All the children enjoyed the visit and found it very interesting. Thank you to Mr Bolt and Steve for visiting Helme!
We were very excited when we were invited to visit the Paralympic Association Offices in London on 4 February as one of the three Primary School finalists in a recent competition. The judges were very impressed with the children’s singing and signing. We didn’t win the main prize this time but are immensely proud of our children.
Monday 28 April - Children return to school