Club Doncaster Xmas Visit
Club Doncaster (Doncaster Rovers, Doncaster Belles and the Dons) visited the children in DRI on Tuesday 17th December. They brought gifts to hand out, signed football tops and posed for photographs with the children.
Cathryn has recently be knitting baby hats for the neo-natal unit at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Staff at the hospital were very grateful for them as they are always useful to keep the premature babies warm.
Hospital school staff with the hats
Staff in the neo-natal ward gratefully receiving the hats
In Science our topic is Plants and Habitats. Pupils have created lots of lovely art work of plants and flowers.
In Art we have carried on the sweet theme. Using various media including paint, collage, clay, sewing and batik, pupils have created cupcakes, sundaes and ice creams in the style of Wayne Thiebaud to create a display that looks good enough to eat!
Hospital school pupils continue to contribute to our values, visions and aims by giving their opinion on 'Maple is a place where.....' This vase is displayed within the hospital school as well as the Balby site.
On 21st December a charity company called 'Starlight' came to the hospital school and did a pantomime for the children. Photos courtesy of Lauren Morgan.
Visit from Santa
Children in the hospital school made Christingle oranges, did some colouring and also had a visit from Santa, who brought them all presents.
Doncaster Rovers visited the hospital school and children's ward on Monday 11th December. This was coordinated by Jane Morgan. They brought gifts for the children donated by club Doncaster staff as well as the Rovers themselves. Pictured are some of the team with some of the children.
Xmas Light Switch On
Yesterday Jane Morgan, assistant Head from the hospital school, Judith Owen, teacher and Jill Edwards, Play and Activity leader, attended the Christmas light switch on with pupils from Park Primary school. We went to Mallard Ward and the Frailty Ward to sing carols and spread some much appreciated Christmas cheer.
We have focused on winter trees in Art and in literacy we have been creating 'A Recipe for Winter' poems and encouraging reading with our Snowman display on the ward.
Children In Need
We once again raised money for Children in Need. Staff had been very busy baking for our annual bake sale and two hampers of scrumptious Christmas Foods were raffled off, and altogether we raised an amazing £499.01!