Mougins School

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From Sue Dunnachie

Thank you to everyone who donated their ‘Pièces Jaunes’ for the annual collection. The superb result was 88.439 kilos of coins, over twenty kilos more than last year. Every class is to be congratulated but there were two overall winners in Primary and Secondary. Mr Tebbett’s Form 6a collected 18.131 kilos and Mr Jones’ Form 11a collected 8.543 kilos. A wonderful effort which helps to bring care to children in hospital.

On Thursday 17th March our Librarian, Mrs Hallett, is organising a Book Fair. This gives our students, up to Form 8, the opportunity to purchase a variety of books and parents are welcome to peruse the selection at the end of the day, on display on the terrace outside the Office. We will also be hosting the author, Richard Platt. He is a British author who has published nearly 100 books. Most are illustrated information books but he has also written children’s stories and books for adults. In addition he has written TV scripts and appeared on TV and radio. Mr Platt will be talking to the students about his work and his books.

On Friday 12th February Mougins School flew the colours of the French flag for ‘la Journée Française’. Students and staff dressed as famous French personalities, red white and blue predominating. There was an exhibition in the library relating the history of France through the ages, together with displays of posters. A sale of croissants and pains au chocolat was organised during recreation and the benefits will go to a charitable cause. A typical French meal was served in the Café des Amis, quizzes were organised in Secondary classes and, on a sporting note, games of pétanque were played between Form 10 students and staff. Vive la France!

The Primary Student Council is an active and motivated group of students who organise events in order to raise money which will help to enhance students’ lives in the School. In the Autumn Term there was a table tennis tournament, in January there was a Pyjama Day at School and, on 8th February, they were tossing pancakes. 566 pancakes were sold, topped with lemon and sugar, with the support of an energetic group of members of the PTA. Money raised by the Council and the students has been used to purchase class games and organise class parties and the possibility of improving outdoor recreational areas is being studied. Thanks to these entrepreneurial students for their energy and imagination.