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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Beech and Willow class had a great day out at the park including an interesting talk, about creatures great and small,  by the park staff.

Parents Comments about Science week

"I thought it was brill, kids and parents all got involved and we got to see the kids in action."

“Enjoyed it.... the experiments were good, just right time wise, the boys seemed interested and enjoyed it too.. Thanks :)”

“Absolutely brilliant morning… Really enjoyed working with Lewis and Harley. We discovered some great points about parachute materials and which materials worked best…but most importantly…we had fun.”

“I  really enjoyed today’s session. I felt like a kid for a bit. I think school should do more activities for parents and children.”

Science Week

The children had great fun this week making slime, conducting experiments, making parachutes and lots of other interesting activities. Many thanks to all the parents who came into school and joined in with the fun.


Oak class have had a busy time lately with trips to York University and Quick Cricket tournaments.

Tri Golf 2018

Students from Sycamore class had a fun morning at Horbury Golf Club, playing in a round robin tournament.  

Hand to Mouth Reflective Journeys.

Elm Class Assembly

This week's assembly was all about telling the truth, with Elm class putting on a play about 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf'.

Foundation 2 children picked a lovely day for their annual trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Five Towns Stroke Association

Almost £380 was raised in support of this worthy cause. Children and staff wore purple or yellow and money was also raised by the sale of buns and books.

St Helen's Day 2018

Students from the C A P A school in Wakefield came into St Helen's to show off their performing arts skills, by putting on a fabulous show for the whole school to enjoy.

Tag Rugby

Year 6 had a very wet day playing Tag Rugby at Castleford.  We played other schools from De Lacy and Moorthorpe with Ellis and Chloe being stand out players.

Ripon Crime and Punishment Museum

Oak and Sycamore class went for an interesting day out in Ripon.  They spent the day learning about the history of the Police Force and how crimes, and the punishment of them, have changed over the years. Taking part in mock trials and looking closely at the equipment the police use.

The Easter Story

Willow and Beech class put on this year's Easter story production.


Father Robert came into school to lead the Christingle service on 2nd February 2018.

Young Voices

Children from St Helen's school choir went to Sheffield Arena to take part in the Young Voices event.  Held every year, its aim is to inspire a love of music that can last a life time.   Soul singer Natalie Williams and 16 year old Alfie Sheard were joined by between 5 and 8 thousand children, all singing as one choir. 

Bradford Artist Visits School

Bradford born artist, Peter Swidrach, came into school to work with the all of key stage 2 pupils.  Each class created their own piece of artwork with some impressive results.

Key Stage 1 Nativity

 Sitting Down Volley Ball

  Members of Sycamore and Willow Classes have both taken part in sit down volleyball competitions at HACA.

School Choir

The choir performed a melody of Christmas songs with a touch of drama at the switch on of the Christmas lights. Then they entertained the residents of Ashfield house, singing Christmas Carols and finished off with a game of Christmas bingo.

Children In Need

This year Children In Need day was held on Thursday 16th November. Pupils came in spotty attire and donated 50p.  We had a bun sale with pupils and staff donating and a fun afternoon of sports activities run by the school council. The children made a line of 1p and 2p coins that stretched nearly all way around the play ground, measuring 147 km. Foundation Stage held a Pudsy picnic.

We raised a grant total of £ 300

Many thanks to all who donated.

De Lacy Academy's Annual Cross Country Event 2017

St Helen's pupils have reaped the benefits of doing 1K-a-Day, by getting great results at this years event. Of the 29 pupils who entered, all finished their race.   

Gracie Roberts came a creditable third in her race, competing against 200 other students from 31 schools, and will go on to the next stage.

Delivering Harvest Festival Gifts.

Year 6 pupils delivered Harvest gift  hampers to the residents of 

Archbishop Holgate Hospital, Hemsworth.

Gist Child Road Safety Programme

Children were told how to stay safe on the roads and were given the chance to see inside a truck.The children were taught about blind spots and stopping distances in a safe and controlled environment.

Harvest Festival 2017