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Community is very important to us here at Mark Cross, and we are blessed with wonderful parents who really do go the extra mile to not only support their own children, but also contribute their time, and hard work, to help improve our school for everyone. So it was that one sunny Sunday, the team behind the Mark Cross inaugural 'Ground Force Day'  sprang into action gardening, repairing and rebuilding our mud kitchen area, cleaning gutters and repairing a shed roof. Thank you so much to The Willis family, Kitchenham family, Andrew Burnett, Will Hendley, Ian Harris, Jason Brooks and Leanne Dullage,  to BLM Building Supplies for their generous gifts of roofing materials and to our local garden centre (Sussex Country Gardner) for donating compost, pots, bark, raised beds, bird feeders, seeds and plants.


In term 3, we welcomed Mrs Tompsett back to our school to help us create our pottery cross which will be a lasting focal point for our outdoor Reflection Area.

We wanted this to be a project which involved the whole school community. Children, staff, governors and representatives from the clergy and parents, all created and painted their own leaf which will be professionally fired and installed in our reflection space in the shape of a cross. Many thanks to the FMCS for their donation and to the East Sussex Healthy Schools initiative for their grant contribution. Having a quiet place to sit, reflect and contemplate is so important in supporting the health and wellbeing of the pupils of our school. Creating a focal point was not only great fun, it ensured that our Reflection Area truly 'belongs' to our whole school community.

We will, of course, be posting pictures of the final piece once it is in place.

It’s always exciting when our newest members of the school join us and this year is no exception. What an amazing start Hedgehogs have made to their time at Mark Cross!

The children are settling beautifully, friendships have been made and school routines quickly embedded. So far Hedgehogs have had a tour of the school, created dinosaur adventure parks, explored with tractors and written their names in chalk, with crayons and in foam and sand. We are very lucky to have such wonderful children join our school and we are incredibly proud of the start they have made to their learning journey here at Mark Cross School.


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