St Nicholas Church of England Primary School Newshttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/Christian Aidhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-05-23-christian-aidhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-05-23-christian-aid<p>Thank you to everyone who donated money for Christian Aid in last Friday&#39;s non-uniform day. &nbsp;We raised over &pound;350 altogether, well done!<br /> To find out more about how your donations will help, go to the Christian Aid website <a href="https://www.christianaid.org.uk/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/Christian_Aid.jpgTue, 23 May 2017 10:44:33 GMTBingo Fun for Everyone!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-03-27-bingo-fun-for-everyonehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-03-27-bingo-fun-for-everyone<p>There was hot pot, bingo, raffle and lots of winners at the school Easter Bingo evening on 23rd March.</p> <p>One table in particular was very lucky scooping Easter eggs and cash prizes!</p> <p>Thank you to all who came and supported what was a very fun night!</p> <p>In total we raised &pound;230 for PTFA funds.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/bingo4.jpgMon, 27 Mar 2017 16:49:32 GMTThank you, Mrs Harris!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-01-18-thank-you-mrs-harrishttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-01-18-thank-you-mrs-harris<p>This month we have been celebrating with Mrs Harris, one of our Welfare Assistants, her 30 year anniversary of&nbsp;working at St Nicholas. &nbsp;Blackpool Gazette thought it was well worth celebrating too, so have written an article all about Mrs Harris which you can see <a href="/files/L_Harris_Gazette_article_Jan_2017.jpg" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Thank you, Mrs Harris!</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/ID/Mrs_Linda_Harris.jpgWed, 18 Jan 2017 12:52:47 GMTRaffle Winners!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-12-21-raffle-winnershttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-12-21-raffle-winners<p>Our raffle has been drawn this morning and the winning tickets are:</p> <p><strong>Blue 644</strong></p> <p><strong>Blue 955</strong></p> <p><strong>Green 461</strong></p> <p><strong>Green 164</strong></p> <p><strong>Yellow 157</strong></p> <p>If you have a winning ticket, please call in at the school office or telephone us on 01253 608900. &nbsp;The prizes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Three-smiley-balls-in-the-winners-podium-Stock-Vector-podium-winner-smilies.jpgWed, 21 Dec 2016 11:33:43 GMTChildren in Needhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-12-08-children-in-needhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-12-08-children-in-need<p>Our &#39;Onesie Day&#39; on 18th November raised a fantastic &pound;545 for Children in Need - well done everyone!</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/Pudsey_Bear(1).pngThu, 08 Dec 2016 09:55:00 GMTPrimary School of the Year!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-12-01-primary-school-of-the-yearhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-12-01-primary-school-of-the-year<p>On Tuesday 29th November, we were fortunate enough to be given the award for Primary School of the Year at Blackpool Gazette&#39;s annual Education Awards. &nbsp;Thank you to all our staff, pupils, parents and governors for all their hard work and support, which&nbsp;has made us the fantastic school we are!</p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/education-stars-recognised-at-annual-gazette-awards-1-8265342" target="_blank">here</a> for more details of all the awards given.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Gazette_Primary_School_of_the_Year_Award.PNGThu, 01 Dec 2016 10:23:20 GMTGeography Challenge Winners!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-11-24-geography-challenge-winnershttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-11-24-geography-challenge-winners<p>Recently, we held a&nbsp;Geography Challenge in which we asked children to explore their local area in search of the physical geography around them and capture it in a photograph. &nbsp;Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to our top 3; please have a look at their fabulous photos below:</p> <p>{doc:161124155650-bbb3a307ea024505b3bfdab4fd3f3bff}</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/cropped-geo-challenge(1).pngThu, 24 Nov 2016 15:43:15 GMTMacmillan Coffee Afternoonhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-10-03-macmillan-coffee-afternoonhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-10-03-macmillan-coffee-afternoon<p>We raised over &pound;400 at our Coffee Afternoon last Friday, as well as having a fabulous time! &nbsp;Thank you to everyone for your support!</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/Macmillan_coffee_logo.jpegWed, 05 Oct 2016 15:34:28 GMTSchool Closurehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-06-30-school-closurehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-06-30-school-closure<p>As you will probably be aware, the National Union of Teachers is planning to take industrial action&nbsp;on Tuesday 5th July. &nbsp;If the action does go ahead, the school will be closed. &nbsp;The full letter to parents regarding this is <a href="/files/NUT_strike_action_July_16.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.ukThu, 30 Jun 2016 12:02:33 GMTFluoridated milk schemehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-06-23-fluoridated-milk-schemehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-06-23-fluoridated-milk-scheme<p>As parents will be aware, Blackpool Council provide free milk for all primary-aged pupils in Blackpool schools. &nbsp;They&nbsp;have recently made a decision to switch to&nbsp;fluoridated milk; you can read more information about this decision&nbsp;<a href="/files/Fluoridated-milk-scheme-information-for-parents.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>The switch will take place after the October half-term break. &nbsp;Parents will have the choice to receive the fluoridated milk for their child or continue with regular milk, or opt out altogether. &nbsp;The school will be sending out letters in the autumn term.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/milk-carton-and-straw-clip-art-gallery-tpXQGx-clipart.gifThu, 23 Jun 2016 14:06:58 GMTSt Nicholas Pupils perform again with the English Touring Operahttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-04-24-st-nicholas-pupils-perform-again-with-the-english-touring-operahttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-04-24-st-nicholas-pupils-perform-again-with-the-english-touring-opera<p>This time the ETO will be performing Iphigenie en Tauride and as last time, some of our pupils will be involved in the performance, which will be a great experience.</p> <p>If you would like tickets, you can access them through the Grand website <a href="https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/iphigenie-en-tauride/" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/8442285_orig.jpgSun, 24 Apr 2016 15:30:02 GMTSIAMs Inspection Outcomehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-30-siams-inspection-outcomehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-30-siams-inspection-outcome<p>On 3rd March we were inspected under the arrangements for the statutory inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools. This inspection is in addition to the OFSTED inspection but is only carried out for church schools like ours.</p> <p>The report that was produced as a result of this inspection is attached <a href="/files/St_Nicholas_CE_Primary_School_VA_119594_Gail_Fullbrook_Blackburn_Diocese_Report.pdf" target="_blank">HERE.</a></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/ns.jpgWed, 30 Mar 2016 12:04:30 GMTOFSTED inspection outcome....http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-14-ofsted-inspection-outcomehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-14-ofsted-inspection-outcome<p>The outcome of our recent Ofsted&nbsp;inspection has&nbsp;been released today. &nbsp;Click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/curriculum_achievement/ofsted-and-diocesan-inspections" target="_blank">here </a>to find out what the inspectors said.&nbsp;</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/ofsted-logo.jpgMon, 14 Mar 2016 20:24:34 GMTSeaside Safetyhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-10-seaside-safetyhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-10-seaside-safety<p>With the warmer weather and bank holiday weekend around the corner, Blackpool Council have asked us to share with you their Seaside Safety document - see below.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{doc:160310110324-7b3b605c007c4c5ca60a8a8412747f74}</span></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/Seaside.jpgThu, 10 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMTLearn Livehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-08-learn-livehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-08-learn-live<p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black">We are officially the FIRST primary school in the country to have been involved in a very exciting learning opportunity!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black">Learn Live and Year 5 had their first interactive classroom meeting with Network Rail yesterday. We learned all about the dangers and safety of railways&nbsp;and then had a question and answer session with Nick. He told us all about his life and career and how working in Primary School has helped him in his job and career. Everyone enjoyed it and it helped us understand why it&#39;s important to learn!&nbsp;We are looking forward to working a lot more with them in the future.</span></p> <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black"><o:p></o:p></span><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery-slideshow:Learn Live}</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/Learn_Live(3).jpgWed, 09 Mar 2016 09:55:17 GMTBlackpool Civic Trust Awards Dinner 2016http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-07-blackpool-civic-trust-awards-dinner-2016http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-07-blackpool-civic-trust-awards-dinner-2016<p>As you may know, the school won an Environmental Award from the Blackpool Civic Trust and on 26th February the children and headteacher attended the Gala Presentation Dinner.</p> <p>Here are a few photographs from the event.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery-slideshow:Civic Trust Dinner}</span></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/logo3a.jpgMon, 07 Mar 2016 16:21:21 GMTInternational Women's Dayhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-07-international-women-s-dayhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-07-international-women-s-day<p>The role of women has changed hugely over the last 150 years and we celebrate the progress made by women in so many fields on International Women&#39;s Day.&nbsp;You can find out more about International Women&#39;s Day by clicking <a href="/files/International-Women-s-Day-2016-video-presentation.pdf" target="_blank">HERE.</a></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/international-womens-day-2.jpgMon, 07 Mar 2016 15:28:30 GMTOfsted Inspectionhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-ofsted-inspectionhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-ofsted-inspection<p>St Nicholas C of E Primary School will be inspected by Ofsted tomorrow and Wednesday (1st &amp; 2nd March). &nbsp;Parents and carers, please click <a href="/files/Ofsted_Letter_to_parents_(3).pdf" target="_blank">here </a>for the letter about our inspection and&nbsp;<a href="/files/Ofsted_-_A_guide_for_parents.pdf" target="_blank">here </a>to read the information they have asked to us to share with you about how inspections work.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/Ofsted-logo-gov.uk.pngMon, 29 Feb 2016 14:34:40 GMTConsultation on new Vision Statementhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-02-25-consultation-on-new-vision-statementhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-02-25-consultation-on-new-vision-statement<p>Our Governing Board have recently looked at reviewing the school&#39;s Vision Statement, updating it to reflect our current priorities as a school, as well as shortening it with the aim of making it easier to remember. &nbsp;We would now like to invite feedback on the suggested new Vision Statement from parents, staff and any other interested parties. &nbsp;Please send any comments to the school&nbsp;by 5pm on Monday 7th March 2016 via email or letter or by clicking on &#39;Contact Us&#39; at the bottom of this page. &nbsp;The draft Vision Statement is below:</p> <p><em><span style="color:#0000CD;">&ldquo;The core purpose of our school is to maximise the learning potential of every pupil within the love of God as demonstrated in the life and ministry of Our Lord Jesus Christ.&rdquo;</span></em></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/Consultation(5).jpgThu, 25 Feb 2016 13:49:30 GMTThank you Asda shoppers!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-02-02-thank-you-asda-shoppershttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-02-02-thank-you-asda-shoppers<p>Many thanks to Asda and their shoppers who voted for St Nicholas C of E Primary School in their green token scheme. &nbsp;We have just been presented with a &pound;50 cheque!</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Asda_cheque_Feb_16.jpgWed, 03 Feb 2016 12:31:28 GMTSt Nich's are the pick of the bunch!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-02-01-st-nich-s-are-the-pick-of-the-bunchhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-02-01-st-nich-s-are-the-pick-of-the-bunch<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{doc:160201154815-1cef193b0110461f8b622d54a4745680}</span></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/IMG_0876.jpgMon, 01 Feb 2016 15:47:38 GMTWe are winners!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-01-16-we-are-winnershttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-01-16-we-are-winners<p><strong>St Nicholas Church of England Primary School &ndash; Back to our Roots!</strong></p> <p>St Nicholas Church of England Primary School has been announced as the winner of the Blackpool Civic Trust Environmental Award for Primary Schools 2015. &nbsp;A brief account of what we have been doing which won the judges over is outlined below.</p> <p>The school has built a project around the history and traditions of the school in celebrating the Moss market gardening heritage.</p> <p>In days gone by the school taught market gardening to its pupils and the pupils of today are taught how to look after chickens and sell the eggs as a business. They grow produce such as tomatoes and strawberries (which the Moss is famous for) as well as blackcurrents, raspberries, blueberries, redcurrents, chillies, potatoes, courgettes, peas and various herbs including garlic in raised beds at the front of the school.</p> <p>The children learn that produce like this begins with a seed rather than at the supermarket and have created their own tomato soup, strawberry jam and blackcurrent and raspberry jam. This has been sold to parents so that the children have funds for next year&rsquo;s seeds.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Gardening club/IMG_0686.JPG" style="width: 1024px; height: 1024px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/Gardening club/IMG_0688.JPG" style="width: 641px; height: 854px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px;" /></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_0689.JPGSat, 16 Jan 2016 18:26:01 GMTTake-Off!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-12-15-take-offhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-12-15-take-off<p>The whole school watched live as Tim Peake headed for the International Space Station. What a momentous occasion!</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/IMG_2304.JPGMon, 21 Dec 2015 16:51:00 GMTTea towels for sale!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-18-tea-towels-for-salehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-18-tea-towels-for-sale<p>The children have recently drawn self-portraits which have been used to print special tea towels, which we will be selling from school. &nbsp;For more information click <a href="http://www.st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/info-for-parents/paying_for_items">here</a>.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/children_drawing.jpgWed, 18 Nov 2015 11:55:35 GMTChildren in Needhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-13-children-in-need-2http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-13-children-in-need-2<p>We have raised over &pound;900 this week for Children in Need. &nbsp;A big well done and thank you to everybody!!</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{gallery:Children in Need}</span></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Children_in_Need_2015.jpgFri, 13 Nov 2015 14:07:46 GMTDiwali Dance Dayhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-12-diwali-dance-dayhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-12-diwali-dance-day<p>After learning all about Diwali in worship first thing on Monday morning, our KS2 children had a fantastic time learning new dance moves!</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/IMG_2078.JPGThu, 12 Nov 2015 17:56:46 GMTMacmillan Coffee Afternoonhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-09-30-macmillan-coffee-afternoonhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-09-30-macmillan-coffee-afternoon<p>Thanks to everyone who donated cakes and came along on the day to support the event. &nbsp;A great time was had by all and we raised a fantastic &pound;305. &nbsp;Well done everybody!</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/Macmillan_coffee_afternoon_2015.JPGWed, 30 Sep 2015 09:28:50 GMTFood for Thought for MP!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-17-food-for-thought-for-mphttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-17-food-for-thought-for-mp<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{gallery:Food for Thought for MP!}</span></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/photo1.jpgMon, 27 Jul 2015 14:21:37 GMTBlackpool Challenge http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-10-blackpool-challengehttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-10-blackpool-challenge<p>Blackpool Challenge has now been launched and our choir were on hand to make sure the launch finished with some of the best voices in Blackpool!</p> <p>Professor Sonia Blandford is leading Blackpool Challenge and&nbsp;the schools in Blackpool share her ambition to have all schools in Blackpool as good or outstanding in the next 5 years.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/photo.PNGFri, 10 Jul 2015 11:46:20 GMTSpacejackers!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-03-spacejackershttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-03-spacejackers<p>The children (and staff!) had a fantastic day today dressing up as pirates and hearing from author Huw Powell all about his Spacejackers books. &nbsp;You can read more about these books <a href="http://www.spacejackers.com" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/Huw_Powell_day.jpgFri, 03 Jul 2015 15:53:44 GMT100% attenders party at Blackpool FC!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-06-25-100-attenders-party-at-blackpool-fchttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-06-25-100-attenders-party-at-blackpool-fc<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{gallery:100% attendees party at Blackpool FC!}</span></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/St_Nich\'s_1.JPGMon, 27 Jul 2015 14:28:07 GMTMini Choir!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-05-14-mini-choirhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-05-14-mini-choir<p>On Sunday 10th May, our mini choir made up of children in the Infants, sang at church.<br /> They filled the church with their beautiful voices and I know that their singing was greatly enjoyed by the congregation!<br /> Well done to everyone!<img alt="" src="/images/image3.JPG" style="width: 1632px; height: 1224px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/image2.JPG" style="width: 1632px; height: 1224px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/image1.JPG" style="width: 1632px; height: 1224px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;" /></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/mini_choir.jpgThu, 14 May 2015 09:22:57 GMTPupils tread the boards at opera!http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-05-14-pupils-tread-the-boards-at-operahttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-05-14-pupils-tread-the-boards-at-opera<p>On Monday 11th May 2015, St Nicholas pupils supported the English Touring Opera in their performance of La Boheme.</p> <p>The children got to perform on the stage at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool and loved every minute of it despite it being SATs week!</p> <p>A retired headteacher, Phil Harrison, who was in the audience contacted the school to say:</p> <p>&quot;Congratulations on the wonderful performance of your pupils at The Grand last night. They were an absolute credit to you, your school and their parents. As a retired primary school HT of 25 years in Barnsley I am delighted that you have obviously such a strong belief in the performing arts that you did not allow this week&#39;s SATs to get in the way of such a wonderful opportunity to widen your pupils&#39; experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>You can read more about their experience in this <a href="http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/what-s-on/theatre-comedy/pupils-tread-the-boards-at-opera-1-7258050">Blackpool Gazette article</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>See some amazing photographs and a review on the&#39;ALTBLACKPOOL&#39; website - click <a href="http://www.altblackpool.co.uk/review-%EF%BB%BFla-boheme/">here.</a></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/IMG_7764.JPGThu, 14 May 2015 09:14:52 GMTBefore School Dance Clubhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-05-06-before-school-dance-clubhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-05-06-before-school-dance-club<p>From Monday 15th June, for 5 weeks, the children will be offered the chance to participate in a dance club, before school. &nbsp;Letters sent home on Friday&nbsp;8th&nbsp;May. &nbsp;Please send back to the school office as soon as possible.</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/dance1.jpgWed, 06 May 2015 12:44:12 GMTPop Idol Winner 2015http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-04-23-pop-idol-winner-2015http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-04-23-pop-idol-winner-2015<p>Congratulations to Alice in 6SD who has been crowned Blackpool Pop Idol Winner 2015. Fully deserved - well done Alice</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/announcements/image3.JPG" style="width: 250px; height: 333px; float: left;" /><img alt="" src="/images/announcements/image2.JPG" style="width: 444px; height: 333px; float: left;" /></p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/announcements/image1.JPGMon, 27 Apr 2015 10:54:57 GMTWorld Book Day Promo Lunchhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-03-04-world-book-day-promo-lunchhttp://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-03-04-world-book-day-promo-lunch<h3>World Book Day Promo Lunch</h3> <p>We are having a promotion lunch on Wednesday 4th March for World book day.Children who usually have a packed lunch are welcome to join in.The children in Rec, Y1 &amp; Y2 will be eligible for a free meal under the Universal Free School Meal Scheme.As usual, the cost of the meal to all others is &pound;2 payable on Parentpay.</p> <p>Horrible Histories Menu as follows:-</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Main : Vicious Vikings baked Sausage &amp; &nbsp;Homemade Garlic wedges or Putrid Pirates Pizza Triangles &amp; Homemade Wedges</p> <p>Dessert : Rotten Roman Apple Crumble &amp; ice cream biscuit</p> http://st-nicholas-blackpool.org.uk/images/news/WBD-Logo-Blue(1).jpgMon, 09 Mar 2015 15:05:17 GMT