Summer Holidays

This school year seems to have flown by! We’ve done so many things and learnt so much. I really hope you continue to visit and add to the blog over the summer. You could write about your holidays, sporting activities, family visiting… anything you like. I’ll be updating the blog with lots of information about Kenya when I get back.

Mr Dean

Birunda Dormitory update

Now with a total at close to £5000 raised the dormitory will be completed, plastered, painted and we’ll be able to fund 10 bunk beds with mattresses etc. Below are the most recent set of photos from the build and a couple of the schools donkey and cart:

New Classroom

Gillamoor Schools juniors classroom is getting a make over. We are getting new furniture equipment for the classroom.We already have a reading corner.At the moment the classroom is very messy and theres stuff all over the place.Everybody in the juniors classroom did a design for the classroom.Hopefully the classroom will be better and brighter then it was before.

Baking day

On Monday 6th of July we did some baking with a lovly ladie called Carolyn. We wrote down are ingredients for Mr Dean. When he had checked it and brought the ingredients. we got strated on making a healthy food bar. Caralin and mr Dean were the judge and Kate came first.Yes Kate won so what she has to do is go down to Bailys to put a food bar down.

Hovingham stall

On the Saturday 4th 2015 we sold braclets to raise money for Birunda school we also sold raffle tikets for Birunda school and we raised around £70 and over all we raised £170. We also sold necklaces keyrings and lots more. There were lots of other stalls there, some were selling flowers and lots more. it was really fun going to hovingham stall.We loved selling the raffle tickets and we sold a whole booklet it was really enjoyable and i would love to do it again by Jasmine and Emilia

Towlers arch at kirkbymoorside

At the stall we sold bracelets and necklaces. There was also a raffle. we also sold some cakes. All the money goes to Birunda to build the boys dormitory . Any extra money would go towards the bunk beds and blankets. we raised £293 pounds alltogether the school has raised £831 pounds which is very good for a small school.Five girls went to this stall, named Esme Hannah Lottie Minnie and Jasmine. Everyone respect this cause and I am very proud.
Hannah and Esme.


One day when the year 6s were out the year 2s came into the juniors,also we did a challenge with the juniors.The challenge was to make a carrier bag [out of paper]to carry certain things. We had two attempts in each of our groups. In the first attempt none of them worked and in the second attemt some did work but some still broke.The key is to reinforce the handles.

Sports day

On Thursday the 9th July it was the annual Gillamoor school sports day.

There was lots  of different races which involved many different techniques and skills. Some of the races inluded egg and spoon, beanbag on a head, skipping and lots more. It was a fun day for children and adults alike, there was even a staff race in which we saw the slightly competitive side to some of our teachers!

By Nancy and Minnie.

Ryedale’s Got Talent

On Tuesday the 7th of July 2015 the year 6’s went to Malton to perform in the Milton Rooms. The year 6’s were told to make up an act, then we would show it to everyone in the Milton Rooms to compete. In the competition overall the year 6’s from Gillamoor came 3rd out of 11 different acts! We performed the poem “Please Mrs Buttler” by Allen Albert.Everyone was amazing and we would love to do it again!

By Hannah and Kate.