School Events 2014-15
House of Commons – Special Mention
On Monday, 15th June, at 2.34pm, Mellor Primary School was mentioned in the House of Commons during discussion between Mellor Primary School and the Secretary of State – Nicky Morgan.
Stockport schools are some of the poorest funded schools in the country and we as an individual school receive £1000 less per pupil than the national average. With 200 pupils that is a difference of £200,000. We discussed pupil funding with our local MP William Wragg and the Education Secretary during their visit over the Easter holidays.
The first question posed to Nicky Morgan was “What plans she has to review the school funding formula.”
In response Nicky Morgan replied “It is clearly unfair that a school in one part of the country can attract over 50% more funding than an identical school elsewhere.”
Nicky Morgan in further responses to William Wragg went on to say “I was delighted to be able to visit Mellor Primary School in my Honorary Friend’s Constituency, I particularly welcome his contribution as a former primary school teacher himself to debate in the house. It was a very enjoyable visit. As I said, I am committed to fairer funding for schools so that schools such as Mellor Primary have the right resources to allow all their children to achieve their potential.”
The debate will begin on this issue and a full consultation in many forums. We are hopeful that in being part of the discussion that in some way we may affect not only the outcomes of Mellor children but for many school across Stockport and nationally.
See the discussion by clicking here.
A special day to raise awareness for Nepal and the earthquake tragedy.
Congratulations to the Pop Lacrosse team who won the local cluster round of the competition on Tuesday 10th February. It was a great atmosphere and everyone played well!
We look forward to the borough finals on Wednesday 4th March.
Pop Lacrosse Stockport Finals
The Pop Lacrosse Team enjoyed a brilliant afternoon at Reddish Vale, where they played teams from across the borough. After the round robin event, we had won 3 games and lost one, which saw into the semi finals playing Norris Bank- the team we lost against earlier!
We watched 6 minutes of amazing lacrosse play and Mellor won 8-3. Which led us in to the final against Tithe Barn. A closely fought battle brought the final score to 4-6 to Tithe Barn.
Although runners up, we still go through to the North West Finals to be held as part of the Winter Games on Tuesday 24th March.
Greater Manchester Winter Games
At the Winter Games on 24th March 2015, I witnessed some of the best pop lacrosse play I have seen in the seven years I have been accompanying the Mellor team. My thanks go to the children (who all played brilliantly), the parents, grandparents and all others who came to support us (who all cheered loudly!).
After four games in the ’round robin’ stage with impressive score lines such as 12-1, we were placed top in our pool. In the quarter finals we played Pinfold Primary School (Tameside), where once again an impressive victory was secured.We were knocked out in the semi-finals, in what was a nail biting, end to end, fast paced game against St James (Rochdale). The final score was 9-8.
Though this his did bring about some disappointment amongst the team, it’s hard not to be happy (& proud) when you put it into perspective that we are 2nd overall in Stockport and joint 3rd in the North West. Furthermore we get the opportunity to take part in the National finals, which this year will take place on 21st June in Sheffield.
After a busy week away on residential, Sunday 21st June saw the Pop Lacrosse Team competing in the National Pop Lacrosse Finals at the Sheffield Insititue of Sport…what a venue that was! As ever, the team played amazingly but were pipped to the post in the quarter finals.