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C.I.T’s Got Talent!

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During a time of crisis it is important to do everything we can to make ourselves and each other smile. And that is exactly what staff across C.I.T schools have been doing…

Hundreds of members of staff across the Trust have been dusting off their dancing shoes to develop an array of feel-good videos to keep the spirits of the school communities high.

On Thursday 7th May, we showcased all of the videos across the C.I.T social media pages where you could vote on your favourite, simply by liking, commenting or sharing the post.

Each video was published to our social media pages at the times below and you had until 9am on Monday 11th May to cast your vote.

Facebook:

9am – Caythorpe Primary School

10am – Chapel St Leonards Primary School

11am – GANF: Ambergate Sports College

12pm – GANF: Sandon School (Team A)

1pm – GANF: Sandon School (Team B)

2pm – The Garth School

3pm – Isaac Newton Primary School

4pm – Poplar Farm Primary School

5pm – St Paul’s Community Primary School and Nursery

Wildcard entry – John Fielding Special School

Twitter:

9am – St Paul’s Community Primary School and Nursery

10am – Poplar Farm Primary School

11am – Isaac Newton Primary School

12pm – The Garth School

1pm – GANF: Sandon School (Team B)

2pm – GANF: Sandon School (Team A)

3pm – GANF: Ambergate Sports College

4pm – Chapel St Leonards Primary School

5pm – Caythorpe Primary School

Wildcard entry – John Fielding Special School

And you can find the final results by clicking here!

Two Headteachers explained the importance of these videos during such challenging times:

Kira Nicholls, Headteacher at St Paul’s said:

“Inspiration for the video came to us during our online staff video meeting. We were talking about the challenges that we are facing in developing our online learning provision further and everyone said how much we miss seeing the children and their smiles, their enthusiasm and their individual personalities.

We really miss doing our jobs in the conventional way – interacting instantly with the children and drawing out every ounce of learning we can from the various opportunities throughout the day. It’s the human interactions, the unique conversations and the “being together” that we miss. We are trying to provide all we can for our families and just wanted them to know how much they are missed, and thought about every day. They matter to us, they are the heart of our school.” 

Claire Moore, Headteacher at The Garth explained:

“A class teacher, currently in self-isolation due to being part of a vulnerable cohort, had the brainwave of putting something together for our friends and families. She initiated contact with all the teachers and asked if I would mind if they put something together – I was delighted with the idea, little did I know just how amazing the end product would be! This just goes to highlight how committed our staff are and their passion and dedication towards the school.

The staff currently not able to come into work are very much missing those in school, both staff and pupils, and I know just how much our pupils at home are missing school. If this video puts a smile on just a few faces, it will be worth it.”

Don’t forget to cast your vote at the beginning of next week!