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COMMUNITY HALL: We were very excited to have Carrie Lloyd from Hatfield Town Council come and visit Runway Club. Thank you once again for providing us with a safe space to look after our Howe Dell children.

Thank you friends at Queenswood School who donated 50 hampers for worthy families, as part of their students' Duke of Edinburgh project.

Remembrance 2020 didn't have lots of visitors but did have poppies in windows at home and at School, some sent to Sanctuary House Care Home after being quarantined and we gave thanks for peace in our town, our country and hoped for future peace across the World, whilst remembering so many who gave their lives in past and present wars.

How respectfully did our School come to socially distanced bubbles to mark 2 minute's silence at 11am 11.11.20. #Lestweforget

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They arrived and left to the music from Saving Private Ryan: 'Hymn to the Fallen.'

Harvest Festival for Local Food Bank, despite COVID-19, showed Howe Dell Family remember that within the word HARVEST is the Message to SHARE what we have with others. Thank you for your generosity.

Bike marking with the local PSCO's

Thank you so much for supporting Hatfield Foodbank. Please pass on our thanks to everyone in your school community who donated food and provisions. You donated an incredible567.15kg! Amazing! The donations really do make a big difference to local people in crisis. I have attached an electronic copy of a certificate for you to display. Please let me know if you would like a hard copy sent through. Thank you Dom Long Chair of Trustees Hatfield Foodbank

Year 4 Reading Project with TESCO

Great artwork from Breakfast Club children, to be donated to Sanctuary House Care Home

Well done Howe Dell for raising over £1000 for a variety of local and national charities Autumn term 2018!

From powerwashing, to planting, to redeveloping school grounds PCL and MCS Ltd, we thank you for volunteering time and resources this summer, to enrich provision at Howe Dell.

We welcomed our Mayor, Cllr Jack Nelson to open our Fete. He spent time chatting to volunteers, listening to the Choir sing and joining in some of the actiivities

Painting the school site with help from TESCO

Outdoor Learning Day Powerpoint

Thank you to Community volunteers from PCL and Pitney Bowes who worked so hard to develop our outdoor learning resources. This will make such a difference to enriching learning at Howe Dell

So proud of 2 of our pupils whose art work has been selected for the Hatfield Charity Calendar, for months June and September

Willow Foundation Fund Raising - February 2017


Following the collection that the school did last week for the Willow Foundation, we received a lovely thank you from the Willow Team…


“Dear Mrs Massey,


Thank you all so much for your contribution, it is great to see the pupils getting involved with helping an amazing cause. You were one of the very few local primary schools that were willing to get involved so again, thank you so much for helping us out. We got very little support from others which is why your contribution meant so much.


We were given the challenge to raise money for Willow Foundation, we had to turn £100 into £1,000. We aimed to do this as well as more, our target was £2,000 but we also wanted to raise awareness which was why I contacted you in the first place.


You raised £58.86 for Willow Foundation, this is an amazing achievement and we are so grateful. The challenge finished today and Team Falcon raised an amazing £3,042.19 altogether and you helped us to achieve this. I told the rest of my team, Willow and the dragons about your fundraising and they also wanted me to send a massive thank you on their behalf.”





Stunning Singing from Howe Dell Choir at Onslow's Hatfield Schools' Carol Concert. Lots of feedback and video via Twitter. Well done Mrs Miller and children plus staff and governors who attended alongside proud parents and ex members of staff!

Thanks to Welwyn and Hatfield Town Council, Santa visited Day Care and Foundation Stage, he arrived on his sleigh!

Y4 Howe Dell Lanterns from Hatfield Community Project 'Light the Way' as Christmas Decorations Turned on in Town Centre and Paraded at Sharing Assembly to mark the Festivals of Light in the Autumn Term

Hatfield University Student - Thank you
A lovely message received from Hertfordshire University following a student placement.

“Thank you very much for allowing me to spend those two days at Howe Dell Primary School. I was made to feel very welcome by each teacher I met, and was able to observe exceptional lessons. I also want to thank each of the teachers whose classes I sat in. As well as observing their lessons, I have also been shown outstanding teaching methods. Lastly, I would also like to thank the students in each of the classes I visited as I observed impeccable learning and behaviour taking place. This placement at your school has undoubtedly strengthened my drive to become a teacher, as well as supporting my studies”.


Tweets on the Remembrance Service at Howe Dell.


Looking forward to attending the annual Remembrance Service @HoweDellSchool Hatfield on Monday. Always a thoughtful, moving occasion - Mayor Lynne Sparks


Remembrance marked as always at Howe Dell. Silence again on Friday for older children at 11am.


A lovely, moving Remembrance Service @HoweDellSchool today - a really special community event! Congratulations to all involved - Mayor Lynne Sparks


We were delighted to be part of the @HoweDellSchool memorial service acknowledging the true sacrifice of war. #lestweforget #poppyappeal -Nicholas Breakspear School


Lovely pics taken at @HoweDellSchool Remembrance Service. So impressed by concentration & participation of children. Honoured to be a guest - Cllr Pat Mabbott


Air Cadets Frankie & Jack give the salute at the lovely @HoweDellSchool Remembrance Service - Onslow St Audrey's


Our CCF Cadets helping @HoweDellSchool at their Remembrance Service. #Proud #RememberanceDay #RememberThem - Onslow St Audrey's


What a lovely occasion. Cadets proud to parade at the lovely @HoweDellSchool Remembrance Service & lower our section flag during last post. Onslow St Audrey's

Remembrance Assembly with Lord Salisbury, veteran Paul Warwick, local clergy, our Mayor Pat Mabbott and Councillor Lynne Sparks, plus parents, governors and representation from Day Care as well as ex pupils from 3 secondary schools and cadets for the salute to accompany the last Post. This event is a tradition at Howe Dell and one in which sacrifice of others is remembered, whilst thanks is given to the peace in our local community.

Sports Relief - Staff Netball Match, 24th March 2016

Mayor Lynne Sparks' Charity Banquet and Ball, supported by staff from Howe Dell School

Training for Howe Dell Day Care led by Head, Mrs Massey with involvement of Day Care Manager, Alison Reck

We raised £265 for a lovely great grandma who was robbed in Welwyn Garden City whilst watching the lights switched on. She came to School to collect the cheque and was met by members of our Children's Council.

Remembrance 2015: Howe Dell is joined by Police, Fire Service, Council representatives, veterans, volunteeers and Day Care, to wear our poppies with pride.

Feed back from Community Representatives, following our Remembrance Service

Excellent service, beautifully observed by the children.

Excellent assembly

I liked it all!

Love & respect to all those who we lost and those who did return. Always remember.

Very Impressive

Beautiful & poignant, thank you.

A great experience! Everyone was great too.

Beautiful event!

Lovely service as usual, I’ll miss it!

The speeches and 2 minutes was very nice.

A time to contemplate how lucky we are.

A wonderful occasion – so refreshing that children are reminded of the past but with the emphasis on peace and gratitude for those who gave their lives so that we might have it.

Loved returning to Howe Dell to see all the fantastic children and teachers.

I remember when we stood outside for 2 minutes.

A wonderful event.

Enjoyed greatly.

Remember to wear your poppy for people who died.

I liked returning to Howe Dell and watching the assembly.

Very good effort.

Lovely service of remembrance.

Proud to be part of your service.

Thank you for such a lovely service.

A lovely occasion to remember the fallen, always in our hearts.

Returning to Howe Dell was amazing, has it changed? The assembly today was very good!!

I love it that things changed.

Delighted to be a part of this beautiful occasion.

I liked the marching.          

Feedback on our Remembrance Service from visitors representing our local community

Thank you so much for so many positive comments arising from consultation appointments with staff this week. Notable recognition goes to Mel Chandaria and her team of staff and parent helpers for serving home made curry with samosas, to raise additional funds for our sponsored child in India.

Well done Howe Dell! £156 raised by dressing in the colours of the Indian Flag, to support the education of a child in rural India for the tenth year in a row, which will be again matched by our Rotary Club who will sponsor a second child. This idea came from our Children's Council, who advertised the event, spoke to classes and took photos of the day.

Harvest Festival 2015 for the benefit of our local Food Bank, celebrated in an assembly which welcomed back representation of ex pupils from many local secondary schools.

MacMillan Coffee Morning used as an opportunity to welcome new parents.

Continued links with Howe Dell School and onsite Day Care, with consultancy from Mrs Massey and Miss Daniels and with strong support from the Governing Body

Hatfield House Eco Summit involving 10 schools in the past year, most represented at a morning to share photography and writing inspired by these workshops.

Mayor's Charity Ball and Banquet in aid of Parkinson's Disease at The Palace, Hatfield House raised £3000 for this worthy cause

How does our School develop community links?

Community projects are a regular feature of Howe Dell, enhanced over the years by strong links and shared leadership between the School and Children Centre. Here are just some of the events we have been involved in, working with families, neighbours and local business. We have also been partners In Learning internationally through Microsoft and further links overseas through British Council or Hertfordshire led visits abroad, for staff and visitors from America and China to learn from our site and provision. Recently, our children have used technology to access live contact with business links abroad for debate and for a virtual tour of an Italian bean factory!

Remembrance: A time for coming together. Children dressed in uniforms from cadets and scouting movements, Onlow School Air Cadets took the salute, the elderly from Sanctuary House, Lord Salisibury and representatives from uniformed public services, the local Council, parents and friends of Howe Dell all attended.

Veolia is a neighbour but also a workforce to impact on our Eco site! Volunteers braved freezing temperatures to set our fences for our vegetable patch

Our local fire station are regular and popular visitors to our site and did a monthly input with our After School Club

Lemsford Springs Family Day organised via our Children Centre, supported by School Staff in the Summer Holidays

Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee, where she came to Hatfield, met many local children, including Y4 from Howe Dell and was introduced to 6 Hertfordshire Heads