A School Full of Variety
Keeping School Alive
It has always been very important to me to try and ensure that schools are busy places offering a variety of opportunities to pupils. Of course, achieving the highest standards in the basics of English and mathematics is vital but so is providing varied curriculum with additional experiences. The last week of the half term was a case in point.
On Tuesday, our swimming team competed in the local gala against 11 other schools. In the end we finished second by just 6 points (scoring 330) and still, therefore, qualified for the Nottinghamshire County gala finals. As always though, it wasn’t the success that impressed me so much as the determination, talent and great sporting behaviour of our children. They really were fantastic.
That same evening, our Yr 3 children put on their Spring production of Flying High for their parents and carers. This was a wonderful night, made better by a super audience who clapped and laughed in all the right places! The children performed with such confidence – it really is lovely to see them ‘grow’ as they take their places on the stage.
Finally, on Friday evening, the Yr 6 children took part in their WW2 sleepover, adorned in clothing of the era, eating their ration cooking from earlier that day and even taking part in an air raid!
These are the types of activities that enrich the children’s education and will, hopefully, provide them with memories for the rest of their lives.