A Grand Opening

Guiseley Primary School celebrated its wonderful extension and ‘new’ building with a Grand Opening ceremony. The whole school and invited guests were entertained by the magnificent Soul Band from Guiseley School.

Following a number of poems written and read by the children and wonderful singing from the choir the ribbon was cut by Mrs Betty Derkin, who first attended the school in 1932 as a 3-year-old, and Jennifer Hunt who is the youngest child in the reception class.

After the ceremony children from Year 4 were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides taking guests on a guided tour of the school and its new and updated facilities.

All’s fair – again!

Tranmere Primary School has proudly retained its Fair Trade Award through the work of its very active Fair Trade Council. The school’s Fair Trade Council actively deliver assemblies to the rest of the school and fully organising the Fair Trade shop, from the ordering of the produce to the organising of the actual stall. Fair Trade is also embedded within the curriculum and links are carefully made to topic work where possible.
The school began its move towards being a Fair Trade School a number of years ago as it felt it was important for children to understood where their food comes from and begin to develop an understanding of the way in which people of the world are connected. The aim is to encourage the children to become global citizens and understand that the choices they make can really make a difference to the lives of others.

Queensway School plans to harnesses the big outdoors

Staff at Queensway Primary School have been involved in a training programme looking at how all subjects in the National Curriculum can be delivered through outdoor learning.  An inspiring training day at Skelton Grange Environment Centre, helped them to pick up lots of new and exciting ideas to develop opportunities for the children to use the outdoor learning environment to motivate and inspire their learning.

Going outdoors can offer many potential benefits including:

  • enhanced personal and social communication skills
  • increased physical health
  • enhanced mental health
  • extended personal horizons through greater appreciation and understanding of the world and its peoples around them;
  • understanding the need for sustainable relationships between people and their environment;
  • enhanced practical problem solving and team work skills.

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