Head's Blog

Year 3 and 4 Residential Trip to Caldecotte

We had a fantastic trip to Caldecotte in Milton Keynes with the Year 3 and 4 children from both schools. Despite the cold, all the children made the most of all the activities, which included caving, abseiling, climbing, canoeing, fencing and paddle boarding. Getting into the wet suits was probably one of the most challenging and humorous activities for children and teachers alike! We stayed in Yurts which was very exciting and a little bit chilly! I was very proud of all the children who tackled some very challenging activities with bravery and determination; everyone was also supportive of each other. We reward our SMART values each week in assembly and all the children certainly epitomised all of them. At the first assembly of the new term, we will be recognising their self-confidence, motivation, aspirations, resilience and teamwork!

 

 

‘I am Human’ Multi Faith Assembly

 

Our recent assembly by the Northamptonshire Inter Faith Forum left a huge impression on staff and children alike. Representatives from the Muslim, Baha’i and Christian faiths spoke to all the children about their beliefs and the things that unite them rather than divide. They also recognised that many people may not have a faith but that, ultimately, we are all the same. A short film produced by children of different religions was also shown demonstrating how, despite their different faiths and practises they are all essentially just children who enjoy the same things. The assembly will now be followed up by an art competition entitled ‘I am Human’. All the children will be drawing pictures about what it means to be human which will be displayed along with work form other schools in Wellingborough. The children thoroughly enjoyed both the assembly and the subsequent drawing! This was such an important message for us all and a perfect example of how we all might live constructively and collaboratively. We are very gratefully to our visitors and are looking forward to seeing them again and promoting their wonderful message.