The big news for us has been the successful reintroduction of Early Years Provision. We are now able to take a few pupils from 3+; that is the academic year they turn 4 and crucially Reception children.
Encouragements along the line have been a fantastic donation from Community Playthings Limited; our heartfelt appreciation to the Gneiting Family, who are part of the Christian community who run this very successful and ethical business. We received a wonderful real wood block set and storage unit together with three kiddie cars. Our Early Years students are enjoying them enormously. Our Early Years department has also been blessed with a grant from the Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund. New equipment will be flying our way in time for the new half term.
Best Milk Shake
One of the spin offs of the EYFS is that we now are able to provide the pupils with subsidised milk thanks to the EU. We had a very informative afternoon for World School Milk Day on the back of this. We made moooo-staches, cow cups, learnt about the benefits of milk and ran a milkshake and smoothie taster session; banana and chocolate proved to be the most popular flavours. Being a family school we are really happy to see the older children welcoming in and helping with their new mini school mates though trying to get in on their milk!
Higher up the school continues to be eventful. We were privileged to welcome pupils from Class 6 from our “twinned” school in Nykorping Fokusskolen near Stockholm, Sweden. Again the whole school became involved and we had a very healthy shared lunch prepared by two of our mums.
On the theme of commemorating those involved in WWI our older pupils saw “Journey’s End” by R. C. Sherriff at the Rhodes Art Centre.
This year our Harvest celebrations are supporting the Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank. Calvin Horner gave a special family assembly on the work of the Food Bank. Contributions are coming in and will be delivered before you read this.
Don’t wait until our next Open Day to learn more about our school. We provide education for 3 to 16 year olds. Contact the office on 01279 871182 to arrange a tour.