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We are delighted to tell you we are having Mutli-sports Courses ran by Progressive Sports during the summer holidays at Picklenash Junior School!! 

 

Our PE Specialist Mr Fowler is running 2 multi sports holiday courses during the summer holidays 2017. The dates are:

 

  • 31st July - 4th August
  • 21st August - 25th August

 

You can book online at https://progressive-sports.co.uk/north-gloucestershire/book-course/ 

 

Prices are only £13.00 per day & £59.99 per week and there is a 10% sibling discount! Days are 9am till 3pm, children require a packed lunch and suitable clothing for sports. All coaches are fully DBS checked and First Aid Qualified. 

 

We have had huge success in the past with these courses and children absolutely lvoe them! We want to make the summer the best we can and the multi-sports courses keep children active, encourage them to try new sports and have fun with friends.

 

If you require more information, contact Mr Fowler on j.fowler@progressive-sports.co.uk or on 07990624347.

 

 

Christmas Tree Competition

 

The Federation of Newent Schools have been getting in the festive spirit by decorating their Christmas Tree at St Mary's Church in Newent, joining fifty other trees decorated by local organisations.

 

 

 

The Queen's 90th Birthday Party!

 

On Friday 10th June the whole school enjoyed a celebratory lunch for the Queen's 90th Birthday. We enjoyed sandwiches, cocktail sausages and yummy homemade cakes! The children spent the morning making crowns and flags to celebrate the event. We all had so much fun- Happy Birthday to the Queen!

 

 

                               

 

 

AfA Quality Mark Awarded

 

It was to a packed school hall that The Federation of Newent Schools were presented with their Achievement For All Award.

Achievement for All is an educational charity that supports schools to improve the outcomes for pupils and is based around the 3 A’s of Aspiration, Access and Achievement.

 

Over the last 3 years the 2 schools have worked towards achieving this award through engaging effectively with parents and carefully monitoring and supporting pupils to make good progress with their learning.

This accolade highlights the work that the school does for all children.This award recognises the schools work to improve the achievement of all pupils regardless of background, challenge or need.

Both schools are extremely proud of this achievement.

 

It was presented by the Regional Director, Laura Bromberg on Friday 18th December.


Mrs Griffiths received the award and said that of her 18 years as headteacher of the schools, this was her proudest moment.

This award is the first National Award that the schools have achieved since their federation 4 years ago.

 

We hope that is is the first of many to come.

On Monday 23rd November.  The Year 1 and 2 children went to Newent Community School to bake Christmas cakes as part of our topic on Celebrations!  The children were ably supported by Year 10 and sixth form pupils from the school.  The children had a brilliant experience and learnt a huge amount of Science, English and Maths.  A massive 'THANK YOU' to Miss Palmer for organising the event for us.  We are looking forward to decorating our cakes in a couple of weeks time!

Cooking at Newent Community School

On Tuesday 19th May the school celebrated the end of our copper collection with a visit from some real 'coppers'.  The children had the chance to meet dog handlers and to explore a range of police vehicles.  The day ended with a 'copper run' with all the coppers the children had collected being put into wheelbarrows and pushed by a member of staff.

A huge thank you to all the police services that came along to support our school and gave the children a brilliant experience and to all the parents who sent in their coppers to raise money for 'Picklefrogs'.