Creating space for wildlife and play

DSC00405All year 3 and 4 pupils in classes Drake, Darwin and Cousteau had an active afternoon on the school field, planting young trees and sowing wildflower seeds, to create new habitats for wildlife and improve our play spaces.

Over 100 native saplings were planted (provided kindly by the Woodland Trust) and three long wildflower 'rivers' were sown along blank edges of the field (seeds provided by the Grow Wild Campaign).

Outdoor play hub - last days to vote

1 Lead image hammocksPlease VOTE! Please share with friends, family and colleagues.

Voting link: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1985 

We are in the final 2 days of voting!

Our project proposal (£5 - £10k Supporting Young People category) is to develop an Outdoor Adventure Play Hub. There are three key elements of this idea:

Back to play - autumn term 2

DSC00219Welcome back everybody! We've been enjoying the late sunshine and the beautiful autumn leaves on our playgrounds. Temperatures are forecast to drop this week, so don't forget to bring a coat to school. The grass on the field is damp and dewy so wellies will be required to access this area most days. If you don't have wellies in school, you can bring them at any time to add them to the welly sheds. Mrs Murray has some spare pairs - just ask if you'd like to see if there's a pair that fits.

Learning Outside the Classroom - voting

Rachel Murray portrait Blue Coat schoolBlue Coat's Play Coordinator Mrs Murray has been shortlisted for a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) award. The Awards for Outstanding Contribution to LOtC recognise individuals and teams of people who are committed to ensuring that young people have inspiring experiences outside the classroom. Mrs Murray is shortlisted for the 'Inspiring Educator' award.

We are in the last week of voting, which closes on 11th November. Voting takes just 2 clicks and no registration. Please vote to show your support and pass on to other family and friends who may like to also vote!

Many thanks. Click HERE to vote


 

Beach Babies sessions autumn term 2

Play in sandThe Play Beach at Blue Coat school field is open for special outdoor play sessions for children under 5 and their parents / carers. Adult supervision is essential. Local parents, grandparents and childminders are all welcome. Buckets and spades are provided. School toilets are accessible for children. Please dress for the weather! The sessions will still run on wet days.

Tuesday afternoons                     Wednesday mornings

2.45 - 3.15pm                                  8.55 - 9.45am

8th November                                    16th November

22nd November                                  30th November

6th December                                     14th December

Play Beach ‘Beach Babies’ sessions are free of charge. No booking is required. Parental / adult supervision is essential. Please help keep the school site clean and tidy. No smoking, no dogs on the school site.

Any enquiries, please contact Mrs Murray via the Blue Coat school office.

The Play Beach was supported by Tesco’s Bags of Help, Big Lottery’s Awards for All and Magnox’s Socioeconomic fund.


Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

Have a great half-term break, everyone!

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