Play Hub - we need your votes

1 Lead image hammocksBlue Coat PTA, working with the school, have got through to a public voting stage in the Aviva Community Fund.

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:

LOL! Magic moments

Joe webThis new slideshow is a showcase of smiles; magic moments of happiness, silliness and friendship captured in Blue Coat's play spaces. Whether it's the joy of rolling down a grassy bank, the delight in sharing a wobbly platform with a classmate, or the pleasure and giggles created by bursting into loud, spontaneous song in the gazebo, moments of fun and friendship FEEL GOOD!

Beach Babies sessions autumn term 1

BeachBabiesThe 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

13th September                                 21st September

27th September                                   5th October

11th October

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.


Learning Outside the Classroom - vote now!

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.

Voting is open now, and takes just 2 clicks. Please vote to show your support! Many thanks.
Click HERE to vote

Welly Share

DSCN2521Thank you to all parents who took part in the welly share that has run before and after school all this week. Loads of nice pairs have been donated to the benefit of other Blue Coat children, and lots of children have found their new free pair and stored them safely in our fabulous welly sheds.
As the autumn and winter months and weather draw nearer, these are the terms where children will really benefit from having their wellies in school, allowing them to continue access large play spaces, including the Play Beach and the field.
If you haven't bought wellies in yet, it's not too late! They can be added to the sheds at any point in the year. The welly share will continue until Friday this week and then I will keep spares in school. If you need a different pair during the year, please do let me know and I will see if we can help.

welly sharewelly sheds full

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

Have a great half-term break, everyone!

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