A playful Christmas

antler resizeWe've had a busy final week of term. Traditional Blue Coat Christmas events, such as Christmas lunch, Christingle in the hall and class parties, have been held alongside some new festive events.
We had outdoor Christmas trees in the playground for the first time, and a pupil-led decorating session. Wood coins, willow and pine cones were creatively combined with pipe cleaners, sequins, andwhole lot of red ribbon from the Children's Scrapstore! The process was lots of creative fun, the results were spectacular!

Play Coordinator wins national recognition

LOTCawardBlue Coat's Play Coordinator, Mrs Murray, was awarded the title of Inspiring Educator in the Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom awards last week.
Following a shortlisting of 4 by LOtC judges and then a public vote, Mrs Murray finished in first place and had her very own nerve-racking 'golden envelope' moment at the award ceremony!

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:

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).

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


Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

We observed Remembrance in school worship yesterday, following on from Class Taibei's brilliant, thought provoking worship last Friday.

Tuesday at 9:22am