World Book Day 2016 hits the playground

DSCN2318World Book day is always a special, high energy day at school. At break and lunch children got the chance to put their chosen characters to the test! Capes were flying, spells were cast, potions mixed, webs spun, villains defeated and 'Wallys' found! The Play Team joined in the fun this year too, dressing up and delivering some outside story telling at lunchtime.

Here are some photos! (also see main World Book day slideshow through the 'News' section)

Play Beach - fantastic news!

Tesco digilogoWe are very excited to announce that Blue Coat will be getting a brand new outdoor play area, supported by funding from the new Tesco Bags of Help initiative. This new fund has been generated by the 5p carrier bag charge.

Blue Coat’s Play Beach will be a massive 60 tonne sand pit and outdoor play area located on the school field. It will be accessible to Blue Coat children during school hours, but also will have extended access to local community groups through a programme of special events.

The public (that means you!) will now vote in store from Saturday 27th February until Sunday 6th March on three local projects, deciding which project will win the £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 awards.

We are guaranteed £8,000, but will be able to extend the project, equipment and storage further still if we win either of the larger awards.

WE NEED YOU! Please, please vote in store! Pass on this message to friends, family, neighbours and local clubs and organisations you are a member of. Every vote will count! Voting for our project will take place in the following stores:

Wotton-under-Edge Express
Dursley Cam Superstore
Tetbury Superstore
Cirencester Extra, Cirencester Metro, Chesterton Cirencester Express

Many thanks in advance for your support

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.

In the press: Stroud News and Journal


Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund winners

A big thank you to all who voted over the Christmas holiday, supporting Blue Coat PTA in their application for funds to support Blue Coat's Forest School programme. We won the public vote and £300.


New year, new bark chip, new scrap

DSCN2047We have had a great start to the new term despite all the rain. The new drainage on the Infant Playground has been really effective and we have not experienced the silty, flooded edge that occurred regularly at this time last year.
A couple of trips to the Children's Scrapstore in Bristol have renewed the Scrap Shed. Children have enjoyed investigating the new items.
After a year of constant use and all the recent heavy rain, the Mud Kitchen needed a bark-chip top-up. Many thanks to all the pupils and parents who volunteered their time to help, making short of a large, physical job with team work and good humour.
Work has begun on the planted bank in the Infant Playground and welly sheds have started to arrive on site, so we have much to look forward to over the next few months.


Welly Share event 15-16th Dec

DSCN1785To support our new Wellies for All initiative that will be launching in the New Year we are running a welly share event. Children's wellies in good condition can be donated to pass on to other Blue Coat pupils. Welly donation bins are located next to the school office (outside). We will take donations up to 14th December.
Donated wellies will be put out on tables on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th December at school pick up. If you are in need of wellies for your Blue Coat children next term then please come and see if there is a spare pair for you.

Many thanks for your support!

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

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