Nest helps children to fly high

Fawley Infant School, part of Inspire Learning Partnership, has a dedicated room called the Nest to help nurture children’s social and emotional development as well as providing an additional teaching space. The area has been transformed from a dark L-shaped room into a light and airy space with its new large window, new floors and brightly painted walls. Principal, Hayley … Read More

Children cook up a real treat

Children at one Dorset school are cooking up a real treat thanks to a three-part culinary extravaganza. The Year 5 and 6 pupils from Allenbourn Middle School are taking part in a special programme that’s being dished up by The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA). In its ‘Adopt a School’ scheme, the Academy arranges visits and courses that teach … Read More

A helping hand

For six weeks youngsters from one Dorset first school have been learning about all the professionals that help people. The reception class at Hayeswood First School in Wimborne have received visits from police officers, firefighters, a lollypop lady and even a vicar. And their topic culminated in a dressing-up day when they got to come to school dressed as their … Read More

Wimborne schools are alive with the sound of music

Children from across Wimborne are showing what a class act they are by hitting the high notes in school. Four schools from Wimborne Academy Trust have teamed up with Dorset Music Service for a ‘Wimborne Singing Strategy’. St John’s CE First School was the first to get in tune and later this term Colehill First School, Witchampton CE First School … Read More

Plastic can be fantastic

Youngsters at six Dorset schools are spending this term learning about the benefits of recycling plastic. To kick start their topic – which will culminate in a special art project using recycled plastic – the children from Heath Academy Trust received a visit from Dorset Waste Partnership officers. The recycling officers and their recycle truck is visiting all the Trust’s … Read More

An opportunity too good to Passover

Youngsters at one Dorset school received a fascinating insight into Judaism when they took part in a Passover meal. The Year 3 and 4 children at Colehill First School spent the day participating in Judaism workshops. Led by Lynda Ford-Horne of Living Judaism, the workshops gave the children a first-hand experience of following the Jewish faith. Headteacher, Andrew Turrall, said: … Read More

School is where the art is

At one Dorset school children can enjoy a colourful reminder of their Christian faith. St Michael’s CE Middle School in Wimborne has seen one of its walls transformed into a work of art, depicting Biblical stories. And the creation was made possible thanks to one very talented member of staff – the school’s art technician Bridie Cheeseman. Miss Cheeseman is … Read More

School calls for urgent road safety measures

A Southampton school has called for urgent road safety measures after three accidents in two months – with the most recent happening today. Kanes Hill Primary, part of Inspire Learning Partnership, is calling for intervention from the local authority after one of its pupil and a pre-school youngster were both recently involved in accidents. And their call became even more … Read More

Children’s journey of discovery

Dozens of children from a Dorset’s Heath Academy Trust have embarked on a mission to find out more about Britain and its values. Their mission began in 2017 with a visit to Wimborne Minster for a discovery about Christianity and then followed a trip in 2018 to a Mosque to learn more about British Muslims. Now their latest 2019 venture … Read More