What an ice way to learn about science

Youngsters at one Dorset school spent a whole week unearthing new discoveries in a fun-packed Science Week. Emmanuel CE Middle School in Verwood, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, staged daily fun scientific activities for its pupils to try out, including taking part in a dry ice extravaganza. With a special theme of ‘journeys’ a different activity was held every lunchtime … Read More

Art project set to make environmental waves

Children across Dorset schools are making a real splash to highlight the damage plastic is causing the oceans. Youngsters from Heath Academy Trust’s six first and primary schools are embarking on an ambitious art project to turn plastic washed up on local beaches into sculpture for a special art exhibition. They are being supported by local artist Peter Marjoram, who … Read More

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 professional illustrator Bridie Cheeseman, who supports the school in her spare time. Headteacher, Ron Jenkinson, said: … Read More