Children swing into sporting action

Hundreds of east Dorset school children tried their hand at golf when they took part in a special festival. Hosted by Wimborne Academy Trust’s (WAT) St Michael’s CE Middle School, almost 300 Year 3 and 4 pupils from 10 schools attended the Tri Golf and Multi-skills festival. Schools that took part included WAT’s Colehill First, Witchampton CE First, Merley First, … 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

Setting the benchmark for recycling plastic

  Children, parents and teachers from one Dorset school are setting the benchmark when it comes to recycling plastic. The whole Colehill First school community are rallying together to create their very own ‘eco bricks’ from plastic, which will eventually be made into a new friendship bench for the school field. But before the bench can be made the school … Read More

WAT a friendly rivalry at multi-skills festival

Three schools from Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT) came together to compete in a special multi-skills festival. Year 1 youngsters from Colehill First School and St John’s CE First School travelled to Hayeswood First School for a dose of healthy sporting rivalry. The 90 youngsters began the day with a fun warm-up before they were set five challenges to complete. First … Read More

Don’t get trapped in the web

A Dorset school is dedicating a whole week to raising e-safety awareness among its children and parents. Colehill First School kicked off its special week with a coding and e-safety workshop for parents and carers. The Wimborne Academy Trust school hosted the two hour event in which the adults could observe their children using coding to create simple web programmes. … Read More

Christmas came early to Colehill First School

Christmas arrived early at one east Dorset school when the whole day had a festive theme. Youngsters at Colehill First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, enjoyed a special yuletide timetable. School uniforms were swapped for Christmas jumpers and Santa hats, reindeer antlers and sparkly tinsel were the obligatory headwear. Heateacher, Andrew Turrall, said: “The last week of term before … Read More

Church visit was quite the experience

Children from an east Dorset school were given a special insight into the history and modern day activities of a local church. The Year 3 pupils from Colehill First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, were invited by St Michael and All Angels Church to ‘Experience Church.’ And the experience took the youngsters on an interactive journey around the church … Read More

Any old iron

Youngsters from a Wimborne school showed their ‘metal’ when they turned the clock back some 2,000 years. The children from Colehill First School ditched 21st century life for an Iron Age Experience Day. They were challenged to leave their school uniform behind and come to school dressed as a typical Iron Age dweller. And under the guidance of Iron Age … Read More

Read all about it – school gets new library

A Dorset school has turned over a new leaf with its refurbished library. Following a successful fundraising campaign, the children at Colehill First School in Wimborne are now enjoying a much improved reading experience. The £1,600 improvements have seen the library transformed into a woodland wonderland. It now boasts new woodland themed furniture, complete with log shape cushions, walls painted … Read More

What a beauty of a show

It’s taken three terms worth of preparation and the hard work paid off when children from Colehill First School staged a beauty of a summer show. The youngsters from the school’s Year 3 and 4 drama club delivered their own interpretation of the classic Beauty and the Beast. From writing the script to creating the scenery, this blockbuster of a … Read More