School turns back the clock

A Wimborne school celebrated its 140th birthday by turning the clock back to Victorian times. St John’s CofE First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, transported back to 1877 when pupils and staff wore Victorian costume. They were also joined by former members of staff and ex pupils for the day-long celebrations. Head of School, Katharine Anstey, said: “We had … Read More

Learning in the great outdoors

Desks have been swapped for logs and climbing frames for trees as one Wimborne school takes lessons out into the great outdoors. Every week the new Reception children at St John’s First School, which is part of Wimborne Academy Trust, are spending part of their lessons deep in the woods. The little ones are attending the town’s Forest Garden for … Read More

Calm kids are relaxed and happy kids

A new after school club is teaching Wimborne school children special techniques to stay relaxed and be even happier. Called ‘Relax Kids’, the sessions are held at St John’s First School, which is part of Wimborne Academy Trust, and is helping to build children’s confidence and self-esteem. It centres on looking after a young person’s mind as well as their … Read More

Shakespeare laid Bard

The world was a stage when children at one Wimborne school made a sonnet and dance about the world’s most famous playwright. For one week St John’s First School dedicated its teaching to the wonderful works of William Shakespeare. The Shakespeare Week saw the school turn back the clock to the 17th century when everything went all Shakespearian. This special … Read More

Strictly come Christmas

It would have been a 10 from Len if he was called on to judge the Strictly Come Dancing-inspired nativity from St John’s First School in Wimborne. Their festive play was called ‘Lights, Camels, Action! – It’s a strictly nativity!’ and combined the traditional tale of Jesus’s birth with spectacular dance routines. The impressive performances from the children included the … Read More

School receives a royal seal of thanks

Children from a Wimborne school were buzzing with excitement when they returned to school after the summer holidays to find a letter from the Queen waiting for them. The youngsters of St John’s First School had received this very special Royal seal of thanks for a personal letter and prayer the children had made to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. … Read More

Party fit for a Queen

Youngsters at a Wimborne first school came together for a special tea party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The children at St John’s First School wanted to mark this momentous occasion and so planned a birthday party that will long be remembered. Joined by families and friends they all gathered together on the school field to enjoy a very … Read More