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13/11/18

Some of the winners of our Stay Safe Online Posters competition. Well done to all https://t.co/mCEMXbq4fe

12/11/18

Sprites and Unicorns enjoyed making and decorating some poppies for Remembrance Day. Both classes made a giant poppy and the children also made one of their own to mark 100 years since the end of WW1. https://t.co/mR0jDZ0cId

12/11/18

Made by the children to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 https://t.co/UJQE0RA2eH

09/11/18

Students really enjoyed the dodgeball tournament at Mark Hall School today. Unfortunately we didn't win on this occasion but we will be a force to be reckoned with in next year's competition. https://t.co/qkbBls8dOQ

09/11/18

More group pictures from Duxford https://t.co/mruUPdJ3tI

09/11/18

Remembering the Battle of Britain 🇬🇧 https://t.co/Bp109LwFcG

09/11/18

Duxford Wolves! https://t.co/fFlXf7XZ6t

09/11/18

Robin Hood performing for Yrs 1-5 today https://t.co/RJuU1hEHER

09/11/18

Our Year 6 students at Duxford War Museum in Cambridge. https://t.co/Fanvk8xqDl

07/11/18

Today Pixie class have been learning all about Diwali! We created rangoli patterns with rice and have also made our own Diva pots from clay. https://t.co/EWKUKzZ2rx

06/11/18

Year 5 and 6 writers worked with poet and author, Neal Zetter, during a workshop at Freshwater's School. They wrote some fantastic poems, discussed writing techniques and made some new friends across the trust. https://t.co/jg8uCjey9a

06/11/18

Ladybirds have been investigating local habitats. We found living, dead and never been alive creatures. https://t.co/JgghyIAbZM

06/11/18

Well done to our Year 5 students who took part in the Table Tennis tournament on Friday. All students won at least one or two games each which was brilliant and all the students really enjoyed the event.

02/11/18

Sadly, we are leaving Kingswood now and are on our way back to Harlow. ETA 4pm.

02/11/18

We’ve had the best time ever! https://t.co/MyXIk0SgY5

02/11/18

Sparrow hawks drivers https://t.co/HrlUWgGYGq

01/11/18

Fun and games https://t.co/cvd162LzJX

01/11/18

Challenging ourselves https://t.co/Bw9EJH4T8E

01/11/18

Zipwire https://t.co/VRwLce67SD

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Overseas trip a first for primary schools

Overseas trip a first for primary schools

Posted: 9th July 2018

A family of primary schools undertook their first combined trip abroad.

A group of 100 Year 5 and 6 pupils and 20 staff from BMAT primary schools Cooks Spinney, Freshwaters, Little Parndon and Roydon each spent a day in Bologne-sur-Mer.

With a 4.30am start, the group visited the old town where they bought croissants, had lunch on the beach and visited Nausicaa aquarium where they saw the new shark tanks.

It was the first time the BMAT group of primary schools had organised a combined trip taking young pupils overseas.

The Trust has employed a team of subject directors to work across the Trust’s primary and secondary schools to ensure children of all ages and backgrounds have access to experiences and opportunities to become experts in all subjects.

Flora Christofi, BMAT director of languages, said: “The trip enabled children to experience language learning in an authentic environment.”

Children were able to give communicating in France a go during a shopping trip to a French supermarket to buy gifts.

Stuart Pope, executive head for Cooks Spinney and Roydon, said: “It was the first time many of the children had been abroad and for most of them the first time on a ferry.

“The children were fantastic and really made us proud; they were impeccable on the ferry and very calm and respectful in the village. We enjoyed walking around the village and taking in some French culture before heading to the beach in Boulogne-sur-mer for lunch. This gave everyone some free time to enjoy the weather and chill out on the sand. We then went into the Nausicaa Aquarium and saw some amazing sea life, including sharks and sea lions. And the children thought the Cayman crocodiles were pretty cool, too!

“The children brought back lots of memories and stories to share. It was great for them to experience a different country, different culture, using different currency and to learn new language and understand a different way of life.

“It was a great experience and something we will definitely be doing again.”

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