Easter is over and spring has sprung.
This is a great time for the school and it really is a case of making hay when the sun shines, or in this case peppers, tomatoes and strawberries! For those who have visited us this term you will have noticed three shiny new buildings gracing the school grounds, two lovely cedar wood structures, a smaller one already being put to good use as a music room and a larger one for small group work and outdoor learning. The third, space-age structure, is the “biodome”, a self-contained, solar powered gardeners’ delight and the place where the peppers and strawberries will be flourishing… to be followed by more exotic varieties no doubt.
With raised beds to come, the school now boasts a gardening club and would welcome any keen green fingered Blewburyites to volunteer any of their time to help out or impart any wisdom they may have. We hope to consume some of our own produce in healthy school meals and sell any excess back to the village.
This term the school theme is “Appreciation”, and all classes will take part and contribute on various levels. The term will focus first on Nature and Habitats, then move through the spectrum to Music and the Arts. This themed approach is a great way to integrate the whole school and nurtures a holistic approach to learning and problem solving. It helps to break down any age barriers and encourages all classes to work as a team. Once again, if any residents would like to be involved and volunteer some time toward the “Appreciation” theme do let us know.
Finally, a note about year 6’s impressive feats this term as, following a trip to Wallingford Hospital, they are now able to use a defibrillator, administer CPR and perform resuscitation. They have also been trained as “Junior Citizens” to boot and have learned Fire Safety, Railway Safety, Water Safety and how to place a person into the recovery position, so as I mentioned at the beginning it is a busy time for the School, but I am sure you will agree it’s making it a safer and healthier place to be! Michael Evans – Parent Governor
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Music For All– Thursday, 16th June – 7:00 to 9:00 This Blewbury School community event will be a celebration of the role of music in all of our lives. Everyone is invited to come along to a presentation by Richard Blackford, our very own Blewbury musical genius, who is one of the pre-eminent concert and media composers in the UK. He will talk about ‘Music for Cinema and Concert Hall’. There will also be musical contributions from Blewbury School pupils, and a discussion of the role that music plays in the school. The event will be held at Blewbury Primary School and refreshments will be provided. Please put this date in your diaries now!
Family Fun Run and ToughKid Challenge – Sunday, 26th June – 10:30 & 12:00 Start Times Join us at the School for some active fun! Starting with our annual cross-country race at 10:30, run or walk the family-friendly course of around three miles. At 12:00, we will be debuting a new event – the ToughKid Challenge. Open to children ages 4-11, there will be obstacle races of varying distances. There will be drinks and smoothies as well as a barbeque lunch. Please do support this fundraising event for the School.