Author Archive | Sarah Edwards

World Book Day Donation

Today we were lucky enough to receive a beautiful hamper of new books to celebrate World Book Day. A big thank you to our local Morrison’s store, and the Brogan family who made this possible.

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Family Fun

Today we welcomed ACL for the first of six family workshops. We enjoyed creating some wonderful arts and crafts together and look forward to next week’s session on KNex.

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Small Great Things Assembly

Today our Inclusion Ambassadors lead an assembly on the ‘Small, Great Things’ project. They introduced the power point we had been working on with Essex County Council and generated an excellent conversation with the children on equality, disability and inclusion. They have now set everyone the challenge of passing on small acts of kindness and […]

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Octopus Project!

Look out for an exciting Home Learning competition being sent out for the half-term break. We have been invited to decorate an octopus sculpture that will be on display (along with those from other local schools and businesses) in Harwich, in May. The project has been set up to celebrate 400 years of the Mayflower […]

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Show Racism the Red Card

On Thursday, 6th February our Inclusion Ambassadors took a trip to Colchester United for their ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ event. The afternoon involved a variety of activities including educational videos, games, a walk down the tunnel, a ‘question and answer’ session with players and photo opportunities with past England player Paul Parker. This was […]

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Multi Schools Council Meeting

Today we took our School Council and Inclusion Ambassadors to Holland Haven for the next Multi Schools Council meeting. There were a number of items on the agenda, including: a talk from the Essex Well-Being Team on who we can talk to when our mental health is suffering, ideas for spending Sports Premium money, voting […]

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This week we were pleased to welcome Kierran Pearce from the Multi Schools Council. He gave the children an assembly on a variety of topics, including: building resilience, the importance of talking to one another (and listening), how to control our reaction to a difficult situation and not all disabilities being visible. Mr Pearce then […]

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Small, Great Things Project

Today our Inclusion Ambassadors have been working with Valerie and Clare from The Local Offer on the ‘Small, Great Things’ project. We began by watching some information on disabilities and how they can vary. We learnt that not all disabilities are visible and this is a message that we hope to spread. We also learnt […]

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United in Kind

Today our Inclusion Ambassadors met with Suzanne from United in Kind. United in Kind is a social movement that aims to spread kindness and connect people. We began today’s meeting by thinking about what is ‘kind’? The children came up with some great answers, including: “It’s helping one another.”   “Being a good friend.”  “Knowing […]

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Art Workshop Part 2

Today our Inclusion Ambassadors took part in their second art workshop with Michelle from Creative Sparks. We experimented with metallic acrylics on canvas and enjoyed mixing the colours and investigating the changes that occurred when oil was added. We talked about how calming art can be, but also how to deal with the frustration when […]

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