Our beautiful whole-school mosaic

Wow! Jody Mc Partlin from Stoneglass Mosaics has put the finishing touches to our whole-school mosaic that she has worked with the children to produce. Since Easter Jody has worked with children throughout the school to design and create the mosaic based on our school values. The project has been part funded by a grant from the Diocese. Da iawn Pawb!

Refugee Week

We marked Refugee Week by teaming up with volunteers from the local Refugee Support Group and Clayton Engineering to run an activity day on the theme of “Home.”

Children from across the whole school simulated the experience of some refugees.  Using donated and borrowed tents, poles, tarpaulins and groundsheets and lots of cardboard, the children separated into four nations and each made their home, as best they could.

Then two of the groups went in search of a better home and they began to travel the world. They helped each other through an obstacle course, before encountering the sea, a huge blue tarpaulin that they had to find a way to get their cuddly toy mascots across without falling in.  And would they be welcome?

Nick and Dave from Clayton Engineering joined us with two lifeboat launching tractors.  Clayton Engineering builds the machinery that launches all the RLNI Lifeboats all around the British coastline. RLNI volunteers rescue anyone in trouble at sea, including asylum seekers in the English Channel. Their cause is to save lives.

During the afternoon, children returned to their classes. 

Children in Reception and Year 1 looked at the story of Paddington and they thought carefully about the things that they would take with them if they had to leave their home.

Year 2 and 3 pupils were inspired by the work of Kate Daudy and they used a tent as their canvas for their ‘home’ inspired creations.

Pupils in Year 4  created artwork based on the work of artist Romero Britto on the theme of ‘hope’.

Pupils in Years 5 and 6 learnt more about the RLNI and created ideas for how they might raise funds for the RLNI.

History Detectives!

We enjoyed spending a lovely afternoon at St. Edward’s Church being ‘History Detectives’. We investigated and recorded data from the headstones and we even had the opportunity to look at some of the church records from over 300 years ago!


Year 2 children have been creative this week whilst working with Jody McPartlin to create our whole-school values mosaic.

Eco Church Project - Investigating Lichens

Churchyards and burial grounds are very important
places for Lichens. Many burial grounds have well over
100 species of Lichen in them. In our groups we looked at how many different types we could find and where we found them.


Reception/Year One have been thinking about forgiveness and the need to say sorry. Here, they have drawn pictures to show people damaging our planet, saying sorry, and being forgiven.

RE-A Friend to Earth

After listening to the story of Jesus choosing his disciples, we discussed friendship and how we could be a friend to planet Earth. You can see above the children had some great ideas!