- the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children prepares them for adult life and making a positive contribution to their community
- children feel happy, safe and secure
- children have basic moral values and are compassionate and respectful
- inquisitve minds are encouraged
- children value exceptional lerning, that they persevere and build the skills to become independent, life-long learners
- children take satisfaction from trying new things and working hard
- children are given the lifelong gift of prayer
- equality is promoted, diversity is celebrated and prejudice is negated
AMAZING AND AWESOME AWARD FOR ALL AT LANGLEY FITZURSE
Pupils at Langley Fitzurse C of E Primary School had a wonderful surprise when they returned to school after the summer holidays – a large bright blue set of climbing panels had been installed in the playground, along with other improvements, thanks to ‘Awards For All’ funding of £4,210 received from the Big Lottery Fund.
The children were extremely excited when they saw the new equipment and Mrs Harris, the Headteacher, said she must have heard children say “this is awesome” about 20 times in the first five minutes of break-time on Wednesday!
The funding was received as part of the school’s Amaze Excite Inspire 2015 project, which was set up with the help of pupils and staff in order to improve the outdoor play space. The aim of the project is to make the playground more exciting and to provide a more varied range of activities and challenges for children in the community.
The school enlisted the help of a local play equipment company, Different by Design in Bradford on Avon, to come up with a bespoke design for the climbing panels and the result is stunning. The lottery grant also funded the installation of artificial grass on a patch of unattractive ground that was rarely used. Along with new seating, that area has now been transformed into a space that can be creatively used for den building, story telling, performing, social interaction and buddy rendezvous.
Further playground improvements are being made with thanks to generous donations from the school’s Parent Teachers Association and the Kington Langley Scarecrow Festival, so there are even more amazing, exciting and inspiring activities to come. The school is very much looking forward to showcasing the improvements at its Open Day on Tuesday 22 September between 9.30am and 2.45pm.