Shoebox Appeal 2017

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Every year the Rotary Club run a shoebox scheme; shoeboxes packed with gifts are sent to disadvantaged families in Eastern Europe. The boxes are filled with items for babies, teenagers, toys for children or household goods for the elderly or families in need. The scheme is run all year round but we thought that it would be lovely to send some boxes from Broughton Manor this Christmas.  We have filled a fantastic 180  shoeboxes, which will be sent to countries such as Romania, Moldova and Albania. Thank you, as always, to our families at Broughton Manor.

Children in Need

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On Friday 17th November, the children fundraised for Children in Need.  They wore a spotty accessory to school for a donation of £1, there were colouring competitions and cover Pudsey Bear in pennies. We held a Children in Need Bake Off where the children sold cakes in their year groups.  We were inundated with cakes and donations, thank you as always to the support of all our families.

Class 11 visited Cadbury’s World

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On Thursday 23rd November, Class 11 visited Cadbury’s World. The trip was in support of their study of the Victorian period. At the factory, the children learned about the Cadbury brothers and the early history of the Company. They learned about the working conditions at the time and the way children lived in the Victorian era. There were opportunities to grind up some roasted cocoa beans and try chimney sweeping as a profession. The day was extremely enjoyable, full of hands on learning and chocolate treats! Read more »

Class 5 Walk Around Broughton Village

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On Wednesday 22nd November, in support of their current topic, Homes, the children in class 5 took a walk around Broughton Village to look at the different houses. The children were able to differentiate between the various buildings they saw and were able to describe the different houses using numbers and features.

2017 Schools’ Remembrance Parade

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On Friday 10th November, the children in class 11 joined the Milton Keynes Remembrance Parade 2017.

They marched in a parade and honoured those fallen, they took part in a 2 minute silence and the Last Post was played. Every child was given a cross to plant.

We joined almost 900 other pupils from schools in Milton Keynes. Read more »

Fire Safety

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During the afternoon of Friday 10th November, the Fire Brigade visited Broughton Manor to talk to the pupils in classes 10 and 11 about Fire Safety.

Class 10 trip to Hampton Court

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On Thursday 2nd November, the pupils in class 10 (Year 5) visited Hampton Court, as part of the History curriculum.

In support of their study of the Tudors, the visit included a workshop entitled, ‘Playing the King,’ designed to enrich the children’s understanding of Henry VIII’s reign.

PGL Trip 2017

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Our PGL trip this year took us to Winmarleigh Hall near Preston for a week of outward bound activities. We had an exciting week, during which the pupils developed their climbing skills, learnt to ride a quad bike, launched
themselves down a zip wire, screamed on the giant swing, built and launched rafts made from barrels and logs, developed their aim in archery, learnt to read a map when orienteering, faced their fears to climb up a telegraph pole to stand on a small platform at the top and
then jump off the platform to touch a ball before being lowered down!

Our evenings were occupied with a campfire, robot wars and our annual favourite, the ambush evening (hide and seek in teams of 20+!); along with table tennis and table football contests.

Throughout the week, the children impressed us with their positivity, resilience, willingness to give all the activities a try, and good humour.

We are already planning our2018 trip, this time to the PGL centre at Caythorpe Court.

PGL Trip 2017 – Day 4

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After an evening of team building activities, one of which was entltled Ambush, and a good night’s sleep, the children are spending the morning on the high ropes and fencing.

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