Read more about our recent school trips, visits and special events below.

Class 3 Coach Visit

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On Tuesday 17th May, the children in class 3 received a visit from a coach. The children’s topic this half term is transport. They had a look around the outside of the coach and then climbed on-board and took their seats. A big thank you to Mr Marshall. Read more »

Broughton Boy part of the design team for best selling Easter Egg at Marks and Spencer!

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Finn Allen from 11S researched different dinosaur characters, made specific design suggestions and sent in drawings as part of the design process for what has become Marks and Spencer’s best selling Easter Egg, selling more than Star Wars and trending on Facebook with thousands of hits.

Finn had seen an early prototype of the design and thought it was too cute and simply not fierce enough.

He sent in his drawings and suggestions to the design team who agreed with him. They also asked him to suggest some potential names.

Finn came up with a short list of names which were then checked for copyright and fed into the design process.

At the end of this SPIKETAIL was born. Read more »

360 Play MK

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The Managing Director of 360 Play MK, Mr Phillips, kindly invited the children in Class 9 to visit 360 and see first hand what is involved in the process of refurbishing an indoor play park. He talked to the children about all the work that has to take place, before the actual work inside the building can be undertaken. We looked at the drawings that are used during the work by the building contractors, as well as the smaller scale drawings, working back to the original brain storming sessions. The children found the visit very interesting and were eager to ask questions. Our visit perfectly supported their current Design & Technology topic of creating their own room inside a shoebox.

Class 7 Famous People Day

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The pupils in class 7 (Year 2) have been looking at ‘People” this half term.  They have learnt about different famous people; from artists and sportsmen to authors and explorers.  The children took inspiration from Roald Dahl and become authors themselves, reinforced by a trip to The Roald Dahl Museum and the author’s hometown.  To conclude this topic, it was ‘Famous People Day’ on Wednesday 23rd March, when the children came to school dressed as a famous person and told their classmates all about the person they had chosen.

Prep Dept Space Themed Day

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It was ‘Space Day’ for the pupils in the Preparatory Department on Tuesday 22nd March.  They enjoyed the Portable Planetarium from the Space Centre in Leicester and a fun filled day of space related activities and workshops.