Read more about our recent school trips, visits and special events below.
On Tuesday 23rd January, The Hearing Dogs Charity visited the children in Class 5. Terry and his dog Dotty showed them the many clever things that Dotty can do; she was able to do tricks by simply following Terry’s hand movements, e.g. sit, lie down and stand on 2 legs. Terry also showed us how Dotty tells him when the telephone rings or when the fire alarm sounds. Towards the end of their visit Terry taught the children some sign language; he showed us how to say please, thank you and hello.
On Wednesday 10th January, the children in class 8 enjoyed the Pantomime ‘Cinderella’ at Milton Keynes Theatre. One of the children was even invited onto the stage! A good time was had by all!
At the end of the autumn term, children from the Preparatory Department visited the Milton Court Care Home in Kents Hill and Lathbury Care Home, where their performed Christmas carols for the residents.
In addition, our carol singers were chosen to perform at the Willen Hospice Christmas Carole Service at Willen Church.
“The girls were so talented, you must be very proud of them they are a credit to you and your staff. Thank you for making pre-Christmas celebrations in our home more special for our residents”. Wellbeing Coordinator, Milton Court Care Home
On Monday 11th December, the children in classes 3 to 7 enjoyed a day of Christmas parties. They had a lovely morning playing party games followed by a special party lunch. The highlight of the day was a visit from Father Christmas. Read more »
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
Before leaving Winmarleigh Hall to return home, the children spent a morning taking part in more fun and challenging activities. Read more »