Read more about our recent school trips, visits and special events below.
World Book day was a wonderful whole school extravanga of costume and fun activities for all of our children throughout the day. Thank you to parents who were great at getting the children to look the part for our Fairy Tales theme. The sea of excited princesses, pirates, witches, frogs and so many more entering the building in the morning was a sight to behold, and not only the children; our fantastic staff went to town on their costumes too – which delighted the children!
The day was a huge success, beginning with an assembly led by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! (Mrs Smith and Class 11S, where everyone had chance to stand up and show their costume. Read more »
On Tuesday 24th January, the children in class 8 (Year 3) visited the Recycling Centre in support of their Science topic, Materials and their Farm topic, recycling.
On Thursday 26th January, the pupils in classes 6 to 11 welcomed The Happy Puzzle Company to Broughton Manor. The children enjoyed a day of teamwork and strategic problem solving. They worked in groups to solve a number of different types of puzzles and games, developing their perseverance and thinking skills. Everyone had a great day!
Congratulations to the Prep Department on a wonderful production- ‘Land of Fairy Tales – the rise and fall of Humpty Dumpty’. Every child in Prep sang and performed with great confidence and pride. Our Class 11 children played the lead characters, trying their very best with their parts and entertaining the audience throughout. Parents and other audience members gave very positive feedback and really enjoyed the show.
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On Friday 4th November, Broughton Manor welcomed GB Paralympic Footballer Alistair Patrick-Heselton to the school. Alistair has played in the Paralympic World Championships and the Paralympic World Cup, as well as scoring against Argentina in the 2012 London Paralympics. It was a great privilege to have him at our school.
Alistair led a sponsored fitness circuit with all pupils, and followed this up with a talk and question and answer session. The aim of this event was to inspire the children to take up sport generally, but just as importantly to encourage us all to discover and then pursue our passion in life. Hearing about the hardships he faced and his perseverance and dedication in the face of adversity was very inspiring.
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On Friday 11th November, the children in classes 5 to 11 were invited to a school disco after school.
All the children (and staff!) had a wonderful time dancing the ‘afternoon’ away!
The pupils in the Prep Department also enjoyed a tuck shop, full of goodies they could buy!
All money raised from the sale of the disco tickets and the tuck shop was donated to our school charity this year, CLIMB.
On Friday 18th November, the pupils in class 10 spent the day at Hampton Court Palace. They were transported back to a time when Henry VIII ruled the land and through an interactive workshop, were given the opportunity to assess whether he was as terrible as the history books say. Through drama and storytelling, the children immersed themselves in Tudor life and explored what it was like to have been alive during the reign of arguably the most fascinating monarch of the Tudor age. The children rounded off the day with a tour of the kitchens, apartments, chapel and gardens to ensure an unforgettable learning experience.
Pre-Prep Christmas Plays
Monday 5th December 2016
Class 3 9.15am
Class 4 10.15am
Class 5 11.15am
Class 6 1.15pm
Class 7 2.00pm
Prep Christmas Production
Tuesday 6th December at 6pm
Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 2.30pm
Class 9 have been studying the book “How To Train Your Dragon” as part of their English topic.
They have been looking at the lives of a Viking and comparing similarities and differences with themselves.
Yesterday, they had an exciting opportunity yesterday to receive a skype call from a Virtual Viking called Leoba. She talked about lots of different topics such as how they lived, what jobs they did and why they travelled.
The children were shocked to learn that many were married and had children by the age of 14! They also couldn’t believe that you dug holes to go to the toilet and used moss as toilet paper!
The children really enjoyed the experience and Leoba loved teaching the children about her life as a Viking!
In October, the pupils in classes 9 – 11 (Years 4 – 6) have the opportunity to join us for our PGL residential trip. In previous years, we have visited historic Boreatton Park in Shropshire, however in 2017 we are heading to Winmarleigh Hall, near Preston. The children take part in activities ranging from zipwire to horse riding. Providing first time experiences for many of the children, this trip allows them to develop self–confidence and independence in a safe, yet challenging environment.