OUR COMMUNITY MATTERS
Welcome to our half termly publication that brings together, articles and news from across our trust. There are many amazing things going on within our schools, and this newsletter highlights some of them. If you are on twitter you can follow us at TheCATSchools (@SchoolsCAT) or search #catschools and see for yourself what the schools in our trust are up to.
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Congratulations to Grange Park Primary School's Gardening Team for having Green Fingers!
Grange Park Primary School's gardening team are celebrating success after being awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Five Star Schools Gardening Award.
Two years ago, teaching assistants, Mrs Hounsell and Mrs Asterley, started up an after school gardening club. Over this time the gardening team have raised an unused plot into a now award winning allotment.
Pupils from right across the school love getting involved with all aspects of gardening.
Liam Y4: It was fun when I got to help harvest the pumpkins and sweetcorn. I got to take one home.
Belle Y4: The beetroot I picked, I took home and gave it to my Nan, who made beetroot soup.
Orla Y4: I love seeing the daffodil bulbs, now bursting out of the soil, that we planted last year.
We’re all in this together!
Teacher and Sports Coordinator at Kingsway Primary School in Leamington Spa, together with her Ladies’ Rugby Club, Old Leamingtonians Ladies, Jane Towey has weighed in to help pupils with home schooling by making short videos on everything from rugby and exercise to modern languages. A committed community club, the OLs wanted to do what they could to help in what is a challenging period of time for many families.
The fun videos, have become a whole-club activity, with local pupils enjoying the Mini & Juniors video on rugby skills created by the Club in the last lock down.
Said Jane, or should we say Miss Towey: “The videos explore broad and imaginative experiences from members of our extended community. It’s really positive for the youngsters to know that people they have never met are thinking about them and wanting to share aspects of their life with them. It also enables OLs to continue to maintain contact and cohesion between isolated members through helping the local community; after all we are in this together.”
The videos are on YouTube and can be accessed by anyone by searching OLRFC and Kingsway.
Kingsway is the 18th, and most recent, academy to join Community Academies Trust.
Said CEO of the Trust Philip Hamilton OBE, “I’m thrilled that our Trust continues to grow and delighted to welcome Kingsway Community Primary School to our family of schools. Kingsway joined our trust on 1 January this year and I’m delighted to see them making a difference in their community, particularly in these uncertain times.”
Kingsway joins our Central hub of local schools comprising Heathcote Primary, Stratford Primary. Woodloes Primary and Budbrooke Primary.
EXAMINATION GRADES 2020
Philip Hamilton OBE said:
These are challenging times for our communities and we are determined to fulfill our responsibiltites to our young people, staff and communities we serve.
The government has set out its expectations of us all as we work together to control the spread of the virus. Our schools are implementing government guidance in detail and planning for all eventualities, including the full opeining of our schools on 1st September 2020.
Please see your local CAT school website and other communications from your child's school about the local management of this rapidly changing and challenging time.
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