Wansdyke Primary pupils Connor and Rosie went to London with two teachers to represent the school after it was nominated for a Dementia Friendly Award.
The school was put forward in the youth organisation of the year category because of its work in raising awareness of dementia.
Connor and Rosie said that although they did not win they were very proud to attend the event at The Royal Horseguards and to hear about other projects like theirs in which people work to support people with dementia and those affected by it. They said: “Last year we met Mike and Lynn who taught us all about living well with dementia. This year, we will welcome them back. We are ready to take on new challenges and welcome new members into our community.”
The trip was funded by Bristol’s Dementia Wellbeing Service.
One of the projects at Wansyke involves Year 6 organising an afternoon tea for elderly people in the community. This is supported by Re-Engage UK.
Two pupils from The Meadows Primary were put forward for the South Gloucestershire Education Awards 2019 Jess and Will in Year 6 received awards for their hard work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and attended the ceremony in the Concorde hangar at Aerospace Bristol.
The speakers were Tim Harrison from Bristol University and author Rob Eastaway. South Gloucestershire Council organised the event and its cabinet member for schools Erica Williams said: “Well done to all of our winners, who are a testament to the fact that, whatever level of study you are in, having the right attitude and putting in hard work always pays off.”
Wellsway Multi Academy Trust are seeking Trustees and Governors. This is a rewarding voluntary role. Full training and support will be provided.
These roles are a great opportunity to make a difference in your community and develop your skills and boost your CV.
For an informal conversation or for further details please contact:
Clerk to the Trust: Mrs Holdaway
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Two Roman visitors came to Chandag Junior School to bring learning to life. Children in Pod 4 were immersed in Roman daily life and the role of a Roman soldier. They had the opportunity to explore artefacts from the Roman period, try on a soldier’s uniform and also come close to weaponry.
The highlight of the day for all the children seemed to be the epic mock battle between the girls and the boys, where the children were taught the traditional techniques of protecting themselves with the Roman soldier’s shield.
Two Rivers CofE Primary is a new school for Keynsham and will admit its first reception class pupils in September 2020.
Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is working with B&NES Council and the Department for Education to open the primary school, which will have a Church of England ethos and will be open to everyone.
The school will take its name from an important geographical feature of Keynsham, the confluence of the rivers Chew and Avon, and will serve the growing population in the town.
Its permanent site will be in the Hygge Park housing development near Wellsway School in east Keynsham. Until the state-of-the-art buildings are ready, sometime in 2021/22, children and staff will be housed in purpose-built temporary accommodation on the Wellsway campus.
Four of the 13 schools already run by Wellsway Multi Academy Trust - Wellsway School, IKB Academy, Chandag Infants and Chandag Juniors - are already on this site.
Andrea Arlidge, chief executive of Wellsway Multi Academy Trust, said: “I am delighted to be involved in opening this new primary school for Keynsham. As a trust we have a family of 13 other schools from Bristol to Bath. We are really excited about opening Two Rivers CofE Primary School which is an important development for families in Keynsham.”
Wellsway Multi Academy Trust has an excellent track record of primary school performance. Like others in the trust, pupils at Two Rivers Primary will enjoy access to trust facilities at other schools, such as science experience days at IKB Academy and sports events at Wellsway Sports Centre.
Staff will benefit from collaborating with other schools in the trust and can draw on a wealth of skills and expertise.
School meals will be provided by the trust’s own Zest Catering, which recently won ‘Best In House Caterer’ at the national EduCatering Awards.
If you are interested in finding out more, come along to one of the information events, which will be held at the Crest Nicholson marketing suite in the Hygge Park development, as follows:
Please visit Two Rivers CofE Primary School website for more details.