Music to our ears

Trinity Academy Richmond had a visit from instrument teachers from North Yorkshire County Music Service. It was fantastic to have live music in school and they played some very familiar tunes to engage us. We all got a singing lesson too! The teachers demonstrated how to play their instruments  and answered lots of questions about how they became interested in learning to play and what other jobs you can do in the music industry. One of our pupils also got...


Madagascar at Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas

Wow! What can we say? A huge well done to all of years 5 and 6 for their performances during of show. The acting was amazing and all of the children sang superbly. The children have worked so hard on this and deserve an enormous amount of credit for how fantastic the production was. Thank you very much for all of your support from home and for coming along to see Madagascar!


KS2 Richmond Trip

Our pupils at Barton Church of England Primary School turned detective, on a visit to Richmond, searching for historical clues throughout the town. They also had a tour of the Richmond Museum as well as the Georgian Theatre.

Kirkby Fleetham CE School – Forest School

As it was the last forest school this half term the children were treated to marshmallows to roast over the fire. Some of the children used knives to whittle sticks into marshmallow skewers before roasting the gooey treats! Dr Vasby also taught the children about some of the plants we discovered in the woods and whether they were safe to eat or best to avoid.

Rishi Sunak cuts the ribbon on new climbing frame at Croft

Rishi Sunak MP and Chancellor for the Exchequer, cuts the ribbon on the new climbing frame in Early Years. Mr Sunak performed the official opening of the new climbing frame installed in our Early Years outdoor area. Some of our children had the opportunity to perform for him and ask questions. The children thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and it was a superb chance to meet a member of parliament.  These are some of their comments: ‘…this experience was phenomenal. Then we got to sing...

Northern Echo Publishes Details of the Success of 4 School Leadership Model

Back in September 2019, we launched a pilot scheme to test a pioneering leadership model where four of our member schools: Barton, Ravensworth, East Cowton, and Kirkby Fleetham were placed under the leadership of one Executive Headteacher. Due to the success of the pilot, the Dales Trust Board are delighted to announce that the four-school model will become a permanent arrangement from January 2021. You can read and see our feature in The Northern Echo below.

Anti-bullying week and odd sock day

East Cowton recently participated in anti-bullying week and started the week off wearing odd socks to celebrate diversity and difference. We thought about what the world would be like if we were all the same and decided that would be very boring! We also talked about what bullying is and how we all need to take responsibility for looking after each other and making sure bullying does not happen at our schools.

Bonfire Lunch at East Cowton

It was a shame for the children that they were not able to celebrate bonfire night in the same way as they usually do, but our cooks served them up a bonfire lunch with delicious burgers, wedges , salad and bonfire buns – what a treat!

Songs, Stories and Olly Murs

South Otterington Church of England Primary School have made a whole series of videos to entertain the children during these unique times - take a look:

Tree Planting

This afternoon, year 6 at Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas headed out to the school fields to plant some trees; crab apples to be precise. We chose to plant them in ‘The Meadow’ at the back of the football field. Here are some pictures of a great afternoon.

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