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 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...
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.
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.
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.
The fantastic General Knowledge Quiz Team from Trinity Academy Richmond went to Brompton-on-Swale School to take part in the Area Heats. Having to answer questions including: history, geography and maths. They showed some fantastic displays of teamwork answering some very tricky questions. Well done Team Trinity.
The governors of St Francis Church of England Primary School are currently consulting on a proposal for the school to become an Academy and join Dales Academies Trust on the 1st August 2019. This is your opportunity to have your say, share and thoughts and ideas and ask any questions. Information relating to the proposal can be found here http://www.stfrancispri.org.uk/ in the latest information section of the homepage. Consultation runs from 29.4.19 – 22.5.19.