Nutrition Workshops - 8th & 10th October 2018
WW1 Week - 1st - 5th October 2018
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The week of 1st – 5th October saw Shipton Bellinger school going back in time – a hundred years, in fact! The pupils experienced a week of learning based around WW1, kicked off with a talk from a local historian, Mr Paul Marsh, who enthralled the children with the personal history of villagers recorded on the local memorial. The school then called in the army to build them their own trench. Cpl Askem and his team from 6 Bn REME constructed a realistic replica (including firesteps) where the children allowed their learning and imagination to come together.
Further support came from 1 R Welsh whose Padre Ben Archibald and Cpl Chris Orton, the Drum Major, led a highly informative assembly on the significance of the Drumhead Service and other traditions within the army. Another highlight was the physical training to prepare the children for the front! LCpl Davies and his 1 R Welsh team put the children through their paces under, over and through obstacles on an inventive assault course. The week culminated in a period of remembrance and Armistice Day celebrations when ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ rang out across the village – much like it must have done 100 years ago.
Book Fair - Friday 11th May 2018
Whole School History Day - 26th January 2018
Author, Guy Bass, visited the school on Wednesday 27th September. The children enjoyed his assembly and afterwards he signed copies of his new book - Stitch Head.