There has been a creative buzz around the school as each class explored the works of abstract artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944.) Each class has interpreted Mondrian in different ways. We have been impressed with the children’s creativity and hearing their ideas. We are hoping to use their ideas to create a Mondrian inspired, colourful facade for our new build. It’s so exciting!
Thank you to everyone who attended the unveiling of the Mondrian inspired façade on the new extension. We were delighted that the Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor John Lloyd attended, unveiling the façade.
Mrs Anderson has been awarded ‘WWF Green Ambassador Teacher Award 2016’ This prestigious National award shines the light on the very best examples of where schools are putting environmental issues at the heart of their school. There was some very stiff competition as there were 60,000 nominations! The award is well deserved. As well as being out Inclusion Coordinator, Mrs Anderson goes that extra mile, always busy, passionate and enthusiastic inspiring our children, the next generation of sustainability champions! She leads the School ECO Council. Over the years has spread her passion and enthusiasm for nature by developing our spinney, nature trail, meadow, Nursery and Reception gardens by getting lots of people involved within the school and in the wider community. She has fostered links with the RSPB and led initiatives such as WOW Walk Once a Week and our 40th birthday Tree house project.
At Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School we value what our children say, their views. It is an important aspect of the children's PSCHE learning to find appropriate ways to make their voice heard on issues that matter to them. It links with our commitment and practice to reinforcing ‘British Values’ where we teach children about democracy.
Life at Woolenwick Infant and Nursery school continues to be very busy with so many learning events!
As you know this year we celebrate the school’s 40th birthday. As part of our learning we have been looking at what was here before the school was built. We have found out that the land was used for grazing sheep. ‘Woolenwick’ has come from a Saxon word meaning ‘Wool farm’. With this is mind the children asked if we could visit a farm as a school trip. However, rather than put the rather large expense of such an outing on our families we have found a farm that can come to us!