We enjoyed taking part in the 'Adopt an Underpass' project organised by the council to celebrate Stevenage New Town's 70th birthday as well as marking our school’s 40th anniversary. This collaborative art project has been a great way to appreciate each other’s contributions and unique skills. The project has been a great way to build relationships within our community. It has provided an opportunity to connect and enhance our community through art and inspire one another through creativity.
You will recall The School governors and staff wanted to leave a lasting legacy for the school through raising money for a special birthday present for the children. The children chose a Tree House / outdoor classroom which would be set within our beautiful school grounds. The tree house will be used to complement our outdoor education / Forest Schools programme.
At Woolenwick we continue to give high priority in developing our children’s understanding of the world in which they live. The children in the Year Two classes had been learning about space.
Their topic, ‘To infinity and Beyond’ triggered an unexpected invitation and we were ‘Over the moon!’
A group of Year Two children along with Steve Akers, Chair of Governors, Ben Reader, Assistant Headteacher, Tom Robinson, class teacher and myself enjoyed a ‘Meet and Greet’ learning opportunity with Buzz Aldrin.’
School Building Project
The hoardings have been reduced around the entrance, scaffolding and the site facilities removed.
The new entrance is now visible. Lots of you have commented on how nice it looks and how exciting this is. Thank you for your feedback. It has really nice to hear your comments about how smooth the building programme has been, that there has been minimal disruption and that you have felt kept up to date throughout the programme. Thank you. We have been on a very long journey from our initial plans back in the Summer Term 2015 to where we are now.
Newland have been fantastic company and worked very closely with us from the start. I suspect this latter part of the programme will be less obvious . . . the making good of our environment, the entrance, the pathway around the building plus all the fixtures and fittings to get ready the new classroom and new entrance lobby, new staff room. We are going to spend our inset day moving classrooms and getting the new spaces ready including the room which will become our dining space.
Take a look at the building blog for the latest photos.