A talented young Cotswolds footballer is set to sign an under-nines Academy contract with Birmingham City. Eight-year-old Hayden was scouted by the Blues after turning six and has trained with their pre-academy ever since.


Thank you to Dance Club for performing a thought-provoking piece, appreciating the wonder of God’s oceans- the power of the waves, the wildlife beneath, the impact of plastics and an uplifting ‘Surfers against Sewage’ conclusion…


Year 5 pupils had a WONDERFUL opportunity to participate in a residential ‘SPACE CAMP’ last weekend. Children stayed overnight in the school hall, in special pop-up tents named after planets. Children experienced simulated life as an astronaut: Wearing large goggles and thick gloves, children had to communicate effectively whilst repairing sections of the (lego) International Space Centre; Children experienced sensory deprivation whilst they ate dehydrated space food; Rockets were built and launched; Constellations were spotted and identified on a beautifully clear night.

The event ended with an ‘Award Ceremony.’ The most successful pair were Elizabeth and Liam, whilst Sam was the best trainee astronaut overall. There were a range of prizes including NASA t-shirts for all. Huge thanks to Mrs Smedley for organising the event, and Mrs Bennet (Science Lead) and Mrs Robinson for joining the mission!


On Thursday 28th March, Wilson Class climbed ‘virtual mountains using local tracks to walk the steps needed to scale the famous mountains of the world’ as part of their ‘Mountains’ topic. Collectively, the class managed to scale the height of Snowdon by walking the first stretch of the Cotswold Way. Dressed as mountaineers, the children made numerous ascents and one group, consisting of Noah L, Albert, Xanthe and Hayden managed 17 ascents during the course of the morning! Perhaps the class had taken as many steps as the height of Everest by the end? A wonderful sunny time was enjoyed by all. Thank you to Mrs Hunter for organising the event and to Mrs Curry for walking too.