"They (children) appreciated taking part in mixed activities and really enjoyed their Friday afternoon joint sessions." Tim Coulson Regional Schools' Commissioner, January 2017
The children from both schools have benefited from being able to join their class trips together and share some brilliant extra-curricular experiences due to this.
Classes from both schools have visited London on a number of occasions; to see Matilda in the Theatre and also to see The Lion King in the Theatre. The older children from both schools are also looking forward to going on a trip to London soon to go to the Science Museum very soon! Our Year 4 from Anthony Curton and Penguin Class from Tilney are also super excited about going to the Warner Brothers Studio in London to see the Harry Potter experience!
Other joint visits have taken place, or will soon take place, between the two schools. These include a trip to High Lodge for our younger children, the Hickathrift Tour and a visit to see Goodnight Mister Tom performed in Kings Lynn, amongst some of them!
We have also had a venture to Ely Cathedral in order for the joint choir to record a song they have written and composed themselves. The children and staff worked very hard to think of the theme within the song and then put words to it. They had a brilliant time rehearsing and then performing in Ely Cathedral while it was recorded. Look out for it on You Tube soon!
We will continue to provide these excellent trips for our children as we believe it gives them some brilliant experiences. We are also incredibly proud of our children's behaviour each and every time we take them out - and often members of the public tell us how brilliantly behaved our children are!
We really enjoyed having a celebration day to mark being part of DEMAT for two years! We had a lovely service in Walpole St Peter's church where the children said what being part of DEMAT meant to them, and how the partnership between the two schools has positively impacted on their education. All the children from both schools then came over to Tilney for a dance festival, which included many different forms of dance, such as Maypole, Capoeira and Molly dancing. We then all had a fun afternoon with a picnic lunch and bouncy castles. We would like to thank Andrew Read, director of Education for DEMAT, for taking time out of his very busy schedule in order to come and celebrate with us.
Friday Afternoons where the children are taken to their sister school is going well. KS2 started this last year, where children from Tilney All Saints came to Anthony Curton, and had great success with taking part in lots of creative lessons. Due to their success KS1 from Anthony Curton now go to Tilney All Saints School every Friday. The children are enjoying getting to know the children from the other school and also have a chance to experience some exciting lessons with teachers that they might not normally have!
The children, adults and parents from both schools had a brilliant time at Tilney All Saints School when we had a celebration to mark both schools becoming academies. There were lots of fun activities including Punch and Judy, bouncy castles, bicycles and maypole dancing amongst many others. Have a look at the pictures below to see all of the fun that we had!