Armistice Day in school last Friday, the children made poppies to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. Each poppy has the name of a soldier from the Cowes area who tragically lost their life in the war and they are displayed at the entrance to our school.
Lanesend Primary School is bright, colourful, fun and optimistic; just like everyone in it.
We are an open primary school, providing education to children in our local community of Cowes and welcome others from around the Island.
We are very lucky to have a highly skilled and dedicated team. We take pride in seeing ourselves as a 21st Century learning centre in which our children and staff are supported and encouraged to enjoy their work and take every opportunity to develop and maximise their skills. At our school we are striving to be outward looking, seeking strong parental partnerships in helping foster our children’s development. We are proud of the positive relationships that we enjoy with them and the warm feedback we receive.
The school have an Open Day on the 29th November www.lanesendprimary.co.uk
OUTSTANDING is the word OFSTED used about Early Years provision at Priory School of Our Lady of Walsingham – or what we call our “Cabin School”. Housed in a purpose built block, with a fenced off and secure outside play area based on the “Forest School” model, pupils enjoy a tremendously rich programme of specialist tutors, sports, events and performance.
Their contribution to the Harvest Festival brought applause from all those in St Mildred’s Church earlier in October!
But the best thing to do is to listen to what the Ofsted inspectors said this year to get a flavour of the exceptionally high quality of education Cabin School children enjoy
Children make an excellent start to their learning in Reception. They make outstanding progress due to first-rate teaching and an inspirational curriculum
Bursaries and grants make the Cabin School far more affordable than you may think. Come and pay us a visit! You will be surprised!
We encourage all parents and students who wish to consider joining us to view our school in situ. This will give you the opportunity to tour the school and see the students busy in their classrooms. This will allow you to ask questions and find out what is being learnt in the different subjects.
Also for any potential new student we offer ‘taster days’ which are free with no obligation. This will allow your child(ren) to experience a day in the life of a ‘Priorian’ and get a taste of what it is like to be a student at our school, by taking part in all of the lessons from a typical day.
Please contact the school office to discuss further: (01983) 861222 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very excited to that one of our volunteers Julian Parker has been shortlisted for the HelpForce Champions – National awards for health volunteers 2018.
The awards, which take place in central London on Thursday 8 November, will celebrate the varied ways in which volunteers across the country are giving their time to benefit patients, staff, and communities.
By shining a light on the range of ways that volunteers are involved in the NHS, the Helpforce Champions Awards will show that dedicated volunteers can contribute to a more compassionate care system for everyone.
Cathy Armstrong, Volunteers and Careers Co-Ordinator at the Trust said:
“We nominated Julian for the Young Volunteer of the Year award because he has shown true kindness within his volunteering. He is always on time, is friendly, helpful and a true asset to the team. He loves getting involved, talking to staff, patients and visitors and no job is considered too small for him to complete. We have really seen Julian come out of his shell; going from a quiet shy lad to an engaging and happy man. His smile is totally infectious and we have loved having him as part of the team.
Chief Executive Maggie Oldham added “We are absolutely delighted that Julian has been nominated and we would be thrilled for him to win”.
Founder and Chair of Helpforce Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, , said:
“We have been humbled to see so many examples of inspiring volunteering from across the country. We know the benefits that well managed volunteers bring, with substantial improvements in patient care and positive feedback from NHS staff. Helpforce is on a mission to inspire as many people as possible to enjoy being part of the health and care of British people, and I look forward to celebrating and thanking all those volunteers who are giving so much.”
The categories being celebrated at the awards are:
- Outstanding Volunteering Team of the Year
- Young Volunteer of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Outstanding Staff Champion for Volunteers
- Volunteer Leader of the Year
- Partnership Working in Volunteering
- Innovation in Volunteering Award
- Celebrating Inclusion and Diversity in Volunteering
Tickets for the 17-seater BoRo Beach Bike, launching in Ryde later this month, are now on
sale.The bike is set to arrive on the Island next week and rides get under way on July 22nd.
Tickets for a variety of themed tours, from sightseeing to fitness and afternoon tea to
business networking, are available online, at www.borobeachbike.co.uk.
Each round trip will begin at Ryde Pier Head, with an additional pick-up point outside Ryde
Superbowl in Eastern Gardens, before continuing along the esplanade to Appley and
Puckpool parks.During peak holiday times and weekends, there will be five ‘beachfront’ rides per day,starting from 12.30pm. Priced at £12.50, these will showcase the historical sights andstunning coastline of Ryde. Concessions are available for non pedallers and children over 5.
Themed rides include:
* A 7am sunrise ride on the first Monday of every month, £5.
* SurfBoardroom – a networking group for small businesses on Thursdays during term time,
* A fitness ride every Tuesday at 10am, £7.
* An afternoon tea ride on August Bank Holiday Monday including freshly baked scones and
cake and eco-friendly canned water, £19.50.
* A Dickens-themed ride with Origins Theatre owner Kevin Wilson on three dates over the
* A free monthly litter-picking ride.Buy tickets at www.borobeachbike.co.uk and keep up-to-date with all the different themed