Sports Crew Stars

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 Our Year 5 Sports Crew are trained up  and ready to lead our lunchtime sporting activities. They had great fun learning how to be good leaders and practising a     bank   of activities and games to share with our whole school. Mrs Kleggeris said she was incredibly proud of how they represented our school at the training   session. We're all looking forward to the lunchtime fun beginning!

 

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Like ducks to water?

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The torrential downpour today didn't dampen our Reception children's love for learning today. They brave the elements whatever the weather and are always keen to learn

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Frontier Centre Fun

Our Year 3,4 and 5 children had a great time at the Frontier Centre in Irthlingborough this week. They tried fencing, kayaking and abseiling and desribed their visit in 3 (ish!) words as 'Fun, Challenging and New Experiences'

The adults who went with them described how proud they were of the children's politeness and absolute positivity. They supported one another through challenges, worked brillianty in teams and showed the character that make us proud to be Blakesley. Well done everyone!

Special thanks to the adults who gave their time and care to ensure that all of the children had a great time and to the parents who helped transport our adventurers both there and home again.

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Blakesley School first opened its doors to pupils in 1669 - an amazing 350 years ago. The original classrooms are still in use and enjoyed by our children all of these years later. Although it’s hard to imagine the original school hall, now our school library, ever being big enough for assemblies or PE!

 Our children have started this year’s celebrations with a special birthday assembly in which they shared their research about the life of the school.

Did you know …

  • That there is a tunnel beneath the school that runs to the church, and in the opposite direction to Blakesley Hall. Apparently it was used for moving around the village in secret – ssssh! …
  • That when the school first opened, only boys were allowed to attend…
  • That on one occasion when the School Inspector visited, there were no children in the school. They were all over the wall, picking and eating apples under the tree!...
  • That the ‘new’ school hall’s pyramid shaped roof caused uproar in the village as it was considered not harmonious or in keeping with the rest of the buildings in the village.

We hope that you will join us for our community celebration of 350 years of Blakesley School, more details to follow.

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