Monthly Archives: April 2019

Head’s Blog – 26th April

A short but a busy week for all of us at Clearwell. The Heritage Lottery Fund grant money paid for all of us to visit Hopewell Colliery, investigate the artefacts and have a guided tour. We were really lucky that Verderer Rich Daniels MBE and Freeminer shared his experiences of mining with the children. We also talked about the importance of preserving the Forest in public ownership and it not being sold off to private businesses.

Then we went onto Beechenhurst which was a bit wetter than we had anticipated but it didn’t stop us having a fabulous time. We sheltered under trees to eat our lunch then headed off on the Zog Trail. We also had time to build dens and explore our fabulous forest, hopefully making the children appreciate our beautiful surroundings and that we can access them for free. We are grateful to Rich Daniels and the other members of HOOF who campaigned for this over the years. We hope that our children are a generation who continue to prevent the sell-off happening in the future. Our heritage is important for future generations.

As we know, Brass bands have been and still are part and parcel of mining communities. This is why we are offering all of Willow class the chance to learn to play the cornet. Mrs Ford had a great first lesson with the children and I for one am looking forward to their recital at our garden party on 12th July.

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Head’s Blog – 5th April

We have had a strange week in school, starting with our Easter Service on Monday, early because we wanted our whole school community to be part of it. Thank you to Friends who organised an Easter Egg hunt and made sure that every child got an egg, they also raised an amazing £93 on the raffle, so thank you to all parents that donated prizes and bought tickets.

Then with the year 5 and 6 being on residential and the surprising snow day. The year 3 and 4 children have had a wonderful week, their behaviour has been incredible. They were particularly amazing on Welly Walk when they went with Oak class. Mrs Griffiths commented on how supportive they were of each other and how well they all played together. It is so lovely to get back from a meeting to be told how amazing they have all been. They also made Easter Bonnets with Mr Gazzard and had a parade today.

Year 5 & 6 residential – Morfa Bay

Miss Cecil has reported that they children had a wonderful experience at Morfa Bay. They showed great resilience when faced with challenges, especially when it was really cold and snowing. Here are a few photographs of their experiences and I hope that I will get some reports written by them to share with you all. I am extremely proud of one of our Y6 boys who won the award for the best boy of the week. Well done!

Goodbye and thank you

We said goodbye to our trainee Miss Hek today. She has had a huge impact in the small time that she was been with us and we all wish her every success in her future career, any school will be lucky to have her.

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