19th September 2017
A lovely start to the week, ex-pupil Lawrence Robertson visited during the school assembly and presented the school with a painting he had created especially for us. Lawrence already showed great artistic flair when he was at Holywell and he has clearly continued to develop his artistic skills. Our painting is acrylics on canvas, based around the idea of a stained glass window looking over a village. Lawrence drew much inspiration from the artists of St Ives, Cornwall. The children were truly inspired by Lawrence’s visit and his gift and have been admiring the picture which is hanging on the slope near the library. Lawrence is off to University this Friday, where he will be studying English and creative writing – another creative passion – we wish him the very best of luck and thank him for our lovely artwork.
4th September 2017
We are into a full second week back at school and up to now (fingers crossed) everything is going really well. This morning as we walked through school all the children were hard at work, engaged and interested in their lessons, and when we spoke to them, keen to make progress. This afternoon there was a really vibrant feel to the school – children carrying out sound surveys, art lessons taking place, exciting light and shadow activities and learning going on, lots of PE, children using ipads and our new foundation Stage children learning about the school and where everything is – and everyone seemed happy and to be enjoying their learning – what a great start!