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Bronze DofE Award

This June saw the conclusion of yet another successful Bronze DofE season for our Park School students. Since September, fifteen year 9s have been preparing for their Award, which cumulated with a two-day expedition on Dartmoor on the 3rd and 4th of the month. 
Released On 6th Jun 2019
Bronze DofE Award

Silver ArtsAwards Joy

The school is delighted that two of our senior students have achieved Silver ArtAwards.
Released On 16th May 2019
Silver ArtsAwards Joy

ISA Art Award Winners Again

Young artists at The Park School were celebrating multiple successes again at the regional ISA Art Competition last week.
Released On 10th May 2019
ISA Art Award Winners Again

Toilet Twinning Fundraiser

This term's interhouse fundraiser was dedicated to raising money for Toilet Twinning and enthusiastically planned and run by Mrs Richards in her capacity as Head of Houses.
Released On 8th May 2019
Toilet Twinning Fundraiser

New School Chaplain Appointed

The school is delighted that Revd Ron Martin, who is a parent and school Governor, has taken on the role of School Chaplain for The Park School.

Released On 8th May 2019
New School Chaplain Appointed

Engineering Club debut at Donington

The Park School Engineering club, made up of four pupils from year 11, will set a first on Saturday 18th May when they enter a BMRC motorcycle race at Donington Park.
Released On 1st May 2019
Engineering Club debut at Donington

New Golf Club is a big hit

This week saw the start of a brand new Golf Club activity for The Park School Prep pupils. Under the watchful eye of a local professional, the children all showed fantastic promise learning the basics of club-handling and ball-striking.  After they have gained the basic skills, the group is looking forward to taking to the greens of a local course in the coming weeks.

Mr Josh Allen

Released On 1st May 2019
New Golf Club is a big hit

Morwellham Quay Y8 History Trip

On Monday, 29th April Year 8 visited Morwellham Quay near Tavistock in Devon. Through a range of workshops we discovered more about life during the Industrial Revolution.

We got some hands-on experience of rock breaking, which all children (from the age of 7 or 8) would have had to do for between 8 and 12 hours a day. We also participated in rope making and a tug of war competition which was actually a way of stretching the rope and preventing it from becoming twisted.  This was something the children would also have been involved in doing each day.

Travelling underground down to the Cooper mine added depth (pardon the pun!) to the experience, although we went by train rather than walking and pushing a wheelbarrow. The darkness and dripping water provided plenty of shrieks!

The Victorian School proved a reality check in terms of classroom expectations and methods of punishment – I think they were all pleased that things have changed!

AT the end of the day a diversion to a Victorian sweet shop was popular and many students enjoyed dressing up in Victorian clothes too.

Overall we had a good day and the visit provided an excellent starting point for our studies this term on the changes brought to the country by the Industrial Revolution.

Mrs Richards
Head of History


 
Released On 30th Apr 2019
Morwellham Quay Y8 History Trip

School Fundraising - Toilet Twinning

Each year all individual Houses at The Park School join forces to raise money for a national or international charity.  This year we have chosen Toilet Twinning - a water and sanitation initiative run by Tearfund, a Christian relief and development charity.

Their work is essential because:

  • 2.3 billion people don’t have somewhere safe and hygienic to go to the toilet. (WHO/Unicef)
  • Almost 1,000 children die every day from preventable diseases linked to dirty water and unsafe toilets. (UN)
  • Children worldwide miss 443 million school days each year because of dirty water and poor sanitation. (UN)
  • The average round-trip for women and children collecting water in the developing world is 6km (Tearfund)

For every £60 we raise a toilet will be provided and built in one of several African, Indian or Asian countries.  Alternatively, £240 builds a school toilet block in either Malawi or Zambia.

On Wednesday, 8th May the school will come together to take part in House-based activities with the aim of raising money to ‘twin our toilets’. The day will involve a cake sale, throwing competition, relay event, water carrying event, a quiz and ‘spending a penny’ to create a coin picture.

Donations can be made in a variety of different ways: directly through Just Giving (or see our Facebook page or Twitter feed), through adding your loose change to our toilet in school reception and by sponsoring your son or daughter.

Thank you for your support!

Mrs Kate Richards
Head of Houses

Released On 26th Apr 2019
School Fundraising - Toilet Twinning
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