Our Schools’ highlights of the year… Part One!

Aldwyn Primary, Audenshaw

Our Year 6 took learning to the streets of London recently, with an action packed visit to London.  They enjoyed visiting the Houses of Parliament, with behind the scenes access to the House of Commons, House of Lords and an opportunity to explore Westminster Hall.  They also enjoyed visiting Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, St James Park, The Mall and Victoria Gardens.   It was such a lovely experience for them. 

Our pupil voice played such an important role in improving and renovating our school library.  The pupils loved dressing up as book characters, completed lots of book related activities and held a cake sale to raise funds to go towards the project.  You can see some of our pupils below, sitting on our new story telling chair, getting reading to read. 

A great afternoon was had by all as we welcomed the Aldwyn community to our first summer festival ‘Aldfest’ on Saturday 17th June.  Families were able to take part in traditional summer fair activities whilst enjoying entertainment from local dance schools and choirs who performed for the crowds. The local emergency services also attended and the children enjoyed exploring the police car and fire engine. Enjoying the ‘festival feel’ many families settled down on hay bales and blankets on the hillside as they enjoyed wood-fired pizzas and a refreshing drink.


Holden Clough Primary, Ashton under Lyne

We are delighted to announce Holden Clough have been awarded the prestigious BRONZE Space Education Quality Mark, in recognition of its excellent work compared nationally. Just to give you a bit of context to what the award involves,
– UK schools and colleges receive the Space Education Quality Mark when they can show that they have significantly used the context of space in subjects, have worked with other organisations, shared resources and used space to enrich the curriculum.
– The Space Education Quality Mark was created by ESERO-UK, which supports the space sector and teachers to open doors for young people from all backgrounds, by delivering inspiring world-class teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Alex Brown, STEM Support Programme Manager at STEM Learning, said: “We are delighted to congratulate Holden Clough Primary School on receiving the BRONZE Space Education Quality Mark. Each school and college who receives the Space Education Mark has demonstrated a real and ongoing commitment to excellent STEM education in their
school. Holden Clough is a great example of this.”

On Tuesday 4th July, Holden Clough Primary children in Years 4, 5 and 6 went to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and took part in ‘Come and Play with the Halle’ concert.  They all joined in, played their string instruments and sang along with the orchestra and children from other Manchester schools.  It was an unforgettable experience!


Lyndhurst Community Primary, Dukinfield

We have been working with Jigsaw housing on a community garden project.  The pupils had a great time digging up potatoes, cutting rhubarb, eating raspberries and pulling out cabbages. The children went away with basketfuls of vegetables! 

Lyndhurst have worked really hard on reading this year. Working alongside the Tameside Library Service, the school won a bid for a complete overhaul of the school library. As a result we have a fantastic new library space which really promotes a love of reading and there is a huge range of books on offer. Some of our children have become reading champions and been working alongside Mrs McConnell and the labour service to improve reading in school. Their hard work was celebrated with an end of year event at Dukinfield Townhall. 

We have a superstar amongst us! I have been hearing lots of amazing things recently about one of our Y5 pupils – Trey Braine. Trey has done lots of modelling campaigns for Tessuti, Primark, Sports Direct, Nike, Next, River Island and many more. There is a even a big light box of him in the new Sports Direct in Manchester. Trey is an excellent dancer! Recently he was spotted and invited backstage to a Chris Brown concert, he then went on to dance the whole concert and danced with Chris Brown! People’s videos of him have gone viral all over the world! One video has 47 million views! He has won lots of competitions and battles against adults from all over the world. Just last weekend, he won 1st place in a competition. Trey is even bringing out his own clothing line designed all by Trey. He is currently working on a Hollywood film with a big list of global superstars on the cast list. It is all top secret at the moment. I think it’s safe to say Trey’s list of achievements are astonishing! All this and he’s still in school working hard too! Everyone at Lyndhurst is very proud of him! Remember us when you’re a global superstar Trey!