Joff Alexander-Frye | Jul 15, 2019 | 0
Cranbrook Education Campus
Introducing Bramble, Freddie, Hattie and Ozzy; the Cranbrook Education Campus house animals.
The pupils, parents/carers and staff at Cranbrook Education Campus have been busy naming our House animals following the delivery of our beautiful Campus bench designed by Edward from Stride Treglown and sculpted by Denius Parson, Chainsaw Sculptor.
Following over 200 votes online the house animals were named Bramble Badger; Freddie Fox; Hattie Hare and Ozzy Otter.
Pupils are awarded House Points for demonstrating our Campus Values (Forgiveness, Honesty, Perseverance, Resilience, Respect, Team Work) and for effort, growth mind-set, being kind and helpful, completing homework on time, being an active learner, having the correct equipment and for extra-curricular contributions.
The super talented Joni Dan from Squircle Arts worked with us to bring the animals to life in our main atrium and as individual pin badges, which were given out to all pupils from Reception to Year 10. Each week the total number of house points and the attendance for each house is presented in the atrium to create a healthy competition between the houses. The house system is also used for all Campus sporting events.
We also worked with Joni to create a beautiful doodle wall in our Primary phase. Our pupils in Key Stage 2 co-created the design which was then painted on to the wall in our main Key Stage 2 corridor. Pupils are then given the opportunity to colour in sections of the wall and they have been bringing the image to life.
Cranbrook Education Campus Goes Green
Our Campus Green Team have been very busy this term improving the Campus’ recycling. The Campus’ new canteen recycling bins have arrived and signposted to promote and improve recycling efforts at break and lunch times. In addition to this they have been breathing life into the classroom recycling bins all around the Campus, each now has a different eye catching design and information lid to help pupils make the right choices when throwing their rubbish away. The team have also enrolled in the Great British Spring Clean, a national project aiming to clean up litter within schools, out in the community and nearby beaches and rivers. As part of this, the team have been out and about on multiple successful litter picks within school, out in the Cranbrook Community and to Exmouth Beach.
Matilda the Musical
On Friday 29th March, a group of around 50 pupils from both our Primary and Secondary phases performed the Campus’ first ever musical production. After 3 months of planning and rehearsing, we showcased 2 performances of Matilda to packed out audiences. From a scary Trunchball to a kind Miss Honey, the cast did an incredible job of bringing the story to life in an imaginative way. We were also able to use our brand new staging and lighting rig for the first time, which has just been installed. The experience was thoroughly enjoyable for all involved and we look forward to challenging ourselves next year with another musical!
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