Welcome to Goostrey School
November 11th 2014
How special it was for the entire school to attend the Service of Remembrance at Goostrey War Memorial with villagers and retired military personnel. The children caught the mood of reflection and remembrance whilst they stood in silence, and Hannah and Callum laid a poppy wreath on behalf of our school. Mrs Flint had a very interesting discussion after the service with a lady who is the Great Grand-daughter of one of the soldiers named on the Goostrey Memorial, and the lady is bringing her Great Grandfather’s medals into school for the Reception children to see. In this way the life of that individual soldier lives on.
Other highlights of the WW1 Day
Finding out about the soldiers named on the Goostrey Memorial
Making our own poppies
Realising how many different animals were involved in the war effort
Seeing the actual letters written from the front by Mrs Timmin’s Grandfather and Great Uncle
Marching to, “ It’s a long way to Tipperary”
Playing a “Peace Football Match”
Cracking war codes
Researching why the war began and why we wear poppies each Remembrance Day
Eating Trench Cake – delicious!
Sharing war diaries and war poetry
The excellent sharing Assembly on the 12th of November
It has been a very memorable few days. One member of staff said, “The mood has not been depressing at all. It has been a very positive experience.” Another said of the children, “There has been a sense of gratitude among the children”
Thank you for all your excellent contributions to this learning experience.
Goostrey Community Primary School is situated in the centre of a thriving village at the heart of rural Cheshire. The size of our school means we can create the individual, caring environment associated with a village school whilst being large enough to offer a full programme of curriculum and extra-curriculum activities. You are very welcome to come and look round our school. To arrange a visit please telephone or email the school and we will be happy to organise this for you.
Parents and Carers of children due to start school in September 2015 are are welcome to make an appointment for a tour of the school.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Outstanding school!
The closing dates for admissions for September 2015 is 15th January 2015 via www.cheshireeast.gov.uk or by requesting an application form from 0300 123 5012
This is an outstanding school. Excellent leadership ensures that pupils achieve extremely well, attain exceptionally high standards and develop into very positive and concerned young citizens. A comment that aptly sums up parents' views is, 'Goostrey School is a superb place for children to learn in an extremely happy atmosphere.' (OFSTED report 2007).
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