Welcome to Goostrey School
We were delighted to welcome two representatives from Westminster, in London, to the school last Wednesday. They worked with our older pupils in years 5 and 6. The afternoon session involved the children being taught about Parliament and how our government works. The year 6 were then involved in a passionate debate about homework. Parliamentary procedures and protocols were followed.
Below are some of the pupils' thoughts on this session:
Callum – I liked the warm up activity (5 day week or 2 day week?) because everyone swapped when we mentioned money.
Holly – I really liked it because I like arguing with my brother.
Jess – I really liked someone else being in charge rather than a teacher.
Toby – I feel more responsible because I’ve made some responsible speeches this afternoon.
Jake- I found that it was interactive and we got to experience it.
Molly – I liked the debating and being the speaker.
Archie – Being on the opposition meant you had to look at homework from a grown up point of view.
Evie – As we debated I felt like we were supposed to be talking as an adult.
Abi – really fun, saying stuff against it you really listened so you counter the argument.
Millie – to look at things from a different perspective.
Archie – It was funny when the other team, actually gave you help for your argument.
The school council today looked at what democracy means and our parlimentary system. They then spoke to the whole school about what they had learnt.
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!
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).
School Data Dashboard is a useful tool to measure school performance. However, it should be used in conjunction with other comparative data and reports to give a whole school view.
Thank you to all families for their continued support, together we make Goostrey school a very special place to be.
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