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Last day at Ford Castle!

Here are the final photos from our last day at Ford Castle - apologies for them being late. Article 24: You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.

Governor viewpoint – Ford Castle Residential

This week I was lucky enough to accompany year 6 on their residential to Ford Castle and it was absolutely fantastic! The adventure started on Monday morning , the excitement from the children on approaching the castle was a delight to see. After lunch and an hour...

Ford Castle: Year 6, the trailblazers!

I took this photograph on Tuesday evening and as you can see the sun was shining brightly on the outer walls of the castle. For me this pic just about sums up our visit this year. This is the first year that Windy Nook has visited Ford Castle and because of the...

A very good morning from Ford Castle.

The children are well-rested and everyone has enjoyed a full breakfast and ready to take on today's activities: Nightline, Archery, Survival Skills and Leap of Faith are just a few of the sessions that the children are looking forward to participating in today. We'll...

Greetings from Ford Castle

What an amazing first day we've had! Lunch in the gardens was very quickly followed by some excellent activities including: Crate Stack, Zipwire and Aqua Challenge. We are all off to have our evening meal now and looking forward to tonight's session. Please keep...

I want to ride my bycicle!

Jane from bike ability came to work with the children in the Reception classes this week. She very kindly checked the children’s bikes and fixed them so that they were road worthy. The next day Jane worked with the children, helping them learn how to ride their bikes...

Another fantastic Friday!

We have had another brilliant time observing and using nature! Mr Leighton cut off some branches from our favourite tree so we made good use of our imaginations as well as the branches!  Some of the inventive ideas included fishing rods, bows, counting sticks, wands...

Nursery Nature Walk!

Today we visited Windy Nook Nature Park with Jane Stanton (from Cycling Generation) to observe and enjoy nature. We discovered a variety of plants and insects which Jane helped us to identify. These included; ferns, oak trees, bird feet trefoil, brambles, buttercups,...

Reception learn to ride!

Reception have enjoyed the chance to learn about how to be safe whilst riding their bike and also how to ride their bike without stabilisers! Yesterday we were taught about how important it is to have fully inflated tyres and brakes that work! We were shown how to...

Fun in the sun!

The children had a fabulous time in the sun.  They played beat the clock games with the sand timer, played races bouncing on space hoppers, and loved playing in the mud! Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to...

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