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Thursday 7th March 2024 - World Book Day


We had a wonderful day celebrating world book day on Thursday 7th March. It was a day full of imaginative costumes and an opportunity to be enjoy exploring new books.  We created our own reading rivers and had opportunity to host and visit a book fair.

Reading rivers are a way to show our own reading journeys, capturing our thoughts and feelings about stories and different texts we read for different purposes.

Monday 25th February - Tree Planting

“The best that an individual can do is to plant trees” Sir David Attenborough

Ludwell Primary School's Eco Committee are showing the way to help tackle climate change by leading the charge in the School's whole school sapling planting day. The School is planting a wildlife corridor which will connect existing woodlands.

Each tree in its lifetime will draw down 1,000kg of carbon dioxide and fix it in the soil. The new wildlife corridor makes a much larger habitat, which enables increased biodiversity, better access for animals to food, water, shelter and breeding opportunities.

Friday 26th January 2024 - Wiltshire Air Ambulance Emergency Awareness Training

The whole school completed the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Emergency Awareness Training programme.

This involved taking part in an interactive training session and developing a range of lifesaving skills including:
• Making a 999 call
• Managing an unconscious patient
• How to perform CPR
• Correct operation of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
• Assisting a person who is choking
• Bleeding control and wound management
• Management of minor/major head injury
• Treatment of burns

December 2023 - Christmas Festivities

On Thursday 7th December, we took the whole school to watch a pantomime at Salisbury Playhouse. It really was the purr-fect treat for the children and they really did make us proud.

We all came together to enjoy a special festive lunch.

The children also put on a fabulous performance to parents and grandparents.  As a whole school, we also sang to our local community.  


July 2023 - Ash & Beech Class Visit Moors Valley

Reception and Key stage 1 visited Moors Valley on Monday 3rd July.  They had a wonderful time exploring the play trails and the nature around them. This was a wonderful experience allowing them to reflect on their previous learning of what grows near us and the park was a great setting to explore and notice how things move and notice mechanisms in action as part of their new enquiry “How do we move around?”.

July 2023 - Sports Day

An excellent sports day had by all.  It was lovely to see so many families enjoying the day with us.  

Congratulations to Stourhead House who were the winning team!

June 2023 - Year 6 Residential PGL Osmington Bay

Year 6 had an adventurous few days away at Osmington Bay.  The children were incredibly courageous and showed great resilience taking part in a range of adventurous activities.  They were exceptional in their ability to challenge themselves and support and encourage each other.  

Thursday  20th October 2022 - Fire Safety Assembly and Workshops

The whole school welcomed a member of the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Brigade into school. The whole school attended an assembly about keeping safe around firework displays. KS2 then carried out research and thought about the causes of fire and younger classes thought carefully about the role of firefighters.  Beech class took part in a ‘Be Aware and Take Care’ workshop. We have been asked to share this link specifically with Beech parents.

Friday 14th October 2022 - Road Safety Workshops

The whole school took part in a road safety workshops.  The children learnt about how to keep themselves safe while walking near roads, how to cross safely and how to travel safely. 

14th July 2022 - Showtime Circus

The children had the exiting opportunity to learn circus skills. 

Showtime Circus had a fully portable set up enabling the children to have a taste of learning aerial skills, including aerial silks!  They were incredible at it! The children also had a great time learning floor-based skills such as juggling, hula hooping and acrobatics.

They then took part in a performance and showed off their gained skills to their peers.  It was great watching the professional acrobats too!

5th July - Sports Day 2022


What a wonderful day we all had on Sports Day! It was lovely to see so many families come out and support the children take part in the day. The children represented our school and our values, they tried their best and supported each other superbly.

CONGRATULATIONS to Gold Hill house (yellow team) for winning the overall event.

Thank you to our lead athlete, Mr Ross, for putting the fantastic day together and the wonderful Ludwell team for making it a success.

27th May 2022 - Platinum Jubilee Celebration

The whole school enjoyed a street party lunch to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign. To create a festive feel there was bunting, music and of course tasty treats. Before sitting to eat, the National Anthem played. The children and staff were joyful and it was great to foster such a feeling of community within the school.

17th February 2022  - Adventure Cave and Rock Climbing comes to Ludwell!

We had an adventure fueled day as the whole school participated in outdoor caving and rock climbing with 'Southcoast Adventures'.  The children were courageous and resilient in their approach as they test moved through tight tunnels avoiding the fallen rocks, stalagmites and stalactites and climbed the tall, rocky climbing wall.  We all learnt the importance of taking responsibility when engaging in adventurous activities and had lots of fun!

Sports Day 2021

Sports day 2021 was a closely fought competition with Blue House emerging victorious. Well done to everyone for your competitive spirit in trying to win points for your house team and for being so gracious in both victory and defeat.

Artist Martin Debenham Visits Ludwell

Straight from exhibiting at Dorset Arts Week, Martin Debenham visited Ludwell to work with children to create a whole- school metal sculpture to be displayed in our wellbeing and reflection garden. We hope that this will provide a focal point and will remind us of the values we hold dear: kindness, friendship and fun. 

Artist Des Alner Visits Ludwell

Des Alner came to work with the whole school again. This time, Des worked with Reception- Year 6 to create a whole- school clay piece of art to be displayed on the outside wall of our school. We can't wait to see the finished results but, in the meantime, we hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of our children being the most amazing artists.

The 'Beat Goes on' at Ludwell

We had a great time with Ollie from Beat Goes On creating body percussion performance pieces and samba pieces. We have been inspired to create our own music during morning break and at lunchtimes.

Nadder Centre Christmas Cluster Event Singing

Children from Years 3, 4 & 5 visited the Nadder Centre on 3rd December to take part in a cluster singing event. Mr Mark Walker had visited school on two occasions prior to the concert to teach the children some very festive songs. The children all had a great time at the concert and we were very proud of their fantastic performance. It was also great to see so many parents come along to support their child. Thank you!

Vibrant Library Art Work

A celebration of the beautiful works by a local and renowned artist, Phyllis Wolff.  Find out about the development of the works via the link below.

Gillian Cross Visits Ludwell

The children at Ludwell Primary School were very lucky to be visited by the author, Gillian Cross. Gillian Cross is a British author of children's books. She won the 1990 Carnegie Medal for Wolf and the 1992 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Great Elephant Chase. She also wrote The Demon Headmaster series of books that were later turned into a television series by the BBC.

Gillian gave an assembly where she told us all about how she started to think up stories and then each class had a workshop with Gillian where she helped children to create stories from mystery items in a bag. Finally, she opened our new library and signed copies of her books from the Demon Headteacher series for the children. 

SAVED Project Assembly

Claire from the SAVED project in Shaftesbury came to talk about the history behind Shaftesbury Abbey, the importance of the finds on the archaeological dig (of which Ludwell's Year 4 & 5 children were a part) and to show us the head of a statue which was found on the very last day of the dig! Thank you to Claire for so generously giving up her time to come and help us to deepen our knowledge and understanding of local history.


Pantomime Visit 2019

We all had a great time on our whole- school visit to see Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil. The children were all fantastic ambassadors for Ludwell & joined in enthusiastically. We look forward to returning next year to boo the baddies and to cheer the heroes and heroines!


5th February 2019  - No Added Sugar Community Artists Visit Ludwell

No Added Sugar- a group of community artists- came to Ludwell to help us create a community piece of artwork for our entrance foyer. We decided that we would like to create a butterfly display so all members of the school community and the wider community in Ludwell and beyond could be involved in the life of the school. 


Everyone painted at least one butterfly in whatever style they chose; it was lovely to see so many parents joining us to contribute. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and we are delighted with the results of this project.