NURTURING EXCELLENCE

Story Box Competition Winners Announced

At Ludwell, we love reading! We enjoy sharing books and making recommendations to our friends and so, to promote our favourite books and authors, we held a Story Box competition. Children were asked to choose their favourite book and to make a Story Box to show their favourite part of the book. They also wrote about why they had chosen this book, their favourite part and whether this book was similar to other books they had read. Mrs Bev Small and Mr Bob Thackray came to judge the entries. It was very difficult to pick winners as we had so many beautiful pieces of work. Please do take some time to have a look at the boxes the children have made when you are next in school. They are displayed in the hall and outside the school library. 

Congratulations to the following children who have won a festive afternoon tea at the Grosvenor Hotel in Shaftesbury with their teacher.

Sammy- Puffin Class

Rory- Penguin Class

Bea- Parrot Class

Well done to the following children who were runners up and have been awarded a Waterstones voucher, kindly donated by Mrs Bev Small.

Evie & Jamie- Puffin Class

Gilly & Frankie- Mae- Penguin Class

Roman & Emily- Parrot Class

 

Have a look at the pictures below to see the children's wonderful creations. 

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!

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 Deom Headteacher series for the children. Thank you to Gillian for a wonderful morning and to Phyllis Wolff for helping to organise this very special time for the children at Ludwell. 

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.

Pond Assembly

Dr Elson- Riggins came to talk to us about the importance of looking after our ponds and how they support the ecosystem at a local and a global level. The assembly supported the work of our Eco Committee and the work we have been doing in school to learn about sustainability and being global citizens. We all enjoyed learning about the wildlife in and around ponds and what we can do to be responsible environmentalists. Thank you very much to Dr Elson- Riggins for a most informative and enjoyable talk. 

Look At Ludwell's Fabulous New Uniform

We have a new school uniform! The children have all returned to school looking extremely smart- they love their new uniform and so do we. Thank you to all the parents and carers who have supported the new uniform policy and have sent their child to school looking so wonderful.