Martin Debenham

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. 

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.

Christmas Fayre

We had a wonderful time at our children's Christmas Fayre. All the children had a great time visiting the stall in their bubbles. Miss Summers was busy plaiting hair and adding a touch of glitter for a festive feel while Miss Foote was a face painting extraordinaire! We also enjoyed the Snowball Shovel game and Pin The Nose on the Rudolph. Thank you to all the parents and carers who so generously sent in money with your child to support this event.

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.

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Christmas Fayre

Thank you to all those who gave their time to help at the Christmas Fayre- it is very much appreciated. This years' fayre was very successful and we raised a grand total of £804.00. The house stalls, which were run by the children, were very busy and there was some extremely enthusaistic selling going on! For every pound raised, houses were awarded a house point. Red House were victorious and were awarded 120 house points as a result of raising £120. Well done Red House! Many thanks to Mrs Jo Score who donated the first prize in the raffle of £100 and Southern Cooperative Funeral Services who donated a lovely hamper. 

Reilly & Tom Receiving A Hamper From Southern Cooperative Funeral Services
Reilly & Tom Receiving A Hamper From Southern Cooperative Funeral Services

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.