As you may already be aware, the governing body of Cockwood Primary School applied to become an academy under the Academies Act 2010 and has now been issued with academy orders by the Secretary of State (agreeing to it becoming part of an academy) and is proposing to join the Teignmouth Learning Trust. Further information about what becoming an academy means, and how to comment on the proposals, is set out below.
Will Cockwood Primary School definitely become an Academy?(more…)
The children were excited and amazed by the hands-on experiments of ‘Tectonic Tim’ from FizzPop Science today.
He produced giant bubbles and soapsuds towers, before setting fire to the soapsuds; someone had to be very sensible and brave! He finally produced ‘elephant toothpaste’ to the wonder of the children, and explained the science behind it. (more…)
The children from the Choir were invited to sing at the official opening of the new harbour wall, as part of the latest work completed in the Harbour Defence Scheme.
The event took place on the Village Green, where the children sang a special sea related song; ‘Drop in the Ocean’ and completed many fun activities provided by the Environment Agency. We also watched the plaque unveiling, and one pupil helped cut the ribbon for the official opening!
The children’s performance was filmed for ITV Westcountry News, with some children taking part in an interview about local flooding which may be broadcast at the weekend- all very exciting! The children were also able to find out more about how tides work, have a look inside an Environment Agency van and use a remote controlled grass mower.
Class 1 were lucky to have a visitor from the Exeter Synagogue this week.
His name was Tony Newman and he told us about some Jewish beliefs, rituals and festivals as well as sharing some photographs and artefacts.
It was helpful to have a practising Jew to talk to us and answer our questions on the Jewish faith as well as demonstrating what we have learned in lessons..
We also welcomed our visitors from the ICE team (Initiative in Christian Education) this week. (more…)
On Wednesday 4th of March six children from Cockwood School Council represented the School with their attendance at the annual Fair Trade Conference held at Westcliff Primary School.
The focus this year was Fair Trade Bananas. The children were lucky enough to meet Simeon Green and Veronica Brown from St Vincent & the Grenadine Islands to the conference.
They spoke passionately about their banana farms and explained how bananas are grown and packed and what a difference Fairtrade premiums mean to them: from schools built and funded in the community to health care centres, plus football fields for the children to play on and wells dug in local villages which means clean drinking water for the local population. (more…)