Thursday 18th January marked a special day for our children as they celebrated the launch of the school entering the ESPRIT Multi-Academy Trust. The children were amazed at the grand unveiling of the Academy's new logo in Mrs Carrigan's morning assembly and really engaged with the continued MAGIC learning ethos throughout the Academy. To signal the start of our life as an academy, Mrs. Moran (Executive Principal) introduced our very special visitor, the Deputy Lord Mayor, who said some kind words before the School Council released 50 purple balloons to mark the occasion. There was even a magician around to show the children a trick or two!
As part of our celebration day, the children were treated to a variety of different activities based in different classrooms throughout the school; the activities all embraced the MAGIC element of learning and they definitely conjured up lots of fun for the children! Reception classroom became the home of some ‘wand’-erful artwork with the children using a variety of different methods to create some delightful Disney characters whilst children were given the chance to contribute towards making a marvellous mosaic for the academy. Down the corridor in Year 1 classrooms, they were treated to some spell-binding potion making lessons, showing their wizardry in brewing some sparkly, shimmering (and sometimes smelly) potions! Sparks continued to fly in Year 2 classrooms where the children were given some mystical maths problems, uncovering secret codes on balloons to uncover the names of their favourite Disney characters. That's not all! Mr Price treated everyone in the hall to lots of party games 'witch' was a joy to see!
It has truly been a magical day today at the launch of our brand new academy and we are sure that there are plenty more of these days to come as we enter our ESPRIT era.