Schools Linking Network
We are very proud to announce that we are now part of the Schools Linking Network. The Schools Linking Network (SLN) is a national initiative that supports young people, schools and local authorities to explore identity, diversity, equality and community. It asks four key questions:
Who am I?
Who are we?
Where do we live?
How do we all live together?
The local schools involved are put into pairs at the beginning of each year. Eaton Bray Academy is very pleased to say that it is paired with Hillborough Junior School in Luton with Badgers Class (Year 4) pairing with Class 4 at Hillborough. Throughout the year the children will meet up to three times and take part in team games and activities. The children will also complete identity work in class linked with the 4 key questions.
As we develop our links with Hillsborough, the children will learn to appreciate who they are, what makes them special and how to appreciate and respect similarities and differences in others.
The Meads School visit EBA
On 25th April Badgers class and staff visited us at EBA as part of the bschools linking network. On arrival we all played some games in the hall intended to 'break the ice'. Many of the EBA pupils had looked forward to meeting the new friends they had made when we met The Meads previously. The Meads pupils were given a guided tour of EBA and the grounds by our proud children. After a cramped but delicious lunch we headed out to the park to play football or use the play equipment. In the afternoon the children were tasked to design their perfect school. We are all looking forward to visiting The Meads School in the summer.
Eaton Bray pupils meet Children from The Meads School
As part of the schools linking network pupils from EBA again met children from the Luton area on this occasion from The Meads School. The location was the centre at Stockwood Park. All the children joined in some getting to know you games before being challenged to build a vehicle to carry a person across a room using the parts provided. After this the pupils explored the coach museum before eating kunch and then walking around the grounds. The day was enjoyable for all and the children and staff of The Meads are to join us at EBA in April.
Badgers Class visit Hillborough School
In April, as part of the schools linking network, Badgers class visited Hillborough School as a follow up to our earlier successful joint visit to Stockwood Park.
On arrival the EBA children undertook some teamwork challenges with the Hillborough pupils in the sports hall before being taken on a tour of the school.
The children had lunch together and in the afternoon took part in a scavenger hunt around the school grounds.
The pupils and staff at Hillborough all made the visitors from EBA very welcome and we look forward to welcoming Hillborough to EBA in the near future.
EBA meet Hillborough School for fun day at Stockwood Park
Badgers class met their counterparts from Hillborough School for a fun day out at Stockwood Park. After a getting to know you session the classes were mixed up and half were given the task of constructing a vehicle to carry a person from one side of the room to the other. The other half of the group undertook a treasure hunt in the carriage museum. After lunch all of the children explored the rest of the park.
As you can see many weird and wonderful conveyances were built by the children using teamwork.
Everyone had an enjoyable and entertaining day and plans are afoot for the classes to meet again