Monday 9th November 2015

Hello everyone and I hope you have had a lovely weekend with your families.

This week at Copthorne

Closure of back playground: Monday 9th November

As you will see, the building work for our two year old provision is well under way.  I am writing to inform you that on Monday 9th November, the builders will be taking delivery of steel girders all day.  This involves the use of a crane/heavy lifting equipment.  In order to ensure our children’s safety, the back playground and back entrance into school on Alexandra St will be out of use for the entire day.

The only access into school on Monday will be through the entrances on All Saints Road.  Families living at the back of school will therefore need to walk all the way round and use the front entrance.  We therefore recommend that these families leave home slightly earlier to allow extra time for the journey.  I would ask that you do not use the car park as an entrance and, instead,  walk down the pathways that lead into the front playground.

We apologise, wholeheartedly, for any inconvenience that this may cause but I’m sure that you understand that these arrangements are necessary in order to keep our children safe.

Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.

Hawkshead Residential

Last week was an extremely exciting one for our Year 6 pupils as they spent 3 days at Hawkshead in the Lake District.  On their arrival at Windermere, staff and pupils  took a ferry cruise to the Lakes Aquarium on the opposite shore and then drove to Grizedale Forest where they went to the Go Ape Adventure Centre. The children all experienced the zip wire, the Tarzan swing, the high ropes and then had a lovely walk in the forest. 

The second day of the residential was spent taking part in horse riding and archery sessions as well as team-building activities.  The children were an absolute credit to their families and to Copthorne as their manners and conduct were so good. We were all very proud of them. 

The whole group returned to school safe and sound, late on Friday afternoon, keen to tell their families about their experiences and, staff included, ready for a big sleep after their adventures. Thank you to all the staff who organised and took part in the residential: Mr Darr, Miss Wood, Miss Nelson, Mrs Akhtar, Mrs Robinson, Mr H Khan, Mr A Khan and Miss Parveen. We also want to thank Mrs Nisar for driving to Hawkshead to drop off/collect our children. We really apreciate the time you all gave to make sure that our children had such a wonderful experience. You deserve a well earned rest!

I hope you have a lovely week ahead.

Mrs Shepherd




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