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It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Much more visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not! The trips that Mrs Glover & Mrs Sear have been putting together are a fantastic idea and hope they continue. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Senior & middle leaders know the strengths of their staff & deploy them accordingly. More tailored support for different groups of learners has been a really big & positive change. Thank you! The Headteacher has a clear vision for the school & her ambition for it to continue to make improvements is shared by her senior team & staff.

CLIFTONVILLE CHILDREN SAVE THE PLANET

Yesterday, pupils and staff at Cliftonville Primary School marked their ‘Environment Day’ in style by wearing green or Environment-themed outfits. The highlight of the day was their ‘Earth Hour’ when all the classes turned off their electrical appliances and enjoyed learning about the natural environment in the school grounds. Fortunately, the sun shone for them! This is the second year that the school has taken part in the World Wildlife Fund’s ‘Earth Hour’ campaign to raise awareness of environmental issues. During the day, the children also voted for which animal the school should support through the WWF’s ‘Adopt-an-Animal’ scheme.

The day was the culmination of the school’s ‘Environment Term’ in which all children learned about environmental issues through their science-based topics. The whole school were encouraged to make ‘Eco Pledges’ and families have been sending in photos of the children carrying out their promises. There has been a huge response to the competition to make an artwork from ‘rubbish’ with some incredibly imaginative entries. One of the most successful activities of the term has been the School Council’s project to recycle soft plastics as ‘Eco Bricks’ to be used at playtimes. Due to its success, the School Council have plans to make it even bigger and better in coming terms with the intention that it will have a significant impact on the amount of non-recyclable plastic going into landfill in the local area.

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