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The Young Ones - the achievements and activities of Primary Schools in and around Neston, CH64

Published: 27th December 2008 10:19

Bishop Wilson Primary's highlights included:

  • Performing in concert at Chester University;
  • A school production of "Star Trash;"
  • Pupils' artwork exhibited in Chester Cathedral as part of the Mystery Plays;
  • A Rhythm and Dance workshop with STOMP
  • The commencement of a Handbell Ringing Club.  

Neston Primary have been very busy both indoors and outdoors this year

Their highlights include:

  • Year 6 pupils studied and performed Macbeth at the start of the year and also took part in a Victorian Day taking in the role of Chimney sweep boys.
Neston Primary School Victorian Day
  • During World Book Day the children from Neston Primary School visited the local library and met the two ‘beautiful' sisters - what a treat that was!
Neston Primary School World Book Day
  • We organised a disco for the children and optimistically called it "Here comes the summer" - the children braved the late spring weather wearing their best beach wear. I'm not sure that the summer actually bothered to turn up this year!!
  • For Sport Relief we organised an odd sock day and a very successful treasure hunt - which also had a sock theme!
Neston Primary School Sport Relief
  • The staff took on the year 6 children in a charity football match. Thy also organised a coffee morning and produced a recipe book. All money raised was donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Neston Primary School football match
  • A very successful production of Mugsy Balone took place in July and the very professional show was a huge success.
Neston Primary School
  • In October Acorn Pre-school Playgroup who moved into Neston Primary School in 2007 celebrated their first birthday.
Neston Primary School - Acorn pre-school
  • Class 6 presented an assembly in which they shared their work on WW2. The children dance, acted and sang the songs of WW2.
Neston Primary School WW2 assembly
  • In late Autumn a fantastic new play area; ‘Jungle Gym', was opened. The money was raised by the Parents and Friends Association and the staff & pupils thank them all for their superb work.
Neston Primary School - Jungle Gym

Parkgate Primary School celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a Ruby Ball in the Spring.

Other highlights of their year included:

Parkgate Primary -
Parkgate Primary - swimming team
  • The Junior Choir helping to celebrate Claire House's "Light For Love" event this Christmas.
Parkgate Primary - choir

St Winefride RC Primary's sporting achievements took centre stage this year, including:

  • The Boys football team reached semi-finals in Neston Improvement Partnership (NIP) Tournament, finals in the Tranmere Rovers Tournament and won the St Winefride's Tournament. They also won the First Annual William Stockton Football Tournament against a number of larger Ellesmere Port Schools.
St Winefride's Boys football team
  • The Girls football team recently won the NIP Cluster Tournament.
  • In a series of "firsts" pupils took part for the first time in rounders, netball and tag rugby tournaments and won all of them.
St Winefride's tag rugby team
  • At a Badminton training session at Neston High there was a mini tournament which was won by one of our pupils.
  • The great emphasis upon sport resulted in the school being awarded the ‘ActiveMark Gold' Award for a second time.
  • The school raised £1,111 by holding a "Walk for Water" event in aid of CAFOD.
St Winefride's
  • Year 5 children and their teachers worked with Colin Parfitt (Head of Music at Chester Catholic High School), Kevin Tout (‘City Jazz' - Chester Catholic High Swing Band) to produce a concert based upon the music of the Beatles. Together with the Swing Band, the children performed to an audience of parents and friends, producing a fabulous evening's entertainment. The children together with the school choir were invited to sing some of these songs with ‘City Jazz' as part of St Winefride's Youth SVP fundraiser for Lourdes at Neston Civic Hall in May.

Woodfall Primary School had a particularly eventful year

They celebrated some excellent achievements including:

Woodfall Choir
  • Pupil Charlotte Rigby won £1000 for the school in the Liverpool "Poetry of Place" competition;
Woodfall Poetry prize
  • Oliver from Woodfall won Gold in the EPort & Neston Cross Country Championships 
Woodfall - Cross Country winner
  • Year 6 pupil Beth Livesey won Cheshire's Junior Road Safety Officer of the Year.
Woodfall - road safety prize

Something missing?

We have tried to include as much as possible in our Review of 2008, but if you know of something we've missed, please let us know. You can either leave a comment below this article, or contact us by telephone on 0151 336 2734 or send us an email.

Note: We are aware that Willaston Primary School is not featured above, we are awaiting receipt of their highlights and will include them as soon as possible.

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