There’s lots going on this summer!

Posted on 15th of May 2018

From a Royal Wedding Party to Sports Day, here at Pilgrims, we have a lot planned for our pupils this term! Now that the sun is finally starting to shine, we are going to be making the most of the warmer weather by utilising our outdoor areas as part of our learning. We will also be encouraging children to walk to school, if possible, or to ride their bike/scooter.  We are located next to Bedford Park and have our very own access gate so it’s a perfect reason to leave the car at home and enjoy a stroll/ride/run through the park.

We begin the month of May with Wild Animal Week, where we will have a variety of animal-themed activities for the children to take part in, including a visit from ‘Chris’ Animal Encounters’ and an animal dress up day! Then, on Friday 18 May 2018, all pupils are cordially invited to our Royal Wedding Party to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May 2018. The party will be an event fit for a prince or princess and we have even organised a ‘Royal Raffle’ to choose three children to dress up as a Prince, Princess and a Master of Ceremonies for the day.  All funds raised will go to The Prince’s Trust charity.

June is all about sports at Pilgrims with a range of sporting events taking place throughout the month. Opportunities for experiencing sporting competition are provided through Sports Day, water sports, Healthy Heart week events, sporting festivals and through fixtures with other local schools.

During our Healthy Heart fortnight, we will be teaching pupils how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The catering team will introduce special menus throughout the week, tempting the children to try some healthier snacks and foods that they may not have tasted before.  It’s going to be all about forming good habits at an early age to encourage healthy living and a healthy heart.

Nature and the great outdoors play an integral part in a child’s education at Pilgrims, which is why gardening, growing vegetables and outdoor play will form a big part of our curriculum this term. We are keen to encourage our pupils to put down their screens and enjoy the great outdoors and we hope that by participating in Sports Day and other sporting events, alongside various activities during Healthy Heart fortnight, will show just how much fun you can have. Learning how to stay healthy doesn’t need to be boring!

Outside of school, there are also lots of exciting things going on in Bedford, including Bedford International Kite Festival, Bedford River Festival and the return of Bedford Proms in the Park, where you will be able to see our school choir perform for the fourth year in a row. The ‘Harpur Hotshots’ Dragon Boat team will be racing once again in this year’s River Festival on Sunday 15 July 2018, comprising of staff from the Harpur Trust office, Bedford School, Bedford Girls’ School, Bedford Modern and some of our very own staff members.  Make sure you come along and cheer them on!

Bedford Proms in the Park Is an event that we always look forward to here at Pilgrims and our wonderful choir will be taking to the stage once again this year, so it’s an event not to miss! It will be taking place on Sunday 5 August 2018 in Bedford Park and tickets can be purchased in advance or on the gate. For more information on what’s going on in Bedford this summer, click here: http://www.lovebedford.co.uk/events/.

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