Local youngsters have had a treat this week as Bourne Westfield Primary Academy opened its doors to prospective pupils due to start school in September 2014.
As soon as the parents and pupils entered the school, they were showered with music performed by the pupils, led by the school’s full time music specialist Mrs Beavis who commented: “Our talented musicians and choir really enjoy the opportunity to showcase all of their hard work. The open evening performances have really helped our choirs preparation for the national Songs of Praise competition we will be performing at later this coming year.”
Following the ensemble, introductions were made by the Headteacher, Mrs Elaine Radley. She said: “Welcome to Westfield. Expect to have fun until the end of every day, expect to discover your hidden talents and expect to excel in your learning, to be the best you can be. Welcome to your first school!”
The parents were then guided around the school by the Year 6 school ambassadors who shared with parents what they have enjoyed on their own learning adventures at Westfield.
“The teachers, the lessons, the friends, the chickens! I just love coming to school,” said David Turner, a Year 6 House Captain.
During the tour, parents and prospective pupils were treated to cooking sessions, castle building, science experiments and even one or two learning games on the schools brand new suite of iPads. Martin Kyle, Assistant Headteacher, stated: “Our learning evolves around our pupils. What inspires them, inspires us. The iPads simply reflect how ICT is embedded in our learning and our pupils love using them.”
After an exciting set of open events, the parents left Bourne Westfield Primary Academy having explored an array of different learning opportunities, together with a greater understanding of the school’s mission statement: ‘Igniting a passion for learning’ for all our youngsters in Bourne. A shining beacon of education right on our doorstep.