Playground Buddy Assembly at Orchard Campus


Our playground buddies led an assembly to explain what it means to be a playground buddy and what help and support they can offer in the playground. They acted out some playground behaviour scenarios and discussed what different people might do to help.

Girls Football Team’s First Tournament

Our Year 6 girls football team entered their first tournament on Monday 23rd April. It was organised to coincide with women’s football week and the girls got the chance to play on the fantastic facilities at St Bede’s.



Miss Wheeler and Mr Warren were very proud of the team, this was their first tournament and they were up against much more experienced teams. They didn’t win but they did exhibit a fantastic attitude, some excellent skills and great examples of team work.  Their defence was excellent and they have started competing in a really positive manner.



Investigating Weather

Pupils at Mad Science club have been investigating weather – making tornadoes and finding out why rain does not always fall, even though there are always water droplets in the atmosphere.

Community Partnership Day

Today our School Council Representatives made us very proud!  At the Community Partnerships Day at Orchard School, they not only had the courage to present ideas and projects to other schools and adults, they showed our Golden Values of Collaboration, Aspiration, Respect and Endeavour throughout the day by listening to others and wanting the best for our community. They created some excellent ventures in order to improve our community area.



A huge thank you to everyone who helped at our Careers Fair

On Friday, volunteers from many different professions came to talk to our  Year 5 and Year 6 children about their careers.

The children really enjoyed having the opportunity to talk to people from over 30 different professions about future careers including; architecture, graphic design, TV production, engineering, medicine, writing, acting, photography and many more. Many of the children were unaware that there were so many interesting jobs they could do when they were older. They loved having the opportunity to talk to the adults and find out more.

The school would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to support us and share their experiences with the children.