Bee-hold Outdoor Learning at The Acorn School

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A new academic year and already the flowering of knowledge at Acorn has attracted thirty-thousand new recruits to this little school! Yes, you read that correctly. They have two beautiful homes on the hills overlooking Nailsworth and have created quite a buzz in our local community – they are our bees.

The Acorn School holds nature at its heart. Our vision is to enable all of our students to learn about the beauty of the world through first-hand experience outdoors. For

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Mobile Phones in Schools

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Today, we at Acorn were delighted to read national headlines highlighting that not only do mobile phones have no place in our schools, but that there are deeply harmful consequences of allowing children to be exposed to such technology.

Matt Hancock, the Culture Secretary, has gone on record to say,

‘I admire head teachers who do not allow mobiles to be used during the school day…. Studies have shown mobile phones can have a real impact on working memory and fluid intelligence,

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The Upper School had a great weekend walking in The Black Mountains

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On Friday 21st March Barney, James and the upper school loaded up the minibus and trailer and headed off to Llanthony Priory for a walking trip in The Black Mountains. The weather forecast stated ‘changeable’ – and it was! We had some rain on the way down but it cleared enough for us to set up camp in the dry. Having put up our tents, we donned all-weather gear and went for an evening stroll up the mountain. The rain held

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Our Winter Sports Trip was a huge success!

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During the February half term, fifteen students and teachers headed off to Mayrhofen on the annual Acorn Ski Trip. A great week was had by all and we were blessed with fresh snow on arrival, followed by a week of gorgeous sunshine, perfect pistes and endless runs throughout the whole of the Ziller Valley, including Graeme’s favourite, the Hintertux Glacier.

On one day most of the students decided to swap their skis for snowboards and spent the day on the slopes

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