Bee-hold Outdoor Learning at The Acorn School

Written by The Acorn School

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

Written by The Acorn School

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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An update from Romania

Written by James Whiting

Our Upper School students are spending Half Term in Romania and we’re here to give you a mid-trip update on what they’ve been up to.

The students have settled into rural Romanian life and have enjoyed a wide variety of activities, both cultural and adventurous in nature.

They have fully embraced the Romanian cuisine and have prepared several traditional meals, many of which were cooked on an open fire under the guidance of our Romanian hosts. There were no shortcuts, with the

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Ex-Acorn student, James Lowsley-Williams, is cycling in The Tour of Britain!

Written by The Acorn School

We are proud to announce that one of our ex-students, James Lowsley-Williams, now a professional cyclist, is riding this year’s Tour of Britain (ToB) cycling stage race. The ToB is the UK’s hardest and biggest race and James lined up on sunday for the first stage in Liverpool amongst the world’s best cyclists including the UK’s Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.

Photo credit: Larry Hickmott

James attended our school until 2009 when he graduated and took up a

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The Acorn School supports the Philippines Typhoon Aid Appeal

Written by The Acorn School

Over the past few weeks we have supported the Philippines Typhoon Aid appeal through two different channels. Firstly we have donated £100 to Lloyds Bank’s charity collection, half of which came from our Tuesday soup fund, and the other half directly from the school.

Secondly, on Friday 22nd November we hosted a concert by Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter, who kindly provided us with an hour of delightful Folk Music. Our extremely generous community donated £400 which has gone

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