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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The Start of Autumn and a New School Year

Written by The Acorn School

FRIDAY, 25TH SEPTEMBER – Throughout the week, the children have been bringing in fresh produce in honour of harvest time and the change in seasons. The sound of young voices singing Michaelmas songs has been heard drifting out into the corridors, and a general feeling of autumnal warmth has nestled into the corners of the school.

Our hall has once again undergone some refurbishment this summer, with a new floor being put in place to complement the bright look of the walls that were re-plastered the previous

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Michaelmas Challenges 2014

Written by The Acorn School

On Friday, 24th October, The Acorn School said goodbye for half term with its annual Michaelmas Challenges assembly – a lively gymnastics display that showcases the students’ gymnastics skills and confidence, and shows how far they have all come in the past year.

The hour-long assembly saw our eager young gymnasts, from age six all the way up to eighteen, leaping and bouncing and even somersaulting their way through various setups of the school’s gymnastics equipment. It was particularly warming to

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Michaelmas Challenges

Written by The Acorn School

The Acorn School community gathered in the hall for our annual Michaelmas challenges. A great time was had by all with the children displaying the gymnastic skills that they have been practising in their regular physical education lessons to the school community. It was great to see a selection of parents getting involved.


Michaelmas Kite flying

Written by The Acorn School

The whole school descended on Selsey Common for a wonderful afternoon of kiteflying and picnics to celebrate Michaelmas out in the autumn winds.