Snowdonia Advanced Mountain Trip 2018

Written by The Acorn School

This weekend a group of our Upper School students headed off to Snowdonia, North Wales for a weekend of adventure, fun and challenges. Unfortunately, with UK blessed with amazing weather, the first challenge was keeping up morale as we waded through the M6 traffic, on our way to the mountains! Before long the distinct silhouettes of the Snowdon Massif and Glyderau on the horizon made the journey worth it.

We arrived in our campsite, in the Ogwen Valley, as the sun was

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Class 4/5 Adventure Day

Written by The Acorn School

May 2018 will hopefully stand out in the memories of the children in Class Four and Five as the day they first summited Sugarloaf mountain in our local uplands,  the Brecon Beacons. They can be especially proud as they all summitted together, as a class.

Arriving at the peak was not the end of the story; en-route they learnt a new plant (Bilberry), and learnt what to pack for a day out in the mountains. It was a surprise to

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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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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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The Upper School had a great trip to France

Written by The Acorn School

Last Sunday the upper school students and teachers loaded up two minibuses and headed for France. After a relatively long day of driving, breathing in the awesome French countryside, we arrived in a nice campsite in Chartres.

The first day of our trip was spent visiting the magnificent Chartres cathedral. The students were inspired by the incredible architecture and the famous Rose Window, and some of them managed to climb the bell tower for some spectacular views over Chartres.

Our second day

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