Excellence in education is something that every parent wants for their child, but one school is going above and beyond to provide a learning experience with a difference.
Kempston Rural Lower School is described by nominators as a ‘little school with a big heart’ and that is why it is up for a Pride In Bedfordshire award in the excellence in education category.
The school only has around 100 children on its books, but teachers work hard to make sure that classrooms and resources make learning fun.
Teachers decorate the classrooms to reflect the topics that the children are learning about and classes have been on imaginary trips to the Antarctic, ancient Greece, Africa and even the Olympics as part of lessons.
Headteacher Angela Savage, who welcomed Jungle Jo and her creatures to the school on Wednesday, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated for a Pride In Bedfordshire award.
“All of the teachers here work above and beyond. They were here at school throughout the holidays making the school an environment where the children can be enthused about learning.”
As well as making learning fun the school also has a social conscience. Last year pupils helped to raise money to sponsor a school in Africa and have an eco committee, which finds ways to make the school environmentally sustainable through recycling and saving energy.
So if you know someone who has made you feel proud to be from Bedfordshire, from an excellent carer, to a child who has shown tremendous courage, nominate them today. Visit www.bedfordtoday.co.uk and click on the Microsites tab.
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