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March 31, 2017

At Friars we want our children to grow into healthy young adults. With this in mind, we focus on getting the children physically active as often as possible and attempt to find a sport to suit everyone. We invite a variety of agencies into the school to promote healthy...

March 30, 2017

Throughout the last two weeks, schools from across Essex have been taking part in the South East Essex Design Competition. This annual contest has been a showcase of outstanding art and D&T work which children have completed as a part of their learning. This year, West...

March 29, 2017

On Wednesday 15th March, Mr Loveridge was accompanied by his D&T Club in the Bloodhound Race for the Line Rocket Car competition. The 12 children had been working together in teams of 3 to create a rocket powered car with one goal – to travel as quickly as possible! E...

March 28, 2017

We were absolutely thrilled to have taken part in and attended the SEEDC (South East Essex Design Competition)  awards ceremony at Chase High School on the evening of Monday 27th March.

The SEEDC sees many local primary and secondary schools create showcases of their am...

March 27, 2017

On Friday 24th Porters celebrated Red Nose Day in style.

In the weeks leading up to the event, the children bought over 200 red noses from the school office and these were worn very fashionably across the day itself.

The children in years 2 to year 6 also came togeth...

March 20, 2017

On Thursday 16th March, West Leigh attended the Essex Tag Rugby Finals having qualified as one of the best two school in Southend. The competition brought together the twenty best team from all over Essex so the standard of competition was always going to be difficult.

March 20, 2017

In assembly on Monday 20th March, we were visited by Rachel from Rock Steady. Rachel demonstrated the different types of instruments that make up a band. The children were asked the names of the instruments and also the names of the songs that were played.

Rachel played...

March 20, 2017

Twenty-four children from Year 2 travelled by coach to the Freight House in Rochford to take part in the South East Essex Infant Music Festival. This year's theme was 'Colour' and we performed 5 songs together with children from three other schools in the area.

Each s...

March 17, 2017

We were delighted to welcome best-selling children’s author Nick Butterworth to school on Monday. Nick Butterworth was in school all day and held special assemblies for each year group, sharing some of his well-known stories with the children and talking to them about...

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