All Bridge Schools are now closed. We are operating a reduced service only for children of key workers and vulnerable groups.
Well, we have reached the end of the Autumn term, an Autumn term like no other (hopefully it will be the first and last time a pandemic affects us)
Thank you to Sam and the PTA for helping us have a Christmas lunch. The children enjoyed their meal and all the festivities.
Christmas Jumper day:
Thank you and the children for supporting our Christmas Jumper day (Save the Children charity) It was great see what amazing Christmas jumpers are available (Dinosaurs seem to be the trend at the moment) The children showed wonderful empathy for the cause we raised money for and were rightly proud as we have raised nearly £40. To put that into context, £1 can give young children antibiotic treatment in parts of the world where they are not as lucky to have an amazing NHS like we do.
Although we haven't been able to have a nativity in a way we would all prefer, the children have worked hard in creating a short video telling the Christmas story. They have acted wonderfully and have enjoyed being 'Film-stars'. Thank you KS1 parents for finding costumes so speedily and KS1 staff for organising the filmed performance. We hope you enjoy the film and are able to keep the film as a little bit of history ('life in school during a pandemic'). DVDs will be given out on Friday - one per family.
Christmas Parties - Thursday 17th December:
Thank you to Mrs Pearce for arranging for party food and few surprises for Thursday 17th December. In the afternoon, children will be able to have a Christmas party and other activities to say a big well done to them for working so hard, and being so brave and positive during the current climate. If the children would like to wear the Christmas jumper and non-school uniform again on this day, they are more than welcome to.
Letters from Cornwall Local Authority:
Emailed to you and at the bottom of this blog is a letter from the local authority about keeping safe over the Christmas period. We have been very good to keep cases low in the county which is a credit to all who live here - the letter details advice and guidance on the Christmas period. If between now and the 24th December your child or children are tested and have a positive result, please email me so that I can work with the local authority, Department for education and Public Health England to contact others who may have been in contact with the confirmed case. (email address on the letter sent via email)
Over this term the children have learnt much, enjoyed being with their friends - enjoyed a sense of safe normality which is so important. I revel in seeing how well the children achieve and enjoy themselves at Blisland - they truly are wonderful children.
To finish off, please accept my sincere gratitude for your on going support for the school. Your backing has allowed us to keep the children safe and well, learning lots and just able to be children. Have a wonderful and safe Christmas and here's to a 2021 that bares now resemblance to 2020. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 4th January 2021.
(Head of School)
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Blisland School was built in 1880 and serves the village of Blisland and surrounding countryside area. Blisland School is located just outside the beautiful village of Blisland in a hamlet, named Waterloo, on the very edge of Bodmin Moor.
The school is situated only a mile from the A30 and is five miles from the nearest town of Bodmin, bordered to the north by St Breward parish; to the west by St Mabyn and Helland parishes; to the south by Cardinham, Warleggan and St Neot parishes and to the northeast by Altarnun parish. Matt Avery, Head of School.
Blisland School has a nursery which caters for children from the start of the term of their third birthday. There is one infant class and one junior class, all staffed by caring outstanding practitioners. We have three playgrounds and a field. We regularly visit Forest School with the children and believe that outdoor learning is key to children's wider development. All children have access to laptops and ipads.
In December 2011, Ofsted inspected Blisland School and recognised the school as Outstanding. The Ofsted inspection team said, "The school is a happy place. Through the strong family atmosphere which permeates the school, pupils learn to take very good care of each other. As a result of excellent teaching throughout the school, pupils achieve very well and attain significantly above average by the end of Year 6".
Blisland School is a very special place offering a unique, quality education.
Matt Avery, Head of School.
Head of School:
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
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