"...the genuine interest of wanting to know, wanting to listen, and following up with more questions that was my lasting impression."
On the afternoon on Thursday the 23rd November, as part of their World War II topic, Magpies Class held a tea party.
“Magpie Class invited visitors from the local community to talk to us about their experiences and memories of WW2. I found it really interesting to talk to Mr Targett who was three when WW2 started. His favourite (rationed) meal was shepherd’s pie but there wasn’t much meat” Layla
"It was very rewarding to observe the children spending time with members of the local community and learning from their life experiences. I was delighted with the positive feedback I received including one grandparent expressing his amazement with the variety of learning experiences and activities that have already taken place this school year." Mr Fisher
This was an email to the teachers from one of the attendees:
“ Just to say thank you to you both and your class for inviting me to such an enjoyable afternoon yesterday. Not only was I able to see your school for myself that two of my grandchildren and a daughter in law tell me so much about, but also spend time with the class.
Over and above the impeccable manners and politeness of the children it was the genuine interest of wanting to know, wanting to listen, and following up with more questions that was my lasting impression. This is a credit to you and the school and will serve the class well in their future lives. Max Pocock”.