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Friday 18th February 2022

What an unexpected way to end an unusual term! Schools in Bristol have been directed to close today due to the red weather warning. We hope that your INSET day plans have not been adversely affected. This is the final newsletter for this term and we know everyone will be looking forward to a well-earned break.

Bedminster Lantern Parade

Children in Year 4 proudly took part in last weekend's Lantern Parade. Their giant birthday cake - celebrating the 75th anniversary of Bristol's link with Bordeaux in France - bobbed along North Street in time with the Bristol Samba Band, flanked by a willing team of pupils, parent volunteers and staff. Thank you for all of your support, whether your walked with us, or watched and cheered from the side-lines, and well done to Year 4 pupils for your excellent lanterns! We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs.

World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March 2022

We will be celebrating our love of reading on World Book Day next term. This takes place on Thursday 3rd March, which is the first Thursday after the half term break. Children can come to school dressed up as character from a book. You don't need to rush out and spend lots of money buying costumes for this; why not try something home-made, use the PTFA Pre-Loved Costume Sale, make a mask, or simply wear your own clothes and bring a copy of your favourite book with you?

Bedtime Story - 4:30pm to 5:00pm - Thursday 3rd March 2022

Also on World Book Day, we will be holding our Bedtime Story event. Children can return to school wearing their pyjamas and pretend it's bedtime for a story telling session in their classrooms. Those attending an after school club on that day can go straight to the Bedtime Story event when their club finishes. (Unfortunately this year, we will not be able to accommodate younger siblings.) Why not bring a favourite teddy bear too? Mr Bailey will be!

Road Safety

We have been advised by the Bristol City Council traffic team that some cars are being parked on corners, or that drivers are travelling the wrong way down the one-way section of Kensal Road. Please observe the traffic road signs around school to keep yourself and others safe.

Other Information

This section of the newsletter provides information from outside agencies we think you might be interested in, although we are not responsible for the content.


Last minute availability – Bikeability Level 2 – Bristol Family Cycling Centre

There are a few places left on the Bikeability Level 2 course taking place at the Bristol Family Cycling Centre on Monday 21st February (1.30pm – 4pm). This is a great opportunity for children aged 9 and over, who can already ride but would like to improve their skills. The price is £20 for this Level 2 course.  All riders must be booked in advance – please call 01275 832800 (Mon- Sat, 10am-4pm) for more information or to book in.

Playing Out - to find out about a free online information session for anyone who would like to set up a Play Street where they live, click below:

Feel Fab Feb Half-term - for ideas how to keep active this half term, take a look at this checklist from Ashton Park Sports Partnership, which is packed with fun yet simple activities:

New campaign helps mums get more active - Bristol City Council 

Looking after yourself and getting some regular exercise is tough when the kids are small. If you do get a few spare minutes, it’s hard to know where to start. If that sounds like you, check out our website encouraging and supporting mums to take small steps to becoming more active. Whether it’s a walk round the block, 10 minutes hula hooping, or a kitchen disco while cooking the tea – it all counts. Meet the inspiring Bristol mums taking their own small steps and find an activity to suit you at the Bristol Girls Can website and Facebook community group

RISE Youth Dance are a Bristol based youth dance company offering dance opportunities to young people 6-25years. On the 25th/26th March their annual production REACH: New Beginnings will be shared at Trinity Academy School. This year all RISE groups will be performing alongside each other and sharing the same stage, together, for the first time in three years. REACH: New Beginnings will be celebrating us connecting again. We spent a long time dancing from a distance, and now we are on the road to strengthening our connections, our bonds within RISE and moving as one. Performances are taking place Friday 25th March and Saturday 26th March at Trinity Academy School, BS7 9BY. 

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Please remember that next term we have an INSET day on Monday 7th March, so school will be closed to pupils. We hope you will be able to make use of a long weekend. Enjoy this half term break, we look forward to seeing you all on Monday 28th February!