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National Online Safety – Screen Addiction

As part of our #WakeUpWednesday campaign and Mental Health Awareness Week, we have created a FREE guide for your school to share to its community about ‘Screen Addiction’ – an issue which is affecting young people across the globe. Our guide informs parents about the issues associated with smartphone and screen addiction amongst children and how they can help to control the …

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The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 – Mischief Makers

Last year over 8000 Dorset children aged 4-12 years participated in the Summer Reading Challenge – the national Reading Challenge runs annually by libraries and The Reading Agency. This reader development promotion is designed to encourage 4-12 year olds to read for pleasure and to help maintain literacy levels over the summer holiday period. This year’s Challenge, “Mischief Makers” celebrating …

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Ballet Workshops

Some younger pupils had the opportunity to take part in a ballet workshop with a visiting dancer from the North Dorset Ballet this week. They took part in various multi-sensory activities linked to the story of “The ugly duckling”. All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

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The Greatest Showcase

Rehearsals are underway for The Westfield Showcase, renamed ‘The Greatest Showcase’, (inspired by the popularity of ‘The Greatest Showman’). The showcase is open to all students and will feature singing, playing in a band, stories, poetry and acting. We will also have our inaugural performance of The Westfield ‘Open’ Orchestra. This is a new project that we have been trialling …

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National Online Safety

As part of our #WakeUpWednesday campaign, we have created a FREE guide for your school to share to its community about Roblox, the online game which is dubbed by its makers as ‘the largest interactive social platform for play’. Our guide informs parents about the dangers associated with the platform and how they can reduce the associated risks, including, but not …

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Weymouth Seafront Lighting Project

Newton class had a unique experience this week working with Architect Anna Liu. Anna, from award winning Architecture practice Tonkin Lui in London have been commissioned to redesign Weymouth seafront lighting. Anna alongside Nicky Wittenham from Bounce Back Arts visited Westfield to run a practical workshop based on the scheme. Pupils had great fun experimenting with paint in response to …

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