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4th December 16
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We are a school that likes to celebrate success – at every level. The life of the school is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating. We want to give our children a thirst for learning that continues with them throughout their future school experiences and lives. An essential ingredient for this to happen is teamwork. We view education as a joint venture involving everyone- children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community. We hope that we will be able to depend on your co-operation and support in this partnership hoping that we can provide the best for every child.

News and Events


PTA Christmas Fair

Don't forget to pre-book your visit to Santa at the office. For more details about the work of the PTA and what the fund raising you help with does for the children at Great Wood, go to the PTA page and check the minutes.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Boxes of Hope
Thanks to all the families who created and sent in a Christmas box. We received nearly 100 boxes which will be sent to Romania. Thanks to Eileen Thomas-Woodhouse for her assembly about the charity back in October.

Poppies for Armistice Day

Armistice Day
To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the School Council wanted to create their very own Flanders Fields at Great Wood.

Families were invited to play their part by adding a personal message of Remembrance to the poppy template sent home. We raised an amazing £111 which will be donated to the Royal British Legion. Thanks to the School Council for organising and preparing the poppies.

Thanks to Mrs Hamilton for planning the school assembly and leading the act of remembrance on Friday 11th November.

Pupil Parliament

Pupil Parliament
Four members of the School Council attended the first Lancaster & Morecambe Pupil Parliament event this month at the Vale of Lune Rugby Club. Fourteen schools attended and took part in workshops around the theme of campaigning.

The children had to also present their priorities for improvement in the local area which then led to a vote over lunch. As a parliament, they have voted to campaign for more clubs and activities for young people. The next event will take place in January with children working on their campaign to bring about change!

Great Wood Table Tennis November 2016

On Saturday 12th November, Great Wood Primary School attended the Under-11 Lancashire Table Tennis Team Championships in Blackburn.

Both teams, boys and girls, were crowned champions and now go on to represent the County at the Zone Finals in January.

Singathon pictures 2016

Lots of different songs made this year's Singathon go with a swing. Check for more pictures.

Y6 at Tower Wood

In October, Year 6 children visited Tower Wood Education Centre on the shores of Lake Windermere. As part of their experience, they took part in a range of activities, some more challenging than others. They needed good team work to get the water flowing and courage to get around blindfold. It looks like lots of fun.

The link will take you to a page with a few photos and a link to lots more on Flickr.

Great Artists Week

The children had fantastic week learning about different artists, focusing on different drawing and painting skills and creating their own masterpieces which have been displayed around the school. Many parents took the opportunity to view our very own gallery on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th September. Click here for a selection of the work currently being displayed or look at the front page.

Paralympics Week

September 12th saw the start of Paralympics Week at Great Wood. Click on the link to find out more

Park & Stride

Great Wood school backs Bay Radio road safety efforts with the Park and Stride Campaign
Here's a vote of thanks from Bay Radio.
Just wanted to say how happy I am that you and Mr Ross are backing/supporting The Bay's campaign - goodness knows it's needed!
You're on our Facebook page etc with it!
Kimberley Brown
Sales Manager - Bay Radio and Lakeland Radio
Read more about it on our website.

Well done Phoenix! 

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