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  • 04/12/18
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    Reverse Advent at The Castle

    This term the staff at The Castle School are contributing towards a reverse advent calendar. Staff wanted to use advent to give something to people who are less fortunate than themselves. Staff are providing donations of dried foods and toiletries.  The contributions that are made will be divid...
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  • 03/12/18
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    Christmas is GO!

    Last week our cooking GO group go into the festive spirit early by decorating mini Christmas cakes. The pupils had baked their cakes and used fondant icing to create some wonderfully festive decorations. 
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  • 29/11/18
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    Castle Keep Fit at Winchcombe Place

    My GO group have built some really great relationships with the residents of Winchcombe Place care home over the last term. Today we enjoyed a keep fit class with the residents and James told me that he had had 'the best day ever! James particularly enjoyed throwing and catching a...
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  • 29/11/18
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    Christmas starts here!

    On Wednesday 28th November, Pembroke Class visited Newbury Christmas Tree Farm. It was a very wet and windy day, but this did not dampen our Christmas spirit. The class had a wonderful time selecting a Christmas tree for Primary House. We would like to say a huge thank you to Newbu...
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  • 29/11/18
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    Herb Planter Competition

    Over the last few weeks many of our classes have been taking part in a competition to design and make a very creative herb planter. There were some exceptional designs, as you can see above, all with wonderful creative touches. The winner (a tough decision) was Colchester Class' Upside down traf...
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  • 28/11/18
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    Swings and Smiles Carol Concert

    Swings and Smiles are having a candlelight carol concert on Sunday 2nd December. Please click below for more details. There will also be a play area available for children who would rather play than sit formally.
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  • 27/11/18
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    Tiverton to Cadbury's World

    Tiverton class decided that they wanted to go to Cadbury World to experience the taste of chocolate and to learn how it is made because we have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. We raised money to go to the amazing Cadbury World by selling bacon butties. Before we coul...
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  • 27/11/18
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    West Berkshire Autism Team Survey

    West Berkshire Autism Team are carrying out a survey and want responses from as many parents/carers as possible. The survey runs until 31st January 2019. You can download the survey by clicking the link below.
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  • 26/11/18
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    London Irish tournament

    On Friday evening a group of students from The Castle School teamed up with the London Irish Hitz squad to represent London Irish in a tournament against Worcester Warriors and Harlequins. This was the first time they played together competitively and were truly outstanding. After the...
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  • 26/11/18
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    Life Lessons at The Castle

    Last week Skipton, Balmoral and members of Richmond class were very blessed to have some student visitors. Charlotte and Megan, who are student paramedics, kindly offered to follow up the children’s PSHE learning on identifying safe strangers within the community. The children were absolutely...
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  • 26/11/18
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    Tom's Challenge

    For Children In Need, one of our Post-16 students, Tom, ran 25 laps and cycled 25 laps of the Love Lane school field! All done on his own in not very nice weather. Through his efforts, Tom raised an amazing £66. We are very proud of you Tom. What a great example you have set for us all. Well d...
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  • 21/11/18
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    After School Clubs drumming up success

    With the GREAT success of our two afterschool clubs, Boxercise and Bootcamp, we are very pleased to announce we have a third!  Happy Drumming will start on 4th December 2018. The club is based on drumming, singing and movement activities.  The club is designed to be fun, educational a...
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