Nurturing Schools Award
At Warren Hills, we are proud of our nurturing ethos, supporting children to find and use strategies that will enable them to grow into responsible citizens and we are pleased to announce that we have just been awarded the Nurturing Schools Award in October 2019.
School Games Silver Award
Pupils at Warren Hills take part in a variety of sporting activities both within our PE lessons, at after school clubs and in competitions against other local schools. We are pleased to announce that again we have been awarded with the Silver School Games Award for 2019.
Music Mark 19/20
This year we have been successful in gaining the Music Mark. For the last three years, alongside the music lessons we teach in class, we have been providing the children with djembe drumming lessons and now this year our year 4 class have started to learn to play the ukulele.
House Trophy Winners
The children and staff at Warren Hills are all allocated a house group when they arrive at the school. They earn house points through our Dojo reward system by showing good values and manners and working hard to achieve their potential. These points are collated together and at the end of the term, one of the houses wins the House Trophy. At the end of the Summer Term 2019, Willow were the winners.
In the Summer Term 2019, we took part in planting trees around our school grounds with National Forestry Commision and we also have a very active Forest School area, where the children regularly take part in sessions. We were awarded a Forest Champion plaque.
Route to Resilience
We are delighted to have become an accredited "Route to Resilience" school. This is an evidence based and practical approach to developing the character, resiliance and emotional well being of our children and families.
Beyond Bullying Award
At warren Hills, we value that everyone is unique and we celebrate their diversity. We are respectful of other people, their cultures and beliefs. In June 2017 we were awarded with the Beyond Bullying Award by Leicestershire County Council.
Headteacher of the Year winner
We are delighted to say Mr Lloyd has won the prestigious Leicester Mercury "Headteacher of the Year" award....congratulations!
New sports pitch
We are set for a major boost having been successful in gaining a grant of £30000 to develop new outdoor sports facilities. The funding is part of Sport England's £18m National Lottery funded Primary School Facilities Fund which is helping more schools to provide outdoor multi-activity play areas across the country.
The investment is designed to support those schools which are in greatest need of facilities improvements and will benefit both pupils at school and the local community who will have access outside school hours.
Here at Warren Hills the funding will provide a games space with activity surfacing and floor markings, end enclosures, hoop and back panel, mini goals and graphics panels to be installed over the summer holidays 2015.
Nick Bitel, Sport England Chair, said:"Having the right space to play sport and be physically active as a child is vitally important. We are delighted to be investing this funding in Warren Hills to improve the spaces that will give children the space to start enjoying PE and Sport."
Sebastian Coe, CH KBE, the Prime Minister's Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Ambassador, added: " A positive first experience of PE and sport at primary school is crucial to encouraging young people to be active throughout their lives, but for those schools with little outside space this can be challenging to deliver. This funding will provide better outdoor multi-activity play areas at Warren Hills that can be used both within the curriculum and outside school hours by local communities. I am convinced this will boost the opportunities for young people to be physically active."
Leicestershire Cuts Films competition
A group of Year 6 children took part in an anti-smoking workshop that was aimed at raising the awareness of lung health.
During the week the children worked on various ‘comedy’ sketches that had an underlying meaning.
The workshop was run by Rob from the Big Difference Theatre Company and Nuala from the NHS. At the end of the week the sketches were performed in front of the school, parents and a professional film crew!
Their film "stress" won second place and an outstanding contribution award in the Leicestershire Cut Films Anti-Tobacco Short Film Competition and the school received a certificate to commemorate this.
Click here too see our certificate (also shown below)
We were successful in bidding for a new cycle shelter recently. Click to read the story in Leicestershire Greener Schools Newsletter
Some of our Year 6 pupils were invited to take part in a charity bag pack at Morrisons for ITV's Text Santa Fundraiser. We had a lovely message from Julie Kenchington, manager of the local British Heart Foundation, she said;
“Congratulations and thanks for your outstanding packing, hard work and beautiful behaviour. You are a credit to your school, yourselves and your parents”
Please see below for pictures of the event and the children hearing Julies message of congratulations for themselves