Friday, 21 October 2016

Week Ending 21st October 2016

A busy week at EBA, with Parents Evenings for Hamsters on Tuesday and for the rest of the school on Wednesday and Thursday.  Hopefully everyone who came along appreciated the opportunity to have a look through their child's work, and to speak with their child's teacher.

It has been Bikeability Week for children in Year 5.  Everyone brought their bikes and cycle helmets into school, for a week of instruction on how to cycle safely, responsibly and with confidence.  The first sessions took place on the school playground, with the children and their instructors venturing out onto the roads and cycle paths around Eaton Bray, later in the week.  The children were also given some advice about how to keep their bicycles in good roadworthy condition, and what to wear when cycling on the road to keep safe.

The cycle training was provided by Cycle4life, based in Leighton Buzzard.  They provide cycle training to groups or individuals, both children and adults and also offer bike maintenance courses.  So do get in touch with them at if you require any more information, or would like to top up your cycling skills!

It has been a week of lots of visitors - new parents looking around the school, various contractors in to carry out routine inspections of equipment, educational specialists visiting to meet with teachers and children, and so on.  On Wednesday we had a visit from a music teacher from Inspiring Music, who gave an assembly to introduce children to the cello and double bass.  Many of the children were indeed inspired, and have signed up to find out more about learning to play these exciting instruments.

Our School Council had reason to be proud this week; they have been awarded a certificate to recognise the school's participation in the "Speaker's School Council Award" project.  This is a national competition that celebrates the achievements of School Councils across the country, promoting democracy and teamwork.  We didn't win a prize, but were pleased to be able take part, and help to endorse these important values.

EBA Enterprise children made delicious looking savoury pasties this week in their cookery session.  Just the right sort of dish for these increasingly dark and chilly autumn nights!

Have a lovely half term holiday, and we will see you back on Monday 31st October...