School’s future focus

A Cressage school has been looking to the future with an array of activities for children. In just one week this spring, Y6 children worked for a day in the science labs at Concord College in Acton Burnell, worked with Bikeability instructors to practise cycling on more dangerous rural roads, and met players from Shrewsbury Town Football Club, whose staff work with the school for a day a week as part of a partnership project.

Head Mrs Tracey Cansdale says this is all part of adapting to the future. She explains, “That was not an unusual week; the same week our youngest children performed in the Much Wenlock Dance Festival and a group from Y4 and 5 spent the weekend at the Pioneer Outdoor Centre in Kidderminster.

“We know children need to develop as rounded individuals to succeed in today’s world and we believe village schools provide a great environment for that to happen. We’re used to multitasking – I’m a traditional village school head, so as well as planning budgets, organising the curriculum and managing staff, I also teach. We’re also used to working with those around us to give children opportunities.”

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