St Francis pupils were back in school for the Autumn Term

Pupils at St Francis School were welcomed safely back to school this September, to enjoy their education on the school site.

Headmaster, David Sibson, said ‘It has been fantastic to welcome all of our pupils back from their summer holidays, ready to get back to their learning on our school site again. The children have adapted quickly to the new protocols to maintain everyone’s health and safety. We are delighted to welcome new families to St Francis, including those in our new Reception class’.

St Francis pupils did all have the opportunity to return to the school site for at least some time during June and July in the Summer Term, after the coronavirus pandemic caused nationwide school closures back in March. 

To help parents during this unprecedented challenging time, juggling working from home and childcare, the school also launched a brand new Holiday Camp during the summer holidays, exclusively for children who attend St Francis. The Holiday Camp ran for three weeks during August, and had very enthusiastic reviews from the children who attended who loved being able to let off steam and join in with the fun activities with their friends from school. 

The first weeks of term were busy and productive, a highlight being the launch of a new woodland mud kitchen in our Kindling Forest School woodland. Year 3 were amongst the first pupils to use the new kitchen, and used their imaginations to ‘cook’ with the natural ingredients found in the woodland – conker casserole anyone?