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Little Gonerby School. 029D
Little Gonerby School. 029D
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Context based learning has been introduced at Little Gonerby Infants School to create a more exciting, purposeful learning experience for the pupils.

And, according to headteacher Helen Hilton, it is already proving very popular with the children.

She said: “When we first introduced the new curriculum the children came to school and discovered a space capsule, filled with green goo, and they had to investigate where it came from.”

The new curriculum development has also seen the Year One classroom converted into a Crimean War hospital, Reception Class children studying dinosaur footprints and Year Two involved in a Comic Relief topic, which involved comparing their lives with those of children in deprived areas of Africa.

Mrs Hilton said: “The children have been very excited about the new curriculum and we are seeing some real results.”

Little Gonerby Infants is a school of six classes and 180 pupils. It has a school council of 12 pupils, two elected from each class.

Having already won a bronze award from Eco-schools, the school is now working towards a silver award, with pupils learning about recycling and reducing energy.

The school recently achieved a Food for Life Partnership bronze award, having established a gardening club, with pupils growing their own vegetables for cookery activities. They have also been learning about composting and where our food comes from.

Every year the school has a Lent collection and this year is raising money for the Guide Dogs Association.

Mrs Hilton said: “We have raised more than £130 so far and are hoping to raise £300 so that we can follow a class of puppies being trained.”