Macmillan – Afternoon Tea


Yet again Macmillan Coffee Morning coincided with SUD (Stand Up Derbyshire Day) so to raise money for Macmillan the children came to school wearing sports clothes and undertook sports activities throughout the day. To be slightly different we had a Macmillan Afternoon Tea where family, friends, Governors and members of the community were invited to have afternoon tea and play bingo. The event was very well attended on an extremely wet afternoon.

The event was organised as a tribute to Bel Kerr who has recently moved into a care home. She has been the organiser of the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Hartington for many years and holds the charity very close to her heart.

We were extremely delighted to announce the final total raised was £245.00

White Hall 2019

On Monday 14th October the year 6 pupils traveled to White Hall out door center to join Biggin, Parwich and Monyash pupils for a three day residential visit. They experienced stream scrambling, canoeing, night walks, zip wires, mountain biking, rope courses and climbing walls. The pupils had a wonderful but tiring time working collaboratively with others to develop communication, language and problem solving skills, raise self-esteem and self-worth.

Speak Out – Stay Safe

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On Wednesday 9th October the NSPCC visited school to talk to the KS1 & KS2 children regarding the ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe programme. This involved a collective worship and workshop for the older children.

Please click on the link below to access further information.

AAA Derbsyhire Case Study

Following completion of our first term of Active Across Ages and the work undertaken between  our Active Buddies and  Silver Sports, the Youth Sports Trust have compiled an article for their newsletter.

Please click on the link to read all about AAA in Hartington and at Anthony Gell,                                        Secondary School in Wirksworth. 

5th November

Keep Safe – For more information visit

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Recycling – 11th November

Ashbourne Food Bank

Our pupils have been busy gathering food and refreshments as part of their harvest festival celebrations to pass on to Ashbourne Food Bank. The school children visited the food bank last month to learn more about the work that is carried out there and how important it is to local people.

Then following a special Harvest Service today in St Giles Church the hampers of food will be delivered to the food bank. In previous years the donations for Harvest have been handed out to elderly residents of the village but this year it was decided the charity would be a worthy recipient of the hampers.

Following a visit to the food bank the secretary of the PCC  quoted ‘A small school teaching everyone that we can all love our neighbour in a big way!’

Please click on the reports below, to read what some of the children have written about the visit.

Our visit to Ashbourne Food Bank

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