Circus Ferrel is returning to Wreningham playing field. It was last here in May 2015 for 2 or 3 days. So expect to see them on the playing field setting up either on Sunday 17th September or early the following morning. Wednesday evening they be gone – just like that! Access to the play equipment will be maintained.

The school children will have several workshops in the tent with two shows for them and their family and friends: one Tuesday and another on Wednesday. Additional information will be posted when received.



Wreningham Primary School is “outstanding” according to Ofsted inspectors following a glowing report released in September.

The school was told by inspectors that it is “outstanding” in all five categories – leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching, achievement of pupils and early years provision – after a two-day visit in July.

The report builds on an already positive “good” rating from 2009.

Inspectors noted a “relentless focus on improving achievement” from school leaders, leading to excellent standards in teaching.

They said: “Teamwork is a strength of the school. All staff have high ambitions for the pupils and work well together to make sure all pupils succeed.

“Teaching is outstanding because teachers have high expectations of all pupils. They plan activities that enthuse the pupils and make them think hard and persevere with their learning.”

The report also said pupils’ behaviour is “impeccable”, they feel “exceptionally safe” in the school and are prepared for “life in modern Britain”.

Rob Jones, headteacher, said: “Our school motto is ‘team’ and the outstanding grade confirms that ‘together everyone achieves more’.

“We have strived to create an ethos where children, parents, 
staff and governors can work together, providing the best opportunities for all the pupils to flourish.”

He said that work by the staff “enables our children to be the best they can be” and thanked parents for their support.

“The fact that we are a small, local school helps us foster a caring, family environment, with every child knowing they are a ­­­­­­valued and integral member of our school and its success,” he said.

“Although we have attained good test results, our approach is to develop the whole child through a creative curriculum, where sport, music, art, and drama are valued equally as highly as test results.”

 

Article extracts from EveningNews24

 

 


Circus Ferrel came to the Wreningham playing field and opened for two nights in early May. Martin, from the circus, had attended a Parish Council meeting to ask to use the playing field. He explained that they work with schools teaching circus skills and that they also open to the public. The circus team would be in Wreningham School and working with the pupils there.

Rob Jones, Headmaster at Wreningham school, later said “We had Circus Ferrel for 3 days in school – the children did circus skills such as juggling, tight rope walking and plate spinning!”

All the reports are that the event was a success and enjoyed by many people.

Martin said “We too couldn’t believe the turn out on Wednesday! Tuesday was quieter but still a lively show with a wonderful mix of local (and not so local) folk. Each week is so different on the road but Wreningham was one of the stays we shall have happy memories of for a long time to come and it’s lovely to have good crowds at the start of the season – the winter break is long and it’s so expensive to get the show out on the road.”

We asked if he had some photos of the two days but Martin and his team worked so hard that “…there’s rarely time to remember to take any!”. However, the school did remember to take along a camera and here are pictures of the students enjoying themselves.

Spinning the plate -1Spinning the plates