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Macmillan Coffee Morning

A huge thank you to all the people who donated items for our Macmillan coffee morning; thanks also to all the parents,  family and members of our local community who supported the event by coming along and digging deep into their pockets!

What a fantastic morning we had! The hall was buzzing with activity and, as you can see from the total below, we made a whopping amount of money for this amazing charity. Click on the picture below for some more pics from today's event and for more information on how the money will be used by Macmillan click here.


A huge thank you also to the year 6 children from Team Endurance for running the stalls along side the members of staff who all made the day such a big success!  

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White Hall Adventure Day 4

Today was the most action-packed day so far! After the groups scored very highly in the room inspections (including a perfect 10 from one group), the children have completed so many activities: the high zip line, a swamp traverse, the climbing wall, indoor caving,  the cargo net, stream scrambling and even the leap of faith!

We finished the day by beating all the other schools in the White Hall Mini Olympics! I hope you've not made too many plans for the weekend: the children will be exhausted but with a well-earned sense of achievement!

Click the link below for some more pictures from day 4.

White Hall Photo



Y6 Leavers

A huge THANK YOU to our Y6 leavers for being such fantastic role models and for all of your hard work and dedication over the last four years at our school. We will truly miss you and please be sure to visit us in the future.


Go-Ride County Final

Yesterday our Go-Ride Cycling team represented Amber Valley in the Derbyshire School Games - County Finals in Sheffield, following their success in local races. They were competing against the best teams from across all nine districts of Derbyshire. 

Firstly, competing in the Italian pursuit, Team Kilburn unleashed a sprint finish to take 1st place with just one second separating them from the second placed team.

Finally, it was down to the team relay, a race which Kilburn had only ever lost once in the last six years. Kilburn made a good start and quickly began to gain ground and overtake the leading riders. Soon, the team's determination would pay off, as they took the lead on lap 3 and began to open up a gap from the rest of the field. Kilburn crossed the line a whole 4 seconds ahead of the next team, meaning Kilburn were pronounced 'Go-Ride Cycling County Champions 2019!' 

A huge well done to all of our Team and a special thank you to their parents for their support.

For a full list of results and more photos from the event, check out the Active Derbyshire Website .

County final 2019- group

Achievement Assembly Winners

Well done to all of our Achievement Assembly winners this week. You have all been recognised by your teachers for your hard work and effort in English over the last two weeks. Also, well done to Leyton for his general effort and determination in learning his times tables this year and for his superb attitude in school. For this you both earned  the Headteacher's Award this week!


Achievement Assembly Winners!

Well done to all of our achievement assembly winners! You have all been recognised by your teachers for your hard work and effort in English over the last two weeks. Also, well done to Harvey for earning the Headteacher's Award this week!




Autism Awareness Week

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent Autism Awareness Week. Children shared experiences and made thoughtful contributions during activities designed to raise awareness of autism; in order for us all to develop our understanding and learn to support each other in school, at home and in the community.

Children created their own 'jigsaw piece' and proudly held it aloft to  celebrate difference  and recognise the diversity of the people and families living with autism, before coming together to produce our own interpretation of the Autism Awareness Ribbon.

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Easter Artwork

The children of Team Endurance have been working very hard today to create a piece of art inspired by a trip of ours to a local church. Whilst at St Clement's in Horsley, the children learned about the significance of Easter. I challenged them to get creative and to design and make a piece of art that represented the Easter story. As you can see, they really have excelled! Well done, Endurance!

Art Pic

Mini Leader Hoodies!

Our Year 6's could hardly contain their excitement today, as they received their brand new Mini Leader Hoodies!


A huge well done to all of our Mini Leaders, who have worked extremely hard this year and are continually showing such dedication in their roles and developing new, exciting games to try!

Achievement Assembly Winners!

Well done to all our achievement assembly winners this week. The children have all worked really hard in mathematics and stood out to their respective teachers for their perseverance, effort and progress. Also, well done to our Headteacher's Award winners for their consistent hard work and positive presence in the school.