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White Hall Day 3

Another perfect day here at the White Hall Centre in which groups A and B completed their Adventure Day on the River Wye.

After spotting Dipper and trout in the gorge, the children battled their fear of heights on the abseil at Millers Dale Viaduct.

Group C enjoyed a trip to the cave, squirming, crawling and squeezing their way through the narrow passageways before developing their off-road cycling kills on the mountain bike and pump track at the centre.

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White Hall Day Two

The morning began with the  legendary KJS Room Inspection, in which we saw gels, lotions and potions aligned in height order and wonderfully symmetrical arrangements of tooth brushes- an incredible start to the famous contest.

The morning actives began and included traversing and abseiling in the climbing room, stream scrambling below the ruins of Errwood Hall in the Goyt Valley and the adventure day, in which group C tackled the abseil from Millers Dale Viaduct above the gorge of the River Wye.

During the afternoon, the children continued their adventure with the visit to the Roaches on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border to rock scramble amongst its historic boulders.

The children, once again exemplified many of our YOU22 attributes: teamwork, resilience, collaboration and of course courage as they pushed themselves out of their comfort zone and were tested beyond their limits.

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White Hall Day Two

White Hall Day One

Since arriving at lunchtime, the children have had an action-packed first day at the brilliant White Hall Centre. So far, the groups have been climbing in the indoor climbing wall; honed their team working skills on the ropes course and the zipwire; and been stream scrambling down the Goyt valley, What a busy afternoon! We topped all this off with a challenging night hike along Errwood reservoir before we came back to the centre for hot chocolate and a biscuit before bed.

Click on the image below for some pictures of day one.

White Hall Day One

Achievement Assembly Winners

Well done to our achievement assembly winners this week!  There were loads of certificates handed out this week, showing just how hard all the children are working in school! What a great start to this term.


Kilburn Junior School Leavers 2021

Today we said an emotional farewell to our amazing year 6's. You have all been incredible throughout your time with us and we wish you all the best in the future. Keep on being brilliant and please feel free to come visit us and let us know how you are doing!

Year 6 Photo Montage


Upper School Assembly


Lower School Assembly

Goodbye Miss Richardson!

Last Friday was Miss Richardson's final day before the start of her maternity leave.  The children and staff here at Kilburn are all really excited to hear of her new arrival and we all look forward to seeing her again soon with her bundle of joy.   

As you can see, she was positively glowing just before she left! 



White Hall Day Three

Please find below the link to the final album of photos from our last day at White Hall! After such a busy few days, I hope the children are feeling well-rested and enjoying their weekend!

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White Hall Day Two

Greetings from White Hall! It has been an even busier day today with the groups taking part in canoeing on Coombs Reservoir, abseiling, mountain biking, climbing and zip-lining. The weather has also been phenomenal, as you will see from the photos below...

WH2Click on the picture above for more pictures from day two!

White Hall Day One

The children have hit the ground running on day one of White Hall 2021! Group A has been out of the centre on the Monsal Trail abseiling down Millers Dale viaduct; Group B and D have completed the ropes course, the zipline and the infamous 'Leap of Faith' and Group C have been bouldering and traversing in the newly refurbished indoor climbing wall before going out of the centre to ride around the challenging mountain biking course. If all that wasn't enough- after a hearty dinner- we have also been exploring the centre's grounds whilst playing the 'Woods Have Eyes'. 

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E-Safety Advice

Big 3 Pupil SurveyPupils from across the school have recently taken part in a series of surveys to find out about their their experiences of school life at Kilburn Junior School, their life online (both at home and at school) and their opinions on transitioning to a new year group. We called this the KJS Big 3. We will share more of our findings from this survey in the coming weeks and ways that we can help children with issues they have raised. One interesting piece of information we found was regarding the children's views on the time that they spend online. As you can see below, well over half the children in the school answered 'yes' or 'maybe' to the question 'Do you think you spend too much time online?'. 67 of the 149 children surveyed also said that they sometimes go online when they should be asleep.

Life Online Survey
So what can you do to help your child to find a better balance with their use of the internet? Below, you will find a link to a free online magazine called 'Ditto' produced by Alan Mackenzie, an independent consultant specialising in online safety for young people. In this month's issue, you can find advice on redressing the balance for you and your child to get the most out of your time online without overdoing it. Enjoy!

Download DITTO-Ed-25-June