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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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Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy

On Friday, 15 of our children took part in a fantastic  Gymnastics Festival! The event was hosted by Amber Valley School Sports Partnership and involved having professional coaching by Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy on seven different pieces of gymnastics equipment including; trampolines, balance beams and the parallel bars. The children all showed great resilience and determination to have a go and never give up, even when the techniques were quite difficult.

Well done to everyone for representing our school so well and we look forward to attending more events like these!

If your child is interested in Gymnastics and you would like more information, please see Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy's website.

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.

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Amazing Athletics!

With our Y6's having a fantastic time at Whitehall, the opportunity arose for our Y5's to show off their Athletic Skills and included some first time representations for our school.

The children had a fantastic time and truly showed off our School Games values of Teamwork and Determination, whilst also supporting each other throughout.

A huge Well Done to you all and a special Thank You to the parents for your support!

Derbyshire School Games 2019

This multi-sports event see's up to 1,500 young people and the top teams across a range of sports from each borough of Derbyshire, competing to earn the title of County Champions.

The event focuses on being a fun and inspirational day, providing everyone with the opportunity to experience a multi-sports competition with an opening ceremony and medal presentations. Above all it is a celebration of participation, underpinning the core values of sport in our county which aims to keep sport and physical activity at the heart of the school curriculum and provide more young people with the opportunity to participate and achieve their personal best.

We thought we'd share this video with yourselves, which showcases the event and features some of our winning County Cycling team. 


image from pbs.twimg.comKilburn Junior School's County Champion Cycling Team.


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

A day with the stars video!

Following A Day With The Stars, we have put together a small collection of photos and clips from the event, which features children from all seven of our Embark Academy Schools. 


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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Into Orbit Competition Video

A huge thank you to Mr Walters for putting together a video of our time at the First Lego League competition at the Institute of Science and Engineering at Nottingham University. This video really captures the excitement of the day and just how engaged the children were with this huge challenge. Can't wait for next year! 




A Day In The Life at Kilburn Junior School

The above film, gives a flavour of our school ethos and the many wonderful opportunities on offer for our pupils.