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Year 6 Transition Festival

On Tuesday, the whole of year 6 travelled to Eyes Meadow for the AVSSP Transition Festival. Here, we met children from across the area who they will be moving up to secondary school with the pupils from KJS. We also met Captain Smoothbeard who set the children a series of challenges to release Ozzy the Octopus from his cage! In order to do so, the children had to work together to run a tough obstacle course, complete archery challenges, take part in some martial arts training and solve some tricky team work challenges! They may have got a little wet too! 


Click on the picture above for some more photos from the event!

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations!

The children had a wonderful penultimate day of term on Thursday celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. After bringing in their entries for the cupcake competition and voting for their favourites from each class, the children produced some fantastic artwork dressed in their red, white and blue fancy dress. For dinner, we all enjoyed a street party lunch followed by an afternoon of party games (run by some of our year 6 pupils) culminating in our termly achievement assembly. If that wasn't enough, interspersing the awards, we had a fantastic solo singing performance from Laya, the school band played 'God Save the Queen' brilliantly and then Upper School performed a finale celebrating song and dance through all the decades of the Queen's reign wearing the Jubilee t-shirts they had designed and printed! What a day!  

Thank you to all the staff for making the day one to remember, to the children for being fantastic (as always) and to the parents for coming along in the afternoon to share this event with us.   

Jubilee Party

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Kilburn Junior School Climate Change Exhibition

This term's Lower School topic at has been rounded off in spectacular fashion this week with our climate change exhibition which opened on Wednesday 16th February.  Superb pieces of art, interactive displays, music, poetry, special guests, a letter from the Prime Minister and an amazing interview broadcast on the Radio Derby breakfast show all combined to create another truly memorable event led by our fantastic pupils. 

Our exhibition will be open to parents before and after school on Thursday and Friday (17th and 18th February).  Don't miss it!

Click her to hear the truly inspirational interview given by Tiana and Flynn in Team discovery.  

Click on the image below to view a gallery of the event.



FREE Children’s Bike Checks!

Big on Bikes Big Bike Revival PosterFREE Children’s Bike Checks in association with Big on Bikes & Cycling UK Monday 31st Jan 2022. Minor repairs only. Bikes will need to be brought to school on dates above, with a tag indicating name and telephone number. 

White Hall Day 4

We awoke this morning to a wintery scene, a perfect blue sky and a hard frost which created a magical panorama of the peaks surrounding the centre. With multiple layers, gloves and hats, our intrepid explorers set about their activities for the day.

A visit to Mouldridge Mine at Pikehall was enjoyed by two groups. Here the children looked at some of the natural features within the cave- flowstone, stalactites and fragments of galena, Group A even managed to spot two hibernating bats deep within the craggy walls.

The children recreated the conditions experienced by the lead miners many years ago by turning off their headtorches and sitting in the pitch-dark and, after crawling and squeezing through the tight spaces (including one aptly known as the toilet, in which the children descended a hole in the cave floor), the groups headed back to the door.

Mountain biking was also on the cards today and the boys and girls tackled the White Hall MTB Course taking on the features including the 'Jabberwocky', the 'Devil's Elbow', the 'Twister' and the 'Pump Track'.

For Group C, it was their turn to tackle the stream scramble in the grounds of the dilapidated Errwood Hall where they ducked under branches and refreshed themselves in the icy waters of the waterfall. After a warm up at the centre, they were back outside zooming down the zipwire and navigating the tricky ropes course.

We also managed to celebrate Cody's 11th Birthday with singing at breakfast and a 'cake' (a banana) festooned with candles at dinner- they wouldn't stand up in the jelly and ice cream!  Happy birthday, Cody.

Click on the image below for all of our day four pictures from the three groups...

Day 4

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.

Click on the image below to view the photographs from today and please leave a comment.



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

Drum Hill 2021

On Friday 9th July our amazing Year 6's visited the Drum Hill Scout Camp, taking part in an action packed day of orienteering, obstacle courses and Slip & Slide!

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Drumhill-131(Please click to see Drum Hill 2021 photo gallery)

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!

WH3Click on the image above for more White Hall pictures.

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!