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Recent Events

Children’s University 2016

Thirty one children graduated with Bronze to Gold awards this year and one child, Naomi Beckett, who quite incredibly amassed more than 130 hours, graduated at the higher achievers event earlier in the month.

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We are very proud of all children who graduated but also those who are ready to graduate but who, unfortunately, could not be accommodated at this month’s graduation ceremony due to the vast numbers of children who have achieved high levels of credits at both our Costessey Schools.  Costessey Junior School was very well represented the recent graduation ceremony, this was highlighted by the speaker and not lost on our 100% parent turn-out, who offered rapturous applause and cheers as our children collected their awards.

Success comes from parental support, encouraging children to participate in additional activities both in and out of school.  The development of after-school activities has offered children such an improved variety of clubs that there is little doubt that there is link between improved after school activities and the large number of children graduating.

Steps have already been taken to ensure that children leaving us in Year 6 can continue their Children’s University pathway at Ormiston Victory Academy and there is no doubt that OVA will now benefit from the steady stream of young graduates transitioning from us this year and beyond.


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It’s a Knockout

On Monday 2oth June staff took part in an ‘It’s a Knockout’ challenge at Whitlingham Broad. We were all worried about the rain but luckily by the evening the weather got out fine and it was a great event.  The team did brilliantly and came second overall.  Well done guys!

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Norfolk and Norwich Arts Festival

On Monday 23rd May Norfolk and Norwich Arts festival came to our school to work with some of our children giving them an Astronaut’s Arts Experience. The children explored 3 different forms of Art, Music, Drama and Visual Arts while the ladies worked with them to help the children gain their Arts Award Discover.


RSPB Fundraising Day

During the first half of the spring term some children in Year 5 were challenged with organising a fundraising event.  They chose to raise money for the RSPB and the event which took place on 23rd February was a great success.  We had some wonderful cakes donated by parents and carers as well as a lucky dip competition supplied by the RSPB itself.  We also created a beautiful money bird from the copper coins the children brought in.

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We raised a fantastic £206.55 for the charity, so thank you to everyone who contributed and a great big well done to Year 5 for organising it!

Pancake Day 2016

Tuesday 9th February was pancake day and here at Costessey Junior we got into the spirit of things.  Breakfast club began the day with warm pancakes with a variety of healthy toppings to set them up for their learning.  During the day each year group took part in pancake races.  It was a lot of fun although not many of the pancakes were edible by the end!

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Team Building at Carrow Roaad

16 of our sports gifted and talented children visited Carrow Rd Football stadium on Wednesday to take part in a specially devised team building event. The event was organised by Community Sports Foundation exclusively for Costessey Junior School. It was an amazing day and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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