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The Bohemain Choir from Czech Republic visits 

The Bohemian Choir visited us today. They worked with the children and then performed in assembly - a beautiful and magical musical experience for everyone!

Live performance of The Tortoise and the Hare 

Little Owls and Tawny Owls were treated to a performance of the Tortoise and the Hare from the Wolsey Theatre, a wonderful experience for the children

Young Voices performing at the O2 in London

Our Young Voices choir journeyed to London to join thousands of children in the O2 to sing together in one giant performance - such a magical experience!

Ilketshall relaunches the Daily Mile 

With the help of Active Suffolk, we launched the Daily Mile in the snow today. We have been set the challenge of running to London and back (in distance) by the end of term - will we do it??

A very merry christmas dinner!

Christmas dinner altogether in the hall, smiles on every face, magic!

Whole school trip to see the Panto

The whole school headed off to Lowestoft to watch the Marina Theatre's production of Aladdin - a magical experience for all!

Reverend Collyer talks to us about Christmas

Reverend Collyer talked to us about the magic of Christmas Eve night in assembly today

The Mayor of Beccles pops in

Christine Wheeler, the Mayor of Beccles, popped in to assembly today to answer our questions about her role in the community

Ilketshall wins award at the Suffolk Education Awards

Ilketshall won the Wellbeing Award in the Suffolk Education Awards 2023 for our outstanding work towards wellbeing across the school community

Eco Council launch the Cut Carbon Campaign

Our Eco Council launched this campaign in assembly this morning. Nine challenges were set for families to complete by the end of November!

Unsung heroes performance

Eagle Owls performed their Unsung Heroes song to the school today. The song is about a local hero the children researched at Lowestoft Archives and a local composer then worked with them to write the song. They will be singing the song again at Snape Maltings at the end of the month

District Councillors pop in to Ilketshall

Local district councillors, Anthony Speca and Toby Hammond, spent time talking the children about their roles and explaining how each of them can make a difference

MacMillan Coffee Event in the sunshine

MacMillan Coffee Event at Ilketshall raises over £200. A cuppa and cake in the sunshine - beautiful! 

Primary Science Quality Mark

Ilketshall has been awarded the PSQM Gilt award for our Science curriculum across the school - super!

Sports Day magic

Ilketshall enjoyed a fantastic sports day followed by the school fete - a day of fun and smiles!

Arts Week at Ilketshall

Ilketshall enjoyed an amazing Arts Week in July. With visits from local artists, high school bands, dance troops and even a Broadway star!

Hilltop adventures

Barn Owls enjoyed an amazing trip away to the Hilltop adventure centre, two days of activities and fun! Precious memories were made!

Ilketshall celebrates the Coronation in style

Families and friends joined us to celebrate the Coronation today

The Great British Spring Clean

Ilketshall's Eco Council have been out tidying around the school grounds this morning as part of the Great British Spring Clean this week 

Red Nose Day fun morning

Pupil Voice set up and ran a fun morning for the whole school to celebrate Red Nose Day 2023

Saving money with the NatWest team

Key Stage 2 have been looking at the different ways to save money with the team from NatWest bank. 

Ilketshall learns more about waste

Ilketshall is learning more about the dangers of littering in some fantastic recycling workshops today from the Suffolk Recycling Centre 

Author Ian Brown visits Ilketshall!

Ian spent time with every class today, inspiring us all to have a go at writing our own stories - amazing! 

A cracker of a Christmas dinner day!

We all enjoyed a tasty Christmas dinner today together in the hall. 

Babushka Brilliance!

Tawny Owls and Little Owls amazed us all with their Christmas production of the heart warming tale of Babushka

WildEast school pledge

Ilketshall has taken the WildEast school pledge to rewild part of our school grounds. The planting has begun and it looks amazing!

London 2012's James Dasaolu visits Ilketshall

100m sprinter James Dasaolu visited Ilketshall for the morning and put us all through our paces - such an inspirational role model!

MacMillan Coffee Event 

Pupil Voice arranged a MacMillan Coffee Event for families and friends of the school. They raised over £250!

School Fete Fun!

The Friends of Ilketshall organised a super school fete today. Wonderful to see so many smiling faces!

Sports Day Magic

Ilketshall enjoyed an amazing sports day in the beautiful sunshine. So great to see children all having fun and to welcome so many supporters into school again to cheer them on!

Rocksteady arrives at Ilketshall

Rocksteady arrived at Ilketshall this week and Ilketshall totally rocked! Fantastic day, can't wait for the concerts to begin! 

Dance East afternoon in KS1 and EYs

Tawny Owls and Little Owls had a great time enjoying the Dance East session this afternoon 

Golf session at the club!

Tawny Owls finished off their golf taster sessions with a lesson at Halesworth Golf Club with their club pro - amazing fun!

Wellbeing Garden transformation

Ilketshall have transformed an unused courtyard into a beautiful wellbeing garden - thank you to all of the staff, children, families and local firms that made this possible!

Family defibrillator training

Now that we have a defibrillator at the school it seemed only right to offer families and the local community the chance to learn how to use it. Thanks to a parent first aider who offered expert advice to everyone!

Tennis coaching begins at Ilketshall - March 

Both Eagle Owls and Barn Owls were given the opportunity to join in with some coaching sessions from an LTA accredited coach from the local tennis club this term. The sessions will be running from now until the middle of the summer term. Great experience of a new sport!

FairTrade Cake Sale - 17th March

Eagle Owls baked a selection of goodies using Fairtrade produce as part of their learning about Fairtrade. The children, staff and parents enjoyed a tasty treat and all proceeds went to the Red Cross Ukraine appeal.