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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

Ilketshall rocks at Easter

We all rocked this afternoon in our Easter Rock Concert - thanks to everyone in our RockSteady bands! 

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. 

Caring for our wildlife with the RSPCA

Today Ilketshall enjoyed some fascinating workshops with the RSPCA. It was so interesting finding out what wildlife lives in our grounds. 

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. 

Ilketshall's first rock concert

We all rocked in school today as we enjoyed our first Rocksteady concert, so lovely to see the bands playing together - amazing!

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!

Jubilee celebrations at Ilketshall

Ilketshall enjoyed a full day of celebration for the Jubilee. Activities, street party lunch and a family assembly - a beautiful day was enjoyed by everyone!

Golf taster sessions for Tawny Owls

Tawny Owl's enjoy their first taste of golf coaching from the  PGA professional golf coach from the local golf club 

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!

Tree planting for the Queen's Jubilee

Thank you to the local parish council who donated a tree for us to plant to commemorate the Queen's Jubilee.

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!

Red Nose Fun Afternoon - 18th March

Our very own Pupil Voice ran a super fun afternoon in aid of Comic Relief. Every child dressed in something red and enjoyed a range of games and activities all organised by Pupil Voice. The proceeds went to Comic Relief.

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.