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Current School news items
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!
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!
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.