Westwood School

 A few busy and exciting weeks have passed at Westwood with Iford School and our run up to Christmas is almost underway. Please join us for our Christmas Fair on Saturday 7th December at school. There will be plenty of festive Christmas cheer!

Westwood Radio continues to grow, with over 12,000 listeners last month. Tune in at radio.westwoodwithiford.org.  If you would like to advertise on our station, please get in touch as we do have some slots available in our schedule.

Our exciting Westwood Oral History Project is still active and we are  looking for people who would like to share their memories. We have already interviewed a number of community members and learnt so much from them about Westwood in the past. We are always looking for volunteers to come in and read with children, too, so if you have some time to spare, please get in touch with the school.

Finally,  if you would like your child to join us at Westwood in September 2020, please don’t forget that the deadline for primary school applications is 15th January 2020!

From us all at Westwood School, have a Merry Christmas!

Ian Rockey


Article published: 23 Nov 2019

Westwood School

A big hello again from us all at Westwood with Iford Primary School. We are very much back in to the excitement of a new term, having welcomed our new reception entrants, who have settled wonderfully well.

Speaking of which, we are holding our Open Morning on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 from 9.30am-12pm. This is an opportunity for parents of children starting school in September 2020, or indeed, anyone who is new to the area or has primary age children to visit us. I would be delighted to show you around our fabulous school and stunning grounds.

Our Westwood Oral History Project is now into its last year, so if you are interested in taking part in this project, either with a story to tell or as a volunteer transcriber, please contact the school.

Ian Rockey       Head teacher


Article published: 29 Sep 2019

Westwood School

Hello again from Westwood school and it’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of another academic year already. So much has taken place since I last wrote, including a trip to London for a BBC Young Arias Radio awards ceremony, our fabulous Sports Day, two nights of first class entertainment from our older children performing Pirates of the Curry Bean and our Summer Fair. Thank you all so very much for supporting our school once again.Academically, our Year 2 & Year 6 children have again made us proud with their commitment, hard work and attitude to learning that resulted in their well deserved SATs results. Around school, everyone has had so many exciting learning opportunities this year which has been a joy to see.Sadly, we are saying goodbye at the end of term to our wonderful Year 6 children and we wish them all every success in their new schools. We will miss them all!

Finally, if you would like to be a governor at our successful school, please contact us via the school website www.westwoodwithiford.org. We would very much welcome additional members.

Have a great summer everyone!     Ian Rockey   Head teacher


Article published: 29 Jul 2019

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Balsam Be Gone!

The Return of  BALSAM BE GONE!   2019

·         Once again, we are inviting our local communities to help us control the destructive Himalayan Balsam on the banks of the rivers Avon and Frome between The Inn at Freshford and The Cross Guns at Avoncliff.

·         Himalayan Balsam is a pernicious alien plant that has invaded banks along our rivers by smothering native plants, destroying native fauna and habitat, and contributes to the destruction of the riverbanks.

·         But Himalayan Balsam is easy to control by pulling it up by hand. It comes out easily, and is completely non-toxic, making it a safe and reliable method of controlling its spread.

All we need is two hours of your time on Sunday 23rd & 30th June 2019. We’ll be meeting at the Cross Guns, Avoncliff at 10.30am

BALSAM BE GONE invites our local communities to help us control the destructive Himalayan Balsam on the banks of the rivers Avon and Frome between The Inn at Freshford and The Cross Guns, Avoncliff.

Himalayan Balsam is a pernicious alien plant that has invaded the paths and banks along the rivers Frome and Avon. It flowers from June to October and its seeds disperse over a wide area of fresh ground when the seedpods burst open. Himalayan Balsam eventually smothers native plants, destroying native fauna and habitat, and contributes to the destruction of the riverbanks through soil erosion in the winter.

But Himalayan Balsam is easy to control either by pulling it up by hand or cutting it down. It comes out easily, and is completely non-toxic making these safe and reliable methods of controlling its spread.  Join us on Sunday 23rd & 30th June 2019 and help us to get this invasive alien species under control.
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Balsam plant

Article published: 23 May 2018

Westwood Radio

We are delighted to inform the community that we will be broadcasting LIVE online every Friday at 2.30pm during term time from Westwood with Iford Primary School.

Westwood Radio is a radio station for the community and beyond, organised and run by the children of your local school. Each member of our broadcasting team is responsible for their own research, script writing and broadcasting for each show and we would very much welcome members of our local community to take part! If you have an interesting story, news item or run a local community group that you would like to let people know about, please email us on radio@westwoodwithiford.org and we will be in touch. 

You can listen live to us every Friday using our online player at   http://radio.westwoodwithiford.org  The link will take you to the School website select Blogs & Radio from the menu.

Contact

Email or text us to interact with the show as it happens on 078600 17404. We always read our correspondence. Happy listening!


Article published: 19 Oct 2016

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