Lord Mayor visit

18th May 2016

Children at Christ Church C of E Primary School were presented with their Green for Good Award by the Lord Mayor. To achieve the award the children had participated in a range of sustainable challenges during Bristol’s Year as European Green Capital City.

During her visit to the school the Lord Mayor led an assembly about STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The children are embarking on a fortnight of real life, practical projects ranging from boat construction, palaeontology, and crime scene forensics.  The children will attend workshops led by Bristol University Chemistry and Earth Science Departments, Bristol Zoo and MOD STEM ambassadors.  Many parents who pursue STEM careers will be leading talks to inspire the children to perhaps become the next generation of STEM ambassadors.

The teachers and staff at Christ Church School are embracing every opportunity to use the new facilities that have been created following an expansion and major redevelopment of the school building and grounds. The children are enjoying Science, D.T and Art activities in their new practical and food technology rooms. During the STEM fortnight Shirehampton Sailing club will demonstrate the mechanics of sailing a boat on the new playground.

The Lord Mayor also joined the children to plant a White Beam tree in the schools grounds that they had been given following their support in planting new trees on The Downs.