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SHINE on Saturday

Gipsy Hill

SHINE at Gipsy Hill Federation offers 60 places for children in Years 4, 5 and 6 from Kingswood, Elm Wood, Fenstanton and Paxton Primary schools. It gives the opportunity of a programme of creative, hands-on learning on a Saturday from 10am until 3pm in term time.

Children visit places of interest in London and further afield including theatres, museums, river trips and outward bound activities. In addition to our dedicated staff team of teachers and teaching assistants, we work with many visiting artists and professionals including maths consultants, theatre designers, architects, actors etc.

Some children who have attended the project in the past are still with us as student mentors, supporting the project and developing their  leadership skills.

Our aim is that children develop a love of learning, aspire to great things and enjoy SHINE on Saturday.

The SHINE on Saturday project is generously funded by the SHINE Trust and the Walcot Foundation.

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  • Year 4 PGL Residential 2017

    Day 1 Four seasons in one day We started bright and early ready for our adventure to PGL. Parents waved us off gleefully as we bordered the coach (possible looking forward to some child-free time). The coach journey was pleasant and the children enjoyed moving through the familiar landmarks of London and out beyond to the less familiar countryside. Once we arrive we quickly saw our family of federation schools waiting for us. We soon realised that we were in for a wonderful time with our friends. After a hearty lunch, we split into our mixed federation groups. Children and adults dispersed across the site to begin the many exciting activities. We climbed, jumped, swung and abseiled like we were fearless. We cheerer on our friends and supported those who needed our support. Unfortunately the weather did not match our enthusiasm and spirit as we experienced sun, rain, hail and then back to sun again..truly four season in one day! Nevertheless and not to be defeated we continued on and showed our true determination to do what we had set out to do.... learn, have fun and make new friends.

    27/04/17
    Year 4 PGL Residential 2017
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