Please remember that Monday 3rd May is a Bank Holiday and the school will be closed. We will be open as usual on Tuesday 4th May.
It was lovely to welcome the pupils and staff back to school toady after what has been a much needed break, with some great weather to help.
Although we were all happy to see each other, we also felt that it was appropriate to spend some time together to reflect on the life of Prince Philip. We gave thanks for all that he achieved and especially for the work that he championed for young children and adults. We also took time to look at the Royal Family and carried out some research using our amazing new iPads to research the family tree of the Royal Family and especially Her majesty the Queen and Prince Philip. It is very interesting research and there were lots of questions.
Times like these, while sad and revolving around grief, are also perfect for reflecting on the British Values that we hold dear and for thinking about the values that guide the work that we carry out at school. As a Church of England School, we also gave thanks for the service of Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip. All that we value can be seen in the work that they both carried out in service for so many years. We hope that in years to come, some of the children at Trenode will be able to benefit from the legacies that Prince Philip leaves behind, not least the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the Prince's Trust.
We finished our reflection with a prayer dedicated to Prince Philip, provided by the Diocese of Truro for the children:
A prayer for the death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
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Trenode is a small but growing primary school situated between Liskeard and Looe. Extensive grounds allow for a range of outdoor learning experiences; we also have spacious indoor facilities, including a music room. A nurturing, family ethos, in mixed-age classes, enables our pupils to be challenged as individuals.
‘Reach beyond your grasp’ is our motto at Trenode. We would like all children to aspire further than they think they can! We are on a ‘Visible Learning’ journey, with the other schools in Bridge Schools, which is empowering our pupils to be able to discuss their learning and progress, understanding their ‘next steps’.
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
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