Students enjoy a huge range of activities and events at under-threat first school

Embleton Vincent Edwards CE First School on a sponsored walk to Newton Sands.
Embleton Vincent Edwards CE First School on a sponsored walk to Newton Sands.

Pupils at Embleton Vincent Edwards CE First School have been very busy with a number of activities towards the end of this term ahead of what could be the final year of the school’s existence.

The village school is one of two first schools which could be closed if proposals to convert the three-tier Alnwick Partnership to a primary and secondary system.

The Year 3 and 4 pupils with the artwork hanging in pride of place.

The Year 3 and 4 pupils with the artwork hanging in pride of place.

If approved, it would close in August 2016, but a second stage of consultation is running until October.

One of the activities was a sponsored walk to Newton Sands, with proceeds going towards a canopy for the school’s Early Years outdoor area.

The school does a lot of work with National Trust warden Jane Lancaster because of its close proximity to the north Northumberland coastline, often describing themselves as The School Beside the Beach.

Back in the classroom, Years 3 and 4 have been enjoying an art project based on the artist David Hockney.

Tabitha Newman with her artwork.

Tabitha Newman with her artwork.

They looked at Hockney’s recent work on trees for inspiration and copied his technique of using multiple canvases.

The children have worked on different art techniques and artists, ranging from copying Van Gogh’s style to taking tree rubbings.

Meanwhile, Year 1 pupil Tabitha Newman produced an artwork inspired by The Great Wave by Hokusai for the Craster Lifeboat art competition.

As part of the celebrations for the Year 4 children who are preparing to go to middle school, the school hosts a Leavers’ Lunch where parents and families were invited to join their children for lunch.

The Year 4 Leavers' Lunch.

The Year 4 Leavers' Lunch.