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Jeans for Genes

posted 28 Sep 2017, 03:51 by Tracey Ashby

Celebration of new Gardens

posted 19 Sep 2017, 04:10 by Tracey Ashby

On Friday 15th September we had a 'Garden Party' to celebrate and thank the many people who had supported us to raise funds to redevelop the garden in Blue corridor. We welcomed a number of parents,children, staff and Kate our chair of Governors, to enjoy a few cakes and the opportunity to see and experience our new outdoor learning space. We also welcomed the men from Cadent (National Grid) who kindly cleared the site for us free of charge, saving us thousands of pounds. This enabled the work to be completed over the summer break. We also had a number of members of the Dove choir who kindly donated the proceeds from their last concert to the garden fund. Everyone felt that it was a vast improvement and that it was now an outside learning space that the children could explore safely. 

The children have been making full use of the outside learning space since we have come back in September. The new car track has been a huge success with many children enjoying role-play, by filling cars with petrol at the wooden play pump. Another firm favourite activity is swinging in the hammocks; the children are sharing with their peers and are starting to develop the concept of turn taking. We have also purchased a number of new free standing equipment which we can rotate around the garden to continually add interest for the children, These include: textured stepping stones, tunnels, tents, trampolines and role play pirate costumes for our wooden play ship. 

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank the people who were unable to attend the 'Garden Party' and extend our most heartfelt gratitude as we would not have been able to achieve this fantastic outcome without your support; The parents who raised so much for the Pioneer Steps sponsored walk , the family and friends of Marcia Kirby for your most generous donation, Gaiety Balloons in Brentwood and the Oasis cafe of Peace in St Martins Church Basildon. 

National Citizen Service

posted 12 Sep 2017, 07:01 by Tracey Ashby

National Citizen service (NCS) is a part-residential youth programme that is available to all young people aged 16-17. The Government invests at least £1300 for each young person to take part and NSC asks for a £50 contribution from Parents/Carers to secure a place. To date over 300.000 teenagers have participated with another 100.000 due to take part this year. 
NCS is a three to four week programme that runs outside term time. Young people work in teams, take part in outdoor adventure activities and contribute the their community. The  programme offers participants the opportunity to boost their CV and increase their confidence. Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue that they are passionate about and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.  

We had 15 students and a leader come into School and work in our garden areas for 2 days, weeding, digging and clearing up the area they did a fabulous job and were all very polite, helpful and hardworking individuals. 

There are some before and after pictures below i'm sure you will agree the area now looks wonderful. 



Thank You to our Volunteers!

posted 11 Sep 2017, 06:56 by Tracey Ashby   [ updated 11 Oct 2017, 01:30 ]

On Friday 21st July we had our first annual Volunteers Tea Party to say a great big Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers that have helped us throughout the year.

They were served Cakes and tea and coffee as well as cards made by the children and boxes of Heroes chocolates. 


Pioneer Newsletter

posted 19 Jul 2017, 01:35 by Tracey Ashby

Below you will find an electronic copy of the School newsletter plus some information about our Parent Pay system. 


posted 19 Jun 2017, 03:45 by Tracey Ashby   [ updated 4 Jul 2017, 03:49 ]

Pioneer Steps Sponsored 1 Mile

On Thursday 8th June lots of students took part in our 1 mile walk to help raise money for the new garden project in lower school, It was a fabulous day the weather was great and all of the staff and students enjoyed it. 
We will keep you posted on the amount raised. 


Charity Haircut

posted 17 May 2017, 03:03 by Tracey Ashby

Lauren Richardson is a former pupil of Pioneer school who last week on the 9th May had her wonderful long hair cut off in aid of the Princess trust. We are all very proud of Lauren as this was a huge sacrifice to make for such a worthy cause, Lauren raised over £550 for the charity £250 of this was raised on the day. Well done Lauren we are all very proud of you! 
Huge thanks to all who came and supported Lauren on the day. 


Sea-life Centre Trip

posted 17 May 2017, 02:59 by Tracey Ashby   [ updated 24 May 2017, 02:04 ]

On Monday 22nd May Blue 5 and Green 1 went on a School trip to the Sealife centre in Southend on Sea.
The trip was part of the "under the sea" topic that the children are learning about.
 All of the Children enjoyed their day out and saw lots of lovely sea creatures. 



Easter eggs for all!

posted 2 May 2014, 06:55 by Google Google   [ updated 16 May 2017, 02:05 by Tracey Ashby ]

POP came into school and brought with them the Easter bunny! They hopped from class to class giving the children Easter eggs everyone thoroughly enjoyed their visit

Water Theme

posted 29 Jul 2013, 05:49 by Web Admin   [ updated 16 May 2017, 02:06 by Tracey Ashby ]

This term the topic theme is water, the students will be able to go into the Immersive room and feel like they are under the sea! 

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