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Keeping up with our team as we expand Aquinas internationally and the UK homeland. We have many exciting things to introduce including new recruiting tools and general news for our candidate's and school's.

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Bramble Academy Mansfield

: June 20, 2017 4:38 pm s Leave your thoughts

The Bramble Academy in Mansfield had a visit from the Aquinas Foundation to promote the importance of reading within school and at home. We managed to surprise the pupils of the school by taking a special guest Jamie McGuire from Mansfield Town’s First Team with us.

 

The Bramble Academy has recently been successful in gaining a grant from the Foyle Foundation to purchase books for the school library and to employ a school librarian. To launch this Jamie McGuire visited children in their classrooms and attended an assembly, answering questions about the importance of reading and about his footballing career. He met the new school librarian, Rachel Stuart, and shared some of the new books that the school has purchased. “Reading is very important. I have to read every day as a footballer. It is an important life skill,” said Jamie.

 

 

 

As well as attending the launch, Jamie brought in a signed shirt for the school to use towards raising attendance. Every child who gains 100% attendance in the summer term will be entered into a prize draw and have the opportunity to win the shirt.

 

 

 

The visit was arranged in conjunction with the Aquinas Foundation, whose patron is ex-footballer Jermaine Jenas. Such visits help to raise the aspirations of our children and show them how important reading is in life.

 

 

 

 

Jamie’s visit had such a positive impact on the children. For someone such as Jamie to come and talk about the importance of reading has such a big influence on them. The shirt he brought will also be used to reward children who have 100% attendance in the summer term, with them being entered into a raffle to win it at the end of the year. We would like to thank him and the Aquinas Foundation for his visit.  Peter Hallsworth (Member SLT The Bramble Academy)

 

Exciting Competition…

: May 16, 2017 2:58 pm s Leave your thoughts

We are running an Exciting competition this year. Claire from Aquinas Education had a brilliant idea to deliver sunflower seeds to a few selected primary schools in Nottinghamshire inviting them to take part in a Who can Grow the Tallest Sunflower Competition!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southwold, Ernehale, Cotgrave and Candleby are just a few of the Primary Schools taking part and we cant wait to see the results!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The start of Claire’s Sunflower…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

looking like a bright future ahead for Claire’s Sunflower!

Good luck to all of the schools involved… We can’t wait to see whose will grow to be the tallest!

Forest Box…

: May 16, 2017 2:04 pm s Leave your thoughts

St John Houghton Academy in Derbyshire were very grateful to receive a VIP Trip to the Nottingham Forest Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is always good to hear that a school have had a great time and in this case the parents also, as we are constantly looking for new ways of helping with parental engagement.

If you or your school would need help with any problem areas you may be experiencing then do not hesitate to contact me on rosie@aquinasfoundation.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southwold Primary Nottingham

: May 16, 2017 1:51 pm s Leave your thoughts

 

 

 

 

Claire from Aquinas Education presented Southwold Primary with some amazing prizes to reward the children for their great attendance.

The Top Prize was a brand new high-tech Tablet and the runners up received a pair of Lost City crazy golf tickets or a pair of Broadway cinema vouchers.

Our prizes were supplied to the school to use towards their attendance incentive. The School has seen an increase in attendance throughout the term due to the support from us and we are really happy to hear this!

Well done Southwold Primary…

Ferry Lane Primary London

: May 16, 2017 12:35 pm s Leave your thoughts

The Aquinas Foundation had a fantastic afternoon at Ferry Lane Primary school. We supplied the school with a Dance Lesson and Domino’s Pizza delivery as a reward for improved attendance!

The class with the best attendance for the term won the prize and they were very excited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

First of all we had a brief chat about the importance of coming to school every day and the fact that if they keep doing well with attendance then they could be helping their classmates win more incentives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dance teacher then started with a warm-up, and then moved on to a fun routine.

 

The Children really enjoyed it one child said “this is the best! the best! day ever!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pupils were then rewarded with a delivery from Domino’s Pizza… there was a real buzz around the classroom and everyone was thrilled!

We are very excited to be making a difference within schools in London and if you think that we could help your school in any way then do not hesitate to contact me on rosie@aquinasfoundation.com