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Trowbridge Youth Parliament

Last week our members of our school council attended the first meeting of the Trowbridge Youth Parliament. This body meets every term and has a representative from all schools in Trowbridge, they work together to make Trowbridge and it’s schools reflect the needs of...

British Red Cross Book Sale

The School Council would like to say a huge thank you for attending the books sale last Friday (6th October) and buying so many books.  We were overwhelmed by your support. Thanks to your generosity we will be donating £251.75 to the British...

Year 4 Ukulele

Merlins and Fireflies have started to learn the Ukulele this term with Mrs Andrews. The Children are really enjoying learning a new instrument. They have already learnt a number of tunes with chord accompaniment.    ...

Silver Award for Science

Over the last 12 months Mr Jon Hackett has been working towards renewing our Primary school quality mark Silver Award for Science.    We are very pleased to announce that we have been re-accredited with the award! The silver mark acknowledges that the...

Y3 Kingfishers and Robins

Our Year 3 children have enjoyed a special brass workshop this week run by Eileen Taylor from the Trowbridge and District Youth Band. Every child had the opportunity to try out the various brass instruments and to experience how it would feel to be part of...

Silver School Games Mark Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Silver School Games Mark Award for the 2016-17 academic year! The School Games Mark is a government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to...

Activities Week June 2017

Our Year 4 Foxes, Crickets and Falcons have visited Oxenwood, and our Year 6 Stoats, Adders and Falcons have had a fantastic week at Plas at the same time this week. However, our children who couldn’t make the residentials have had a wonderful week of activities with...

Pam Jolley’s Singers

Newts and Robins were entertained in the last week of term with some wonderful singing.   Many of Ms Jolley's singing pupils were incredibly brave and sang solos in front of the year 3 classes. Mrs Dixon was so very proud of the performers and enjoyed the presentation...

Graffiti being created!

Thanks to Boyd for his fab graffiti workshop at our Community Event on Saturday – click here to view his video of the work being created using stencil designs and spraypainting them onto the boards.  The theme was Music and the children took it in turns to create a...

Y5 – African Dancing

This week we were in for a treat when we took part in an African-inspired dance workshop. Using the djembe drum as inspiration, we learnt part of a dance and even put our own spin on it. We learnt how to walk to a beat and strive some fantastic balances and moves.  We...

Composing with Year 4

  The Crickets and Foxes have increased their skills as composers this term. Working in groups they have taken part of the text from the BFG and composed a sound picture that supports the story. Carefully choosing different instruments they have constructed...

Y5 – African Drumming

Our Year 5 classes are becoming expert Djembe drummers this term. Eagles and Skylarks have learnt four different techniques to vary the sound that is produced on the drum and are able to respond to the different master drummer signals. We have all had lot of fun and...

Y5 – Steel Pans

Children in Year 5 have enjoyed teaching younger siblings and friends in the school how to play the steel pans. As well as giving a performance themselves that showcased their skills playing the steel pans they also became teachers . They were really excellent at...

World Book Day 2017

World Book Day is one of our favourite days of the school year, and this year our parents, children and staff really did pull out all the stops to make it one of the best ever! Below is a gallery of some of our favourite costumes - thank you to everyone for making...

Community Choir

We were very proud to launch the new Mead Academy Community Choir or MACC for short on a soggy Tuesday in January. There were a good number of us squeezed into the music studio and it was great to see folk from different sites come together. We gave Stevie Wonder a...

Latest Wicked Weather Watch newsletter

Wicked Weather Watch just shared their last newsletter of 2016 with us, and what a read! Since the last edition competition winners have been announced, the Polar Ocean Challenge was welcomed home and the team have been working incredibly hard to support schools in...

Not only did we have a fantastic day dressed in our spots raising money for Children in need but we had our first 'Fitness Friday.' It was a great success; the children, teachers and parents all enjoyed getting active and having fun!...

Fitness Fridays

The Sport Council have launched 'Fitness Friday' with the aim of increasing the amount of physical exercise children are doing and to boost learning power for the day ahead. We kicked it off to great success- it was wonderful to see so many children (and parents and...

David Hempleman-Adams to visit The Mead

On June 19th 2016, the Polar Ocean Challenge, led by David Hempleman-Adams, set off from Bristol in a boat called Northabout to circumnavigate the North Pole anticlockwise. David and the crew wanted to demonstrate that the Arctic sea ice coverage now shrinks back so...

We are 15!

On Thursday September 15th, we celebrated our 15th Birthday! All the children from both sites at Hilperton and Wingfield were joined by families and friends to mark our 15th year at The Mead. Our day started with a powerful song led by our own school choir, which got...

Y5 – Steel Pan Players

Children in Eagles and Skylarks will all be having the opportunity to learn the steel pans over the year. Our first groups have been amazing. So focused and incredibly hard working. Children have learnt to play a number of simple tunes which they are going to share...

An awesome start to our week

Stoats are very proud of Liana who played at the start of our Celebration Assembly this week. Children in the audience described the performance as 'magical', awesome', 'incredible' ,'amazing' and 'wonderful'. The whole school were spellbound as Liana played Chopin's...

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