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Latest news

Rotary Visit

Mr Fox, Amy, Jen and Kelly have been hard at work preparing the bottles for the Eco Greenhouse.  The frame is now in place and we are hoping it will be built by October half term.

Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to our school tag rugby team for their masterful performance at the Tibshelf Tag Rugby Megafest!

Also, well done to our girls football team who secured third place at the Shirebrook tournament - we are very proud of you all!

Harvest Festival

On Friday 5th we held our annual Harvest Festival event. Thank you to all of our children, parents, carers and those in the community who supported us. Your donations will make a big difference to the most vulnerable in our community.

Food for Life &
Chatsworth Partnership

Blackwell has officially achieved the Bronze Award for Food for Life.  We have worked very hard to improve our awareness and opportunities for pupils to learn all about food, where it comes from and how to maintain sustainability.

We will now be working hard towards our Silver Award.  To do so, we have established a link with Chatsworth House and Farm Park - more information about this exciting partnership will follow soon! 

Volunteers needed

It is always great to see parents and grandparents in school. If you have time and would like to support the children with reading, swimming or on trips, then please contact us. We would love to use your many talents and give you the opportunity to share your skills and experiences with our children.

Tesco Bags of Help - WINNERS!

Thanks to all of your help in our school community and in Blackwell village, we won first place in the final voting for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme!  This means the school will receive £4,000 which we will be using to create a STEM lab in Mrs Gardner's old classroom.

The STEM room has now been decorated (many thanks to Mrs Boswell and Mrs Menzies for their painting skills!) and furniture delivered - a big thank you to Mr Earl and the Costain group for their generosity.  Thank you also to HW Martin who gave their time and a van for us to collect our new furniture.


The NSPCC visited Blackwell to run workshops and a special assembly for all the children in school, on the theme of "Speak Out, Stay Safe".  Thank you for coming to see us - we had a great time!