An extract from the July 2018 Red Kite Newsletter from Richard Sheriff, CEO of the Red Kite Learning Trust
"I have been very privileged to be invited to some tremendous events this year, there is not space here to do them justice so I will mention just one recent event that seemed to exemplify what we are about as a Trust. I was invited to watch Year 2 children at Coppice Valley Primary perform an open-air version of Midsummer Night's Dream on their school field. This did involve occasional dashes into the bushes for scene changes! However, much more importantly, one of the lead roles was taken by an awesome little girl who has the additional challenges as a performer, rather humbling to witness. It was a simply brilliant event in which these very young thespians delivered a convincing and highly entertaining version of one of Shakespeare’s most popular, but still complex, plays. Our ambition as a Trust is to deliver ‘excellence for all’ and this ambitious, challenging but inclusive performance is just the kind of thing that allows our young people to both achieve and enjoy success whilst building what John Drake, their Headteacher, likes to call their ‘learning power’. An inspirational event and one of many happening all the time across our Trust thanks to the talent, commitment and imagination of our staff. I look forward to more such events next year."
Not just mountain biking on our wonderful grounds with year 6, but an opportunity to work as a team, to coach one another, to build resilience and empathy and to take risks. Please have a closer look at our About Us section to see how we do things at Coppice Valley.