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Snowsfields is a School for Success for a second year in a row!

Outstanding achievements of Snowsfields Primary School recognised by the Mayor of London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has celebrated the outstanding performance of Snowsfields Primary School in Southwark with an awards ceremony.

Snowsfields Primary School was honoured for its work to reduce educational inequality and achieve exceptional results for children who were previously behind in their studies, at a Schools for Success awards ceremony.

The Schools for Success programme was created by the Mayor in 2017 to improve the support given to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme recognises primary and secondary schools that ensure strong progress for their lowest attaining pupils, has a strong overall performance and shares their work with other schools.

The ceremony was hosted on Friday September 27th by Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare Joanne McCartney.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate the staff of Snowsfields Primary School for their excellent work. Schools for Success was created to celebrate the difference that teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and governors are making every day to support children and reduce inequalities, and this school’s inclusive and supportive learning environment is a great example of this. London has the best schools and teachers in the country, and by working together we can make sure that no young Londoner is left behind.”

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Consultation – Robert Browning to join The Bridges Federation

For the last 12 months we have been working in partnership with Robert Browning Primary School as part of a soft federation. We are now consulting all staff, parents and children about whether Robert Browning should join us in a hard federation.

Please find attached the consultation documents.

Federation consultation document 2019

Federation consultation letter 2019

Federation consultation timeline

Year 5 Make a SPLASH!!!!!

On Tuesday 16th July, after many weeks of tireless rehearsals, Year 5 at Snowsfields and Tower Bridge, and Year 3 and 4 from Robert Browning performed wonderful songs and dances at Southwark Splash.

Southwark Splash is a wonderful experience for the children. Not only do they receive specialist tutoring in singing and dancing, but they also perform at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank.

We are all so proud of their achievements!

Tower Bridge helping to reduce air pollution

Laura Neuveglise, Deputy Headteacher, has been working with pupils and the council and secured funding to install a green screen along the boundary with Tower Bridge Road.

Pupils at Tower Bridge Primary School kicked off the campaign with Councillor Richard Livingstone, Cabinet Member for environment, transport management and air quality.

He visited the school’s new green screen which protects the playground from emissions outside.

You can read the full report in the Evening Standard by clicking on the following link:

Evening Standard article 

The Kid Who Would Be King!

Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

The cast were joined by children from both Snowsfields Primary School & Tower Bridge Primary School, dressed as mini-knights of old in special armour featured in the film. One noble child was even lucky enough to be knighted by Sir Patrick Stewart!

Emma Flanagan, Assistant Head Teacher of Tower Bridge Primary School commented ‘It’s such a lovely opportunity for the children to be here, especially as it’s only a stone’s throw away from our schools. It’s really special for us to feel part of the film!’

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Christmas in London Bridge arrives with a festive flourish

On November 29th Team London Bridge hosted the annual London Bridge Christmas Carols and Lantern Parade, marking the start of Christmas in the area.

The event was in collaboration with longstanding partners London Bridge City, Potters Fields Park Management Trust, Network Rail and the stars of the show: Tower Bridge and Snowsfields Primary Schools from The Bridges Federation
 As the Snow Queen and Angel accompanied the lantern parade along the riverside and across Tooley Street, the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Catherine Rose, led the children in counting down the switch-on of the Christmas tree lights at Potters Fields Park, Hay’s Galleria and London Bridge Station.
Stopping at each location for rousing renditions of some favourite carols, the children proudly displayed their hand-made lanterns created with local artist Helen Harrison from Arts Desire and funded by Potters Fields Park Management Trust. 
The evening was brimming with community spirit, seeing local businesses Hotel Chocolate and Pret a Manger contributing delicious festive treats and hot drinks to warm up the crowds. On arriving at London Bridge Station the children were delighted to see Santa, his elves and Hamley’s Bear waiting for them to launch the seasonal display beside the Tooley Street entrance.
Along with the opening of Christmas by the River in London Bridge City on the same evening, this years’ festive season has now truly started in London Bridge.
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Remembrance Day 2018

To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One, every pupil in the school made a poppy to display around our portraits of Walter Tull and Albert McKenzie.

They learned more about the heroic efforts of these young men and how they were among the hundreds of thousands who lost their lives at a young age.

The children were told of why we now wear poppies as a sign of remembrance.