School Games Gold Award

September 7th, 2017

What a great start to the school year!


Achieving the Gold Award shows all of the hard work everyone put into sport at Avening Primary School last year. Thank you to the Active Council who took such an important role in planning our sports. The new Active Council has been chosen and we will have our first meeting soon.

Sports Morning

July 5th, 2017

Sports Morning took place in glorious sunshine and everyone was able to enjoy some friendly competition for the house shield. All pupils took part in a variety of events and gained points for their house which Mrs Sollis was busy calculating. As well as individual events their were team relays and the ‘steeplechase’. Well done to our winners this year-Mars!

A huge thank you to Mrs Wilkinson for organising the morning and all of the staff for helping to set everything up. Another huge thank you must go to the parents who helped the events run smoothly; the children were only able to have such an enjoyable time thanks to your efforts.

Well done to the parents who took part in their ‘steeplechase’ race, their was a lot of water flying about and a few dubious tactics! However, everyone seemed to be having as much fun as the children which was great to see!

Cheltenham Cricket Festival

July 4th, 2017

Some of the Hawks and Owls were able to visit Cheltenham to watch the County Championship match between Gloucestershire and Glamorgan. Between the opportunities to watch professional cricketers they also had the chance to test the speed of their bowling and enjoy some coaching. Luckily the rain held off and everyone was able to enjoy the day.

Improving their batting skills!

Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Fun at the cricket!


DIY SOS Big Build Day 6

June 18th, 2017

It was Father’s Day today, but that didn’t stop lots of dads (and lots of mums) from turning up to work at the Big Build today. It was extremely hot, and people were busy inside and outside working in sweltering heat.

There was great excitement in the afternoon when Princess Anne turned up to have a look at the build. Mum was helping to paint a fence when she turned up, and she asked her what she was doing; “Painting a fence,” replied my mum. Then she was taken on a tour of the house, followed by going to meet some of the Best for Ben committee members. She also met Ella and Liv, but they weren’t allowed past the tea tent and after Princess Anne had left, Mark (from DIY SOS) told Ella to go away very quickly in case she saw anything!

The crane is arriving again tomorrow, so we’re looking forward to watching that again.

Annie and Eddy

We’re going on a bear hunt….

June 18th, 2017

It was extremely hot on Saturday, but that didn’t deter over a hundred families from Avening and beyond from going on a bear hunt around the village. Bears of all shapes and sizes were placed around the village, including a DIY SOS Builder Bear. The winners of the most popular bear were James and Issy with Peter Paw and Tinkerbear, and the wnner of the  favourite name category was Richie McClaw. Eddy won the prize draw of ‘Tea for Two’ at The Bear in Rodborough, and Oscar won a cuddly bear for second place.

We hope to have raised lots and lots of money with this event. A huge thank you to the wonderful members of FOAS for putting on this fantastic event.


DIY SOS Big Build Day 3

June 15th, 2017

It’s been a couple of busy days here in the Sunground. Yesterday, we met Billy the Electrician. He’s a Tottenham fan, but don’t hold that against him, he was still really lovely!


Today, me and Sophie were helping our mums in the tea tent. We were serving teas, coffees, cold drinks and cakes to all of the  people working on site. It was fun and interesting to meet lots of new people.

It’s going to be an exciting day tomorrow as the crane is coming back to move a bridge into the back of the garden! Also, Mrs Sollis, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Amos are coming to our house for a cup of tea so they can see what’s going on and have a nose around!!! I wonder if Mrs Sollis will talk to Billy about Spurs?

By Annie

DIY SOS The Big Build- Day 1

June 13th, 2017

When we got home from school, it was overwhelming to see so many people on our estate. There was an enormous blue crane parked outside, lifting things right over the top of our house!


We saw loads of people coming in and out, including all the people from DIY SOS. It was really exciting!


At about seven o’clock, the crane started to be put away. We watched it for ages, sat on the swing seat. Who’d have  thought watching a crane could be so interesting?

By Annie and Eddy

Kwik Cricket

June 12th, 2017

The Cricket Team took part in the tournament at Cirencester Cricket Club today. It was a super day of matches with some great skills on show. Some accurate bowling was supported by some spectacular catching and expansive batting. It was really pleasing to see the team support and encourage each other so well helping them to reach the quarter finals.

Avening School Cricket Team

DIY SOS comes to Avening

June 12th, 2017
The day before the build

At 7.30am on the Sunground it was getting busy with scaffolding lorries and lots of DIY SOS vans roaring outside. After school  it was even busier-more lorries and more vans; on the hill, fencing, building materials and machinery were lying around, portaloos and cabins everywhere. The DIY SOS Big Build starts tomorrow. It’s very exciting!

By Annie

Cheltenham Science Festival

June 7th, 2017
The Hawks enjoyed their inspiring trip to Cheltenham Science Festival. Everyone got to experience some fantastic exhibits and learnt such a lot. A brilliant talk about body part was entertaining and informative. We even saw Evie’s winning entry to the inventor competition! A full gallery of pictures are on the school website.

Science in Action!

Teamwork in Science!

Lots of activities!

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