Year 6 finished off a wonderful day of adventure with some time around the campfire.  They enjoyed s’mores and spending time with their classmates.  We’re trying not to get too jealous back at Thomas Buxton!

Year 6 Adventure Island

Last Friday, the Year 6 pupils visited Adventure Island in Southend to celebrate their hard work and mark the end of their time at primary school.

The pupils had an amazing time and built upon the resilience and bravery they developed whilst at residential back in October. It was fantastic to see children encouraging each other and supporting one another to be brave and have a go!


Year 6 Interfaith Week: London Buddhist Centre Visit

Today, the Year 6 pupils visited the London Buddhist Centre on Roman Road to learn more about the Buddhist faith. On entering, pupils noted the calm and relaxing garden which featured a water fountain and the friendly atmosphere.

I learnt that Buddhists don’t worship Gods but instead worship people who are Enlightened. To be enlightened you must be the most positive version of yourself that you can be. Maliha

The meditation was really enjoyable because I was able to calm myself down and relax. The sounds of the bell were made the experience calming and surreal. Ibrahim


BMX Show at Thomas Buxton

This morning TBP was visited by Matti Hemmings, a professional flatland BMX rider and 3 x Guinness World Record holder. He and his partner Andrew performed an amazing display of stunts and tricks which wowed the children from Nursery to Year 6. Matti was impressed with the effort the children have been making to travel sustainably into school and reminded them to wear helmets and high-visibility clothing.

‘I’m inspired to cycle more after seeing Matti’s tricks!‘ – Year 5 pupil

Bling your bike!

Wow Thomas Buxton! The Junior Travel Ambassadors were blown away by the effort pupils made in decorating their bikes and scooters for the Bling your bike competition. Here are some of the entries below. The winner will be announced during assembly on Friday.

The Big Pedal

Today was the first day of the two week Big Pedal challenge and according to the data collected by the Junior Travel Ambassadors, over 280 pupils and staff walked, cycled or scooted into school today! This is a great start and hopefully these numbers will continue to rise as the challenge continues.

The JTAs chose their first ‘Golden Padlock’ winner:

Remember that data will be collected every day and entered into the national Big Pedal competition. On Wednesday it is ‘Bling your bike/scooter’ and prizes will be awarded for the ‘best-dressed’ bicycle, scooter or skateboard. The theme is Spring/Summer. We look forward to seeing your entries!