Thousands of Pontefract Kids Took Part in the Cross Country Challenge

May 24, 2021 1:15 pm

Around 3500 children in Pontefract put their best feet forward to take part in the Trust’s first Cross Country Challenge competition.  Each child raced against their individual class mates along a designated track to adhere to social distancing rules.  Key Stage 1 children ran 800 metres and Key Stage 2 children ran 1200 metres. At…

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Halfpenny Lane Primary School Raise £400 for The Prince of Wales Hospice

May 24, 2021 1:14 pm

More than 400 children at Halfpenny Lane Primary school bounced into school last week with big smiles on their faces as they celebrated their non uniform day.  The special day took place to raise money for Pontefract Academies Trust’s chosen local charity for the year:  “The Prince of Wales Hospice.” Each child was encouraged to…

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Pontefract Academies Trust Invests £90,000 into Outdoor Learning and Play

May 24, 2021 1:14 pm

Pontefract Academies Trust is delighted to announce that they have invested around £90,000 into outdoor learning facilities for Halfpenny Lane and The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School. Children and staff are now able to take advantage of state of the art playground equipment which includes planting areas, den making apparatus and textured multi…

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Pontefract Academies Trust Support Children’s Mental Health Week

February 3, 2021 1:24 pm

Pontefract Academies Trust has been embracing Children’s Mental Health Week and encouraging all their students to find activities that help them feel good about themselves whether that be art, drama, exercise or music. The schools will be following the Place2Be’s theme of ‘Dress to Express’ this week and all students and staff will be taking…

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Pontefract Academies Trust Donate to Pontefract Food Bank  

January 29, 2021 1:19 pm

More than 500 teachers and staff from Pontefract Academies Trust are collecting tins of food and urgent items to donate to the Pontefract food bank.  The Trust are pleased to be able to help them continue their phenomenal work of helping those needing support especially the increased numbers during the pandemic. Pontefract Food Bank which…

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