A group of children from The Sir John Colfox Academy, Bridport Primary, Brdport St Mary’s and Burton Bradstock schools came together on Saturday evening to serenade Bridport’s Mayor at the annual Beating the Bounds day.
The schools have just converted into the Minerva Learning Trust which encourages them to work collaboratively. This provides them with great opportunities to improve the learning experiences of all children at the schools.
Newly appointed Executive Principal, Kay Taylor said ‘ The Minerva Learning Trust brings our schools much closer together, allowing our teachers and leaders to create exciting learning journeys from the start of our children’s primary schooling to the end of their secondary education’.
She pointed out that Bridport’s Trust differed from many of the academy chains across the country because it was not reliant on an external sponsor. Instead, the Trust is governed by people from the Bridport area with a wide range of educational, financial and leadership skills who are all dedicated to caring for and enriching the life chances of all the children in the Trust. While each school will retain its own identity and unique characteristics, close links to the local community remains a key aim for all the schools.
The Mayor of Bridport, Sandra Brown, herself a Trustee of the Minerva Learning Trust thanked the children for their wonderful singing.
Mrs Taylor went on to explain, ‘The Minerva choir is just one example of how our schools will collaborate more closely together in sports, arts and cultural activity over the coming years’.