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Welcome to Easterside Academy

"Giving the Chance to Shine"

Overseas Links

At Easterside Academy we have strong links with a number of schools in Gambia.

In Year 5 and 6 pupils write letters to pupils within an identified school in Gambia and receive beautiful, handwritten letters back. As part of this correspondence the pupils and staff also get to learn about the children’s lives in Gambia and the many issues they can face. This is illustrated to pupils at Easterside Academy through regular visits from Mrs Taylor who visits both our school and the schools within Gambia.

We have also helped to raise money for equipment for schools within Gambia e.g. rubbers and dictionaries, as well as donating our own ‘old’ equipment to schools in Gambia e.g. books, tables, chairs, climbing frame etc. These are taken over to Gambia in large containers and pupils across the school are given the opportunity to see them make that journey as well as in situation in schools in Gambia through the use of photographs.

Some photographs of one of the schools in Gambia.

School 1       School 2   School 4    Vision    Children   Children 2

Recent Letters from Gambia

Here are some of our children reading their letters and also some examples of the letters our pupils have received recently from Gambia. Each child receives one individually to respond to.

Reading 1         Reading 2      Reading 3

 

Latest News

KS1 Open Morning

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Year 3 and 4 Open Morning

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Upcoming Events

Dec
18
Mon
12 Days of Christmas – Attendance Initiative @ Easterside Academy
Dec 18 all-day

Children in school will have the opportunity to win Christmas prizes each day over this 12 day period.

If your child has been in school for the full 12 days their name will be entered into a draw for a huge Christmas hamper!

Dec
19
Tue
12 Days of Christmas – Attendance Initiative @ Easterside Academy
Dec 19 all-day

Children in school will have the opportunity to win Christmas prizes each day over this 12 day period.

If your child has been in school for the full 12 days their name will be entered into a draw for a huge Christmas hamper!

KS 1 Christmas Performance @ Easterside Academy
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
20
Wed
12 Days of Christmas – Attendance Initiative @ Easterside Academy
Dec 20 all-day

Children in school will have the opportunity to win Christmas prizes each day over this 12 day period.

If your child has been in school for the full 12 days their name will be entered into a draw for a huge Christmas hamper!

KS2 Christmas Performance @ Easterside Academy
Dec 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
21
Thu
12 Days of Christmas – Attendance Initiative @ Easterside Academy
Dec 21 all-day

Children in school will have the opportunity to win Christmas prizes each day over this 12 day period.

If your child has been in school for the full 12 days their name will be entered into a draw for a huge Christmas hamper!