A week in the life of Kenyngton Manor primary school, Sunbury, Surrey

19th January 2001 at 00:00
Conservation and community might be this school's motto. For it has won awards for being environmentally friendly and opens its doors to children and adult clubs after school, with something on almost every day of the week. Headteacher Maggie Ennis says: "We are a very caring school and raise money for many charities." Last year the 400 pupils won an environmental award from the local council for collecting things for recycling. The school also has a conservation area, with a pond and hide for watching wildlife, developed with help from the PTA. At Christmas the children, aged three to 11, raised more than pound;100 for the NSPCC, and they also raise money annually for Shooting Star, a children's cancer charity.

The school is housed in a former secondary school building and so has a large gym, a hall, and facilities for art and design technology, computing and drama. The space isused for clubs such as keep fit, martial arts, line dancing, gymnastics (started by a former pupil) and even wedding receptions. At Christmas, the school put on two musicals; the script and music for the junior performance were written by the teachers. The 300-seat hall was packed.

Snaps by junior co-ordinator Andrew Fosker Handy part: Nicola Draper and Leon Gordon in role play.

Winners in their division of the Spelthorne league: (back row) Chris Southam, Mathew Sexton, David Voneshen, Ryan Williams, Tom Millard; (front row) Tom Chadwick, Shane Lucas, Ryan Bell, Jamie Reynolds

Book buster: Primrose Bettis and Nicole Forget in the nursery book area

Monkey business: Lee Joliffe in a Theatre in Education project

Make mine a cone: not the dunce's cap but a play about environmental issues

Ingenious feat: Kelsea Wall and her sock puppet monster


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