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St Augustine’s School in Kesteven Road, Stamford has a splash in heatwave



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As temperatures continue to hit record highs, a school is coming up with new ways for children to adapt their learning to the weather.

Staff and pupils at St Augustine’s School in Kesteven Road, Stamford, have found lessons to be a lot different in the heatwave.

On Tuesday, the decision was made to begin the school day earlier than normal to allow as many pupils as possible to be collected at 2pm, without missing learning time.

St Augustine's School in Stamford
St Augustine's School in Stamford

Children were asked to come to school in light, cool clothing, with a change of clothes to allow for 'water play and regular soakings'.

They were able to take part in a range of activities indoors and under the shade of the trees including reading, weaving, painting and poetry.

Headteacher Tina Cox said: "Our families have been brilliant, responding quickly to last minute changes, bringing spare clothes, paddling pools, hoses and sprinklers from home to help us keep their children cool.

St Augustine's School in Stamford
St Augustine's School in Stamford

Water-based activities were set up across the school's classroom and grounds, from foot spas in trays, sprinklers under the trees and a 'car wash' to paddling pools and iced face sprays.

Mrs Cox was delighted by how the school community remained positive.

St Augustine's School in Stamford
St Augustine's School in Stamford

She said: "Once again, school staff have pulled together quickly to respond to a national challenge, going above and beyond to ensure we continue to provide the best care and learning experiences for our pupils. I'm so grateful to all of my team, families and pupils for their efforts."



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