Anti-Bullying Week 2017

November 13th to 17th is Anti-Bullying Week 2017.  It is a special week that we support and celebrate every year at Lawford Mead.

Last year we got involved with the #Standuptobullying campaign and pupils and staff all took pledges to do their part.  See last year’s gallery here.

This year the theme of the week is ‘All Different, All Equal’.  Children can buy wristbands for 50p at break and lunch from Thursday November the 9th so they can wear one during Anti-Bullying Week to show their support.

And, as always, we will be renewing our class anti-bullying contracts.  Children agree on a definition, a motto and then promises before all signing the contract to show that, together, we will tackle bullying in all its forms.

Watch this official video from the Anti-Bullying Alliance to find out more about the campaign we are supporting.  Leave a comment below saying what ‘All Different, All Equal’ means to you.

Mr P




Happy Half Term!

We have had a fantastic start to the year.  Children have been working so hard they have definitely earned a break!

The staff here at Lawford Mead would like to wish you all a fun and relaxing week with family and friends.

After half term we will be launching our new safe parking scheme in partnership with Chelmsford City Council.  Watch this space for more information and find out more by clicking on the image above.

See you on the 30th for more adventures in learning!

Mr P

Help At Harvest Time

We are still taking donations for the Chelmsford Foodbank. Thank you to all who have donated so far.

No one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why the Chelmsford Foodbank provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Find out more here.

Mr P


Sorry for the blurry photo, but our resident drummer was rocking so hard the camera struggled to focus!

We always like to have fun in our celebration assemblies and it is never more fun than when our talented rock star plays for us!

Fantastic too to hear the current total raised for Cancer Research UK by our Race for Life event…


Thank to all who have donated.  I’m sure that total will continue to rise over the weekend.  See photos of the event and information about donating here.

Well done everybody. Have a well-earned, relaxing weekend.

Mr P

Reflective role models

It’s not just the staff in their new hi-viz jackets who have been ‘reflective’ recently, our Year 6 role models always write very thoughtful and thought-provoking poems for our ‘reflection time’ at the end of assembly on Friday.

Here is the piece about friendship and team spirit that Rhys and Tameema read to us last week…thank you Year 6…


Ah, to be a friend.

To love, to care

To be kind to all you meet,

To be fair, a sensation equal to none,

Will make your life brighter than ever.


Ah, to be in a team,

To cheer on, to try hard,

To be kind to all with you,

To be supportive, a feeling better than any,

Will make your team a family stronger than all the others.


If you listen to this then all you will gain, is friends.





Today all the children will be going to CSAC to run the race for life and raise vital funds for Cancer Research. KS1 will be starting at 1:00 and KS2 will be running from 2:00. Please come along and support the children (and staff). We have already raised a huge amount and are so thankful for those of you who have donated. Every little helps. We will be collecting donations at the stadium or you can donate online at

Photos and an updated total will follow so keep an eye on our Highlights page!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Speak out. Stay Safe.

We had a visit from Buddy, the NSPCC mascot this week.  Buddy and his team taught us about trusted adults we can go to with worries and just in case,  the number for Childline, 0800 11 11.

Enjoy your weekend everyone and remember Buddy’s motto, “Speak out. Stay safe.”

Mr P



Art to be proud of…

Following the success of last terms Summer exhibition day and the fantastic art work which our children produced on their Summer art day, we have taken a small selection to County Hall in Chelmsford, where it will be on display for the rest of this half term. The exhibition is part of an ongoing “Art in Essex Schools” program run by Essex County Council and gives schools the opportunity to apply to use the exhibition space.  We are very proud of all of the artwork and received many positive comments from Essex County Council staff while we were putting the display up!

This exhibit is not open to the public unfortunately, but can you spot your masterpiece in these photos?

Thank you Miss Dearing and Mrs Gibbs for organising!

Mr P

Smart, smiling and ready to learn!

We were very excited to welcome the children back to school today.  They looked so smart and proud in their uniforms.

In assembly (after a uniform fashion show, obviously!) we reminded ourselves of our school values. Here is Mrs Wilson’s poem about integrity and below is the video Mrs Tuck showed us (about Liverpool’s historic ‘bounce back’ from 0-3 down), to illustrate resilience.

What value are you excited to show this year?  Leave a comment below.

Mr P



Summer Camp 2017

This year saw the first Lawford Mead Summer Camp. On Saturday 12th August 60 pupils came and joined in activities such as Pokemon hunting, team building, Muddy Adventures and singing round the fire before spending the night sleeping in tents on the school field. On Sunday, after breakfast,  more activities were held and a range of games and stalls for the parents to join in with. The pupils were all well behaved and continued to show our values of respect and resilience. Just want to say a huge thank you to all the staff and school volunteers who gave up their weekend to give the children this wonderful opportunity and a big thank you to the parents for joining in with the activities and the wonderful feedback we have heard so far.