Langney 5 Oakwood Ac. 1 An outstanding team performance resulted in a win for our football team in the first round of the Collings Cup. They all played with fantastic desire and if it was not for Oakwood goalkeeper who made save after save, the scoreline could of been a lot more. Team Langney await the winners of Willingdon or St Johns Meads in the next round.
On a dull and breezy afternoon this week, nine boys represented the school at the Cross Country Championships held in Hampden Park. Thirteen schools took part (120 runners), with the aim to complete two laps of a muddy course with an overall distance of of two miles. The boys excelled, with notable performances from Tayo who finished an amazing 2nd and Oliver who last year came 89th but this year with experience behind him finished the race in 14th. Both boys go on to represe
Langney Boys football team played Polegate Primary in a friendly on Thursday afternoon and we won the match 4-0. We remain unbeaten in 5 games this season and our next fixture is against Oakwood Academy in the Collings Cup.
Joseph Frederick Aukett was born in Eastbourne on 25 February 1897 and joined the 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, at the start of the First World War. He remained with that regiment until the battle of Arras, where he died on 3 May 1917. One hundred years later, his great niece, sculptor Elisa Funnell, created a statue at her home in Canada to honour Joe’s memory. On Friday 10 November, Elisa was joined by fellow members of Joe’s family, representatives of the Royal Sus
Remembrance week has truly been a week to remember for Year Five! We were fascinated to learn about Joseph Aukett and explored elements of his life through a short biography and a range of sources including his birth certificate and the 1911 Census. We were honoured to meet the sculptor Elisa Funnell, the great niece of Joseph Aukett, who has created a memorial to Joe. Her work inspired the children to create their own sculptures representing elements of the war and we are pr
Our Year 3 and 4 pupils were explorers this week as they were introduced to some fascinating objects from the First World War. The objects all linked to innovations of the war era, such as a packet of vegetarian sausages, diaries and photographs of early aviators, a plaque from the tank that was presented to Eastbourne as a thank you for funds raised, and improvements that were made to uniforms. The children were very inquisitive and asked some fantastic questions. They were
On Tuesday, our Reception and Year 1 pupils braved the rain to meet members of Blue Watch, who very kindly came to talk to us about the work they do. The children had great fun climbing up into the fire engine and learning about how fire fighters help to keep us safe.
The Town Hall is home to a special group of plaques showing all the names of those who lost their lives during the First World War. On Wednesday, children from each of the year 3, 4, 5 and 6 classes visited the plaques to lay wreaths for Nelson Victor Carter VC and Joseph Frederick Aukett. And therein lies a problem! Although the website stated that Joe's name was among those on the plaques we discovered that it isn't. We realised that, although Nelson has several memorials a
On Thursday, children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 visited several sites related to Nelson and Joe along the seafront. We visited Nelson's plaque at the Redoubt Gardens, then looked at the Royal Sussex Regiment statue and the War Memorial, before seeing where Nelson lived before the First World War and where both Nelson and Joe were born. We saw that there are a lot more important places for Nelson around the town and thought this is probably because he was awarded the Victoria Cr
To mark Remembrance Week reception classes have had a range of exciting visits from people who help us. On Monday, we had fun learning about how the police keep us safe and we even got a chance to try on some real police hats and vests. On Tuesday, we had a visit from a community nurse. To top it all off a real fire engine turned up in our front playground! The firefighters let us get inside it and explore all the special equipment, it was FANTASTIC.