This week, year 7,8 and 9 students enjoyed their end of year outing to Bullswood Skirmish Paintball and Laser Tag. The students were geared up and went off into the forest to play against each others teams for 2 hours of game time. Fun was had by all and the kids were returned sweaty and happy at the end of the day 🙂
Last call for EFL courses in the summer! Greenfields EFL courses run during the summer school term and the summer holidays and in addition to those we have boarders at the school all year round who need entertaining! Here are a few recent photos taken on various outings. They include dance lessons, horse riding, archery, go-carting, cycling, canoeing, team building, trips to stately homes and castles, cookery, eating ice cream and lots more. Contact EFL manager on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
In the last week of April some of the boarders and students of Greenfields school took part in a sponsored mud run. The run was a cross country run through fields and forests and MUD and its purpose was to raise funds for the school’s PTA. Everyone finished sweaty and muddy but had lots of fun!
Here is the full article in the local newspaper
On his recent trip to Japan, Executive Head Teacher, Mr Jeff Smith of Greenfields School was intrigued to find out that Japanese children loved the idea of visiting the ‘home’ of Winnie-the-Pooh (or Pooh-San as they call him). Pooh San is a fictional teddy bear created by English author A. A. Milne and his adventures are based around the Ashdown Forest close to where Greenfields is located.
Mr Smith flew out to Tokyo in February to promote the school’s summer language program for children learning English as a foreign language at his Forest Row School
The English as a second language program has been running at the school for several years and was first set up as a summer camp, but now also runs at different times during the year in order to accommodate students who have breaks in their countries at other times of the year.
Greenfields School, which is an independent day and boarding school, offers foreign students boarding on site and the advantage of internationally recognised qualifications.
Mr Smith said: “The majority of the subjects the school teaches, are international GCSEs so for anyone who gets a certificate here in England it will be an international qualification so they can take it back to whatever country they’re from and it will be valid there as well.”
Mr Smith added during the visit he took inspiration from teaching methods abroad and how “everything ran like clockwork”.
“The people were incredibly caring and very proud of what they do and the place was very clean,” he said. “If you start looking vaguely lost, people come up to you and ask if you need help. It’s unreal.
“The impression people sometimes give you when they talk about Japan is that it’s so rushed but it’s actually less manic than England.
“If you go on the underground in London during rush hour, you feel stressed. Everybody looks so tense. In Japan it’s also busy, but it felt a lot calmer. You can tell people know what they’re doing and everything was coordinated, it was more relaxed.
On March 24th 2017 the children came to school armed with red noses and costumes in support of Red Nose Day (a nationwide charity fundraiser)
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This year, the Infant and Junior children came to school on book day dressed as their favourite book characters and happily spent the day reading extracts from their favourite books to eachother.
Using the Cambridge Curriculum in conjunction with the Study Technology, Greenfields has children from a very young age really enjoy reading and literacy.
SUMMER FUN EFL TIMETABLE 2017!
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|WEEK 1 – Sunday 4th June to Saturday 10th June|
|Sun 4th June||Arrival / Free Time||Arrival / Bluewater Mall||Arrival / Welcoming Evening|
|Monday 5th June||Study||Study||Cookery Lesson|
|Tuesday 6th June||Study||Study / Sport||Inside and Outside Games|
|Wednesday 7th June (full day)||London Tour (B.Palace, Big Ben & Parliament)||London Attraction / River Cruise||London Shopping|
|Thursday 8th June||Study||Study / Sport||In House Fashion Show (show your style)|
|Friday 9th June(half day)||Educational Outing / Wakehurst Place||Art / Assembly||DVD / Cinema Night|
|Saturday 10th Junefull day)||Brighton||Brighton & Sea Life Centre||Brighton Pier|
|WEEK 2 – Sunday 18th June to Saturday 24th June|
|Sunday 18th June (half day)||Arrival / Free Time||Arrival / Outside Games & Activities||Arrival / Welcoming Evening|
|Monday 19th June||Study||Study||Cookery Lesson / Forest Walk|
|Tuesday 20th June||Study||Study / Sport||Bowling|
|Wednesday 21st June (full day)||Hever Castle & Picnic||Hever Castle & Picnic||Inside and Outside Games|
|Thursday 22nd June||Study||Study / Sport||Visit an English Supermarket|
|Friday 23rd June(half day)||Educational Outing / East Grinstead Treasure Hunt||Art / Assembly||DVD / Cinema Night|
|Saturday 24th June (full day)||Cambridge||Cambridge||Cambridge|
|WEEK 3 – Sunday 25th June to Saturday 1st July|
|Sunday 25th June (half day)||Arrival / Free Time||Arrival / Bluewater Mall||Arrival / Welcoming Evening|
|Monday 26th June||Study||Study||Cookery Lesson / Bonfire Night|
|Tuesday 27th June||Study||Study / Sport||Forest Row Laser Tag|
|Wednesday 28th June (full day)||Thorpe Park (Theme Park)||Thorpe Park (Theme Park)||Inside and Outside Games|
|Thursday 29th June||Study||Study / Sport||Smith & Western (Ice cream in a Western restaurant)|
|Friday 30th June(half day)||Educational Outing / Wakehurst Place||Art / Assembly||DVD / Cinema Night|
|Saturday 1st July(full day)||London Tour (B.Palace, Big Ben & Parliament||London Attraction / London Eye||London Shopping|
|WEEK 4 – Sunday 2nd July to Saturday 8th July|
|Sunday 2nd July (half day)||Arrival / Free Time||Arrival / Tilgate Park||Arrival / Welcoming Evening|
|Monday 3rd July||Study||Study||Cookery Lesson/ Football Training|
|Tuesday 4th July||Study||Study / Sport||Forest Treasure Hunt|
|Wednesday 5th July||Brighton||Brighton & Sea Life Centre||Brighton Pier|
|Thursday 6th July||Study||Study / Sport||In House Fashion Show (show your style)|
|Friday 7th July (half day)||Educational Outing / East Grinstead Meet the locals||Art / Study||DVD / Cinema Night|
|Saturday 8th July (full day)||London Tour (Natural History Museum)||London Theatre||London Shopping|
|WEEK 5 – Sunday 9th July to Saturday 15th July|
|Sunday 9th July(half day)||Arrival / Free Time||Arrival / Crawley Mall||Arrival / Welcoming Evening|
|Monday 10th July||Study||Study||Cookery Lesson / Forest Walk|
|Tuesday 11th July||Study||Study / Sport||Bowling|
|Wednesday 12th July (full day)||London Tour (B.Palace, Big Ben & Parliament||London Attraction / Ripley’s Believe Me or Not!||London Shopping|
|Thursday 13th July||Study||Study / Sport||Smith & Western (Ice cream in a Western restaurant)|
|Friday 14th July(half day)||Archery and Team building at Blacklands Farm||Art / Study||DVD / Cinema Night|
|Saturday 15th July (full day)||Warwick||Warwick Castle||Warwick Castle|
|WEEK 6 – Sunday 16th July to Saturday 22nd July|
|Sunday 16th July (half day)||Arrival / Free Time||Arrival / Sheffield Park||Arrival / Welcoming Evening|
|Monday 17th July||Study||Study||Cookery Lesson / Bonfire Night|
|Tuesday 18th July||Study||Study / Sport||Forest Row Laser Tag|
|Wednesday 19th July (full day)||Chessington||Chessington||Inside and Outside Games|
|Thursday 20th July||Study||Study / Sport||Crate Challenge at Blacklands Farm / then Supermarket|
|Friday 21st July (half day)||Educational Outing / Chocolate Making Workshop||Art / Study||DVD / Cinema Night|
|Saturday 22nd July (full day)||Oxford Tour||Oxford University||Oxford|
WEEK 7 – Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th July
|Sun 23rd July(half day)||Arrival / Free Time||Arrival / Bluewater Mall||Arrival / Welcoming Evening|
|Monday 24thJuly||Study||Study||Cookery Lesson / Football Training|
|Tuesday 25th July||Study||Study / Sport||Inside and Outside Games|
|Wednesday 26th July (full day)||London Tour (B.Palace, Big Ben & Parliament)||Londo, River Cruise & St. Paul’s Cathedral||London Shopping|
|Thursday 27th July||Study||Study / Sport||Greenfields Theatre Company Play|
|Friday 28th July (half day)||Educational Outing / Wakehurst Place||Art / Study||Cinema Night East Grinstead|
|Saturday 29th July (full day)||Summer Fair at Greenfields||Summer Fair at Greenfields||Smith & Western + Bowling|
WEEK 8 – Sunday 30th July to Saturday 5th August
|Sunday 30th July (half day)||Arrival / Free Time||Arrival / Graduation||Arrival / Prom (over 14’s) / Cinema (under 14’s)|
|Monday 31st July||Study||National Trust Excursion / Sheffield Park||Bowling|
|Tuesday 1st August||Study||Hastings Tour||Hastings & Adventure Golf|
|Wednesday 2nd August||Study||Climbing at Blacklands Farm||Inside and Outside Games|
|Thursday 3rd August (full day)||London Tour / Greenwich||London Attraction / Greenwich Mean Time Picnic and Cutty Sark Ship||London Shopping|
|Friday 4th August||Study||Educational Outing / East Grinstead Treasure Hunt||In House Fashion Show (show your style)|
|Saturday 5th August (full day)||Brighton||Brighton – The Pavilion||Brighton Pier|
|WEEK 9 – Sunday 6th August to Saturday 12th August|
|Sunday 6th August (half day)||Arrival / Free Time||Arrival / Crawley Mall||Arrival / Welcoming Evening|
|Monday 7th August||Study||Bake an English Afternoon Cream Tea||Badminton|
|Tuesday 8th August||Study||Hampton Court Palace||Hampton Court Palace|
|Wednesday 9th August||Study||Crete Challenge & Team Building at Blacklands Farm||Forest Walk and Games|
|Thursday 10th August (full day)||London Tour (B.Palace, Big Ben & Parliament)||London Attraction / Tower of London||London Shopping|
|Friday 11th August (half day)||Study||Tully’s Farm Maze||Visit an English Supermarket|
|Saturday 12th August (full day)||Warwick Tour||Warwick Castle||Warwick|