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Primary School Enrichment Fund 2019 update – Moulsecoomb Primary School

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We continued our funding of Moulsecoomb Primary School for the third year of our Enrichment Grant, which enables two East Brighton schools to deliver activities and trips which enhance the pupils' educational experience. Directors also voted unanimously this summer to extend the grant for a further three years.

2019 has been a tough year for Moulsecoomb Primary School which is currently fighting an order from the Department of Education to become an academy. Moulsecoomb Primary is a central part of the local community, providing a vital education to children in one of the poorest parts of our city, in which many families face a multitude of challenges, and playing host to a wide range of clubs and groups, such as the Brighton Table Tennis Club which moved into the school this year.

Thanks to the Enrichment Grant the following activities were all able to take place this year – some were fully funded and some partially funded by the grant. All of us at East Brighton Trust have been delighted to see the funds go such a long way in enriching pupils educational experience outside of their day-to-day lessons.  

The school got in touch to tell us: “Without this grant the pupils would not be able to go on so many of these visits because of the cost of coaches / entry fees.   The grant we receive is very much appreciated as this gives our pupils new and enriching visits.

Thank you all so much”

Year 3 trip to Middle Street Synaogue

“Year 3 enjoyed a trip to the Middle Street Synagogue to accompany their learnings about the Jewish religion.  The students enjoyed every part, from the bus ride to town, to a scavenger hunt around the Synagogue to become acquainted with symbols of Judaism.  Because of the grant money, these students were able to pay for a personal tour that included hands-on exposure to historic scrolls and a shofar (Jewish horn used in high-holiday ceremonies) and were able to learn about and experience a Shabbat ceremony.  This included traditional Challah bread bought in London and juice (representing the wine used traditionally).  The students came back to school buzzing about their experience.”

Moulsecoomb Primary School Synagogue visit group

Year 2 Enrichment Week – July 2019

“Having the East Brighton Trust grant was absolutely fabulous as it gave us the extra money we needed for our end of Key Stage One enrichment week. Our aim was to create a week of opportunities for our pupils which allowed them to experience something out of the ordinary. The money was mainly used to fund a trip to London to see Aladdin on stage in the West End. This was an experience that none of our pupils had been given before and they really enjoyed it. It gave us the opportunity to show them parts of London which they had only seen in photographs and opened their eyes to the world of theatre, dance and music. The pupils came away amazed by the show and memories which will last a life time.”

The photos at the bottom of this post show a display board inspired by the trip. Pupils considered how they would spend their three wishes if they were lucky enough to meet a genie.

The following visits took place during the Academic Year –

  • Herstmonceux Observatory
  • Visit from Planetarium
  • Boulders, Portslade, Brighton
  • Brighton Synagogue
  • Brighton Seafront
  • Legoland, Windsor
  • Visit from Reptiles
  • Washbrook Farm
  • Brighton Sea Life Centre
  • Seven Sisters
  • 2 year groups visited - Natural History Museum
  • i360 visit and Brighton Seafront
  • 2 year groups visited the Brighton Pavilion
  • Brighton Museum
  • Horrible Histories at Brighton Dome
  • Laserzone Brighton
  • Brighton Police Cells
  • Hastings Visit

“We also have a Year 6 Residential taking place June 2020 to Hindleap Warren Outdoor Centre which parents will be contributing to, the rest of the fees will be paid from the Enrichment Grant.”

Moulsecoomb Primary School Aladdin 1

Moulsecoomb Primary School Aladdin 3

Moulsecoomb Primary School Aladdin 6