SET Maidstone & Causton School

Now we are settled into our final term of this academic year, our pupils are hard at work and enjoying a real variety of activities. Particularly beneficial is our lovely Forest School area, enjoyed by all ages on a Wednesday afternoon as part of our Enrichment offer, along with life skills and a variety of sports.

Have you heard the news that SET Causton School will be 70 years old in the autumn? 

We have had so many replies from former pupils; the response has been amazing. We’ve kindly been given an original newspaper, The Felixstowe Times, with a headline article on Causton’s opening which was by Uncle Mac. 

Do you remember Causton School opening, or were you one of the first children to attend the new school in 1951? If you have memories of the school to share and hopefully photographs too, please contact [email protected] or message us via our Facebook page @SETMandC. We are keen to create a display of everything at school and it will also be on our website.

If you are interested in a place at SET Maidstone & Causton School and would like to see how we can make a difference to your child’s future, email us for more information or to register your interest in our next open event: [email protected] 

Lucy Thompson, Head of School

Shine A Light Mask Trail Around Saxmundham

By SET Saxmundham School students for the Dora Love Project

Our Shine a Light mask trail around Saxmundham has over 25 businesses displaying masks that students have designed, decorated and painted. The trail runs until June 30, including half-term week to allow families to enjoy the trail.

Businesses in the town have been approached personally by the students and have been keen to display a specially designed board featuring one of the masks in their window.

Inspired by the past and to Shine a Light on people who help others in difficult situations, the mask trail also represents people who are helping others today, highlighting things that are relevant to us all. The students were inspired by many of the incredible people who shone out during the pandemic such as NHS key workers, shop workers, the fundraising efforts of Sir Captain Tom Moore and the work of Marcus Rushford supporting children living in food poverty.

The Shine a Light mask trail has been delayed due to lockdown but students are pleased that the trail they have created can play a part in attracting visitors to Saxmundham businesses.

The students have also produced a beautifully drawn map to help everyone find the masks and this has been distributed to local primary schools and is also available to pick up in many locations in the town.

Mrs S Thompson, a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant who has worked with the students on the project, said: “From the initial start of the project, our students have thought about and taken this beyond anyone’s expectation.” 

Dora Love Prize
Dora Love, a Holocaust survivor, spent much of her life raising awareness of the attitudes which made the Holocaust possible – intolerance, discrimination and outright hatred of those who are regarded as ‘different’ for whatever reason. Dora Love died on 26 October 2011 but the Dora Love Prize continues her work encouraging school children to campaign against these attitudes that are sadly still far too common. The Dora Love Prize is awarded each year for the best Holocaust awareness project by a school in the East of England. This year the Dora Love project is using the theme set by The UK Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, ‘be the light in the darkness’. 

All SET for Summer!
We are holding our Summer Open Evening (4.30-7pm) on Wednesday 9 June; this is either in-school at a ticketed event or via Zoom and followed by our drop-in sessions on Monday 14 June (9-10.30am) and Wednesday 16 June (2.30-4.30pm) when you can arrange to speak to a senior member of staff via phone or Zoom.

For more information and to register visit: www.saxmundhamschool.org.uk

Mrs Lizzie Girling, Head of School

SET Maidstone Infant School and SET Causton Junior School are part of Seckford Education Trust along with SET Beccles School, SET Ixworth School and SET Saxmundham School.

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