Rotary Dictionary 4 Life

Rotary Dictionary 4 Life

Rotary Dictionary 4 Life 2017

On 5 July President Richard Gage, Clifton Ibbett and Leigh Brewin presented 128 Dictionaries for Life to Year 6 pupils of King's Oak Primary who are moving on to Upper schools in and around Bedford.

King’s Oak Primary became the largest primary school in Bedfordshire in September 2014 growing from a lower school of 358 to over 900 children with 152 staff.   Mrs England has been Headteacher since September 2011.

The school has undergone extensive refurbishment over the years and there are still building works taking place today.  We are very fortunate and have a purpose made Food Technology room complete with Chef, specialist Art room, Science Laboratory and with extensive grounds create our forest school.

Children are valued at King’s Oak Primary; they are happy, confident, proud of their environment and are offered a varied inclusive curriculum to suit all needs. In order to give children a rich and broad experience we offer many different extra-curricular activities.  Our aim is for our children to transition from Primary to Secondary school well prepared and have the skills to deal with challenges that may lay ahead.

Rotary Dictionary 4 Life 2016

Pupils from Milton Ernest Lower School already know big words like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. But now they've all got a brand new dictionary they'll be able to learn even more.


All 64 youngsters at the school were presented with a Dictionary 4 Life by Michael Lennox, President of the Rotary Club of Bedford Castle whose members are backing the world- wide project.

'You could see by their faces how exited they were to be given a new book,' said Head Teacher Lisa Virnuls.  'We were very pleased to have been chosen.  Children have to be good at grammar, spelling and language in general in spite of the fascination of social media and our teachers will be expecting plenty of new words coming their way.'

The pupils gave a recital on the history of language to parents, teachers and Rotarians who gathered at Milton Ernest Village Hall for the presentation. Then they took to the stage to let rip with the best known song from Mary Poppins.

The main picture shows Michael Lennox with, from the left, Ava Crawley, Daniel Ross and Luke Muldowney.

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