Children attend film Premiere

Henley Montessori Primary was invited to participate in documentary. The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry recently received funding to create a documentary around the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. The documentary aimed to explore primary school children’s thoughts on their education. They explored five separate primary education approaches – Montessori, rural primary school, home education, independent preparatory and inner city primary school.

The documentary focused on one child from each school and their feelings about how their life in primary education has been so far. They came and filmed the school and their learning environment.

Students were asked a series of questions, such as ‘What do you enjoy about school?’, ‘What do you like about your teacher?’, ‘What would your ideal school be like?’, ‘What would you change about your time in school so far?’.

The film is part of the Coventry Mysteries cultural project was shown as part of that celebration in late June. The film was shown as part of the 2012 Olympic event on the ‘Big Screen’ outside the Coventry Transport Museum.

Patrice completes half marathon for Holli!

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Patrice breaks his 2 hour target and completes half marathon in 1hour 51 minutes. More information in the previous post.

To donate please send your cheques payable to “Merrydays Montessori” marking your envelopes “Running for Holli” Merrydays Montessori, Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley in Arden, B95 5JP.

Patrice runs for Holli

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On Sunday 26th September at 10.00 Patrice Legros, french teacher at Merrydays Montessori Nursery and Henley in Arden Montessori Primary school will be running a half marathon, 22km around Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

Patrice has chosen to use this opportunity to raise funds for specialist equipment to support the education of one of our primary pupils, Holli.

Holli was born 6 weeks premature following a stroke weighing just 3lb 4oz, as a result Holli developed Cerebral Palsy on the right side of her body, Epilepsy and she is partially sighted. Throughout all this, Holli is one of the happiest most determined little girls with an amazing passion for life. She attended the nursery since she was 2 years old, now nearly 5 years old she attends the primary school. She loves going to her Montessori school always arriving with lots of news and a smile.

Patrice ran his first half marathon (The Great North Run) 8 years ago , taking 2 hours 35 minutes. This time he is hoping to run it in 2 hours.

So far, he has raised over £300.00.

To donate please send your cheques payable to “Merrydays Montessori” marking your envelopes “Running for Holli” Merrydays Montessori, Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley in Arden, B95 5JP.