New School Badge



In our school, we are getting a brand new badge! We have had our current school badge for ages and it is time for a change! School council have discussed their ideas to design a spectacular badge with an artist: Niall McGonagle. Two children from each class had a go at designing a badge from their point of view of what it should look like (to them). Here are some quotes from some teachers and young journalists!
What are your thoughts?

Mrs Waites :

“ I’m really excited for our new school badge because everyone has had their say; children, school governors and staff have contributed. It will represent our school values.”
Miss Marshall:

“I am excited because it will be a very positive change.”


“I am curious of what school council have designed and am looking forward to the official design.”


“I like the old one but it’s good to have a change and have a fresh design !”

India :

“I like our old one.”

“ I want to keep the old badge the same .”

Our school has actually had the current badge for about 10 years. Remember to look at the photos above.

By Elizabeth Boyle and Amber Allison.

Remembrance Day


100 years ago 24 young men, who lived in In Corby Glen, died during World War 1.This year you can go to Willoughby Art Gallery for more information about the 24 soldiers who died and men who took part as well. At Corby Glen School we are making something special to put outside of the school grounds to show our gratitude. If you want to see, it will be on show at Sunday 11th November.
We have interviewed some students:

Lizzy: “I think that Remembrance day is a respectful time to think about those soldiers who sacrificed their lives knowing that we will have a free country.”

Meredith: “ I think that Remembrance day is a peaceful time to be grateful to the ones that helped this country be what it is now.”

Amber: “ I think that Remembrance day is a nice celebration to remember those who gave their lives so we could live ours in freedom.”

What do you think about our plans for Remembrance Day?

By India

Greenfinch trip to Eyam

On Wednesday 5th September Greenfinch class went on a school trip to Eyam.

Eyam is famous for the plague because after the plague happened in London it spread to Eyam.  260 out of 350 people died of the plague in Eyam-  that’s 74% of the population!

On the trip they went to :

  • Eyam Museum
  • Eyam Church
  • Picnic areas

These are some of the comments that the children that went said :

Amber- ‘It was very scary because that’s where the plague happened.’

India- ‘It was tiring because we went on long walks to the boundary stone !’

Ruby- ‘It was enjoyable because we got to touch the vinegar in the boundary stone.’

The boundary stone was a meeting point where people from other villages would bring food to leave for the people of Eyam. The people of Eyam would place their money in the holes where the vinegar was placed. They thought the vinegar would get rid of the plague so acted as a disinfectant.

Elizabeth- ‘It was interesting because I learned a lot more facts about the plague.’

Written by Meredith


11 +

On Saturday 15th September and Saturday 22nd, over 2000 children did an important test to decide if they can go to a grammar school. Most of our year 6’s did this test at: KGGS, Kings, and Bourne Grammar. Amber commented: “I was full of tension waiting for the test date but when I got there I was completely relaxed.”

India reported: “I was feeling almost dead inside with anticipation for the test to begin!”

The tension heightens as the children await the results of the test! Everyone will get the results on 15th of October. Let’s hope for the best!

We interviewed some Y6s and these are their responses:

How did you feel?

Gabriel: “ Anxious because I wasn’t sure I would pass.”

Elizabeth: “I felt nervous and excited.”

Ruby: “Scared and joyful.”

Do you feel confident?

Gabriel: “I’m not sure.”

Elizabeth: “ I feel confident.”

Ruby: “Not really.”

Which school would you like to go to if you pass?

Gabriel: “Kings!”

Ruby: “KGGS!”

Elizabeth: “ KGGS!”

Amber: “Bourne Grammar!”

India: “ KGGS!”

Written by Amber and India