Bishop's Stortford's newest primary school shows off the 'Avanti way'
Bishop’s Stortford’s newest primary school opened its doors to the community on St George’s Day.
Avanti Meadows, which opened last September at St Michael’s Hurst, gave visitors an insight into its educational philosophy.
As part of the “Avanti experience” staff led a variety of activities including science experiments and arts and crafts. To mark Earth Day earlier in the week, children discussed how they could make the world a better place.
Parents and children also had the opportunity to join in with mindful yoga sessions and sample the vegetarian meals on offer from Avanti’s in-house caterer Govindas.
It is run by the Avanti Schools Trust, which is the sponsor of several state-funded Hindu faith schools across the UK. However, Avanti Meadows is a non-faith primary.
The trust will also run its two sister schools for families moving into Stortford Fields and St Michael’s Hurst: a new secondary called Avanti Grange, which will accept its first students in September, and a second primary to follow near Hoggate's Wood.
School head Cimone Brown said: “It was lovely to meet new families, including many in the last stages of moving to Bishop’s Stortford. Parents and children were able to have real insight into the learning that takes place here and our unique ethos – the Avanti way.
“The day was fantastic, with extremely positive feedback from parents. Many commented on not only our beautiful building and learning environment but also the passion of the staff and how happy our student ambassadors were.”
See https://avanti.org.uk/avantimeadows for more information about securing a school place and to book upcoming tours.