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November 2023

  • A thousand trees!

    Published 22/11/23

    This week we celebrated planting our 1000th tree in our fabulous grounds here at Saltergate since 2022.

    Our fantastic students, staff, parents and volunteers have planted an incredible 1,030 saplings around the school’s perimeter, which will in time grow into a wonderful ‘mini forest’ and hedgerow wilderness.  These areas are vitally important for creating habitats for a variety of wildlife, increasing biodiversity, along with helping to capture pollution.

    Our teacher, Mrs Jess Lovatt who took a lead on this project, has said: “Our pupils are passionate about helping the environment and were enthusiastic about getting involved. This project has also been fantastic in not only boosting nature and wildlife on our already very green site, but for the health and wellbeing of the students involved.”

    Headteacher, Mrs Hall, has praised the efforts of staff and children, adding “It has also been a lovely way for children to leave a lasting legacy at the school. We look forward to the children of Saltergate learning about all the trees and hedgerows we have planted, and seeing the changes across our school site as the years go by. We have thoroughly enjoyed this project and are so grateful for the opportunity for our students to connect with the nature around them here at Saltergate.”

    We would like to say a special thanks to the Woodland Trust, Orchards for Schools-Tree Council and Yorkshire Gardens Trust, whose generous donations have allowed us to reach this milestone.

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  • Verity Frearson Estate Agents

    Published 14/11/23

    From Verity Frearson:

    The festive season is just around the corner and we’re inviting local children to take part in our exciting Christmas challenge with the chance of winning a £100 Amazon voucher for themselves and £500 for their school! ⛄🎁

    We're calling all 4-11 year olds to showcase their artistic skills and create a design for a Verity Frearson Christmas card.

    Creative Tips:
    🖍Children should create a coloured design on a piece of white A4 paper (either portrait or landscape).
    🖍Colouring pencils, paint, crayons and felt tips may be used, but please do not stick added material onto the entry.
    🖍Although not essential, anything relating to Verity Frearson or houses would be great!

    You can either email your entry to with your name, age, school & contact details or drop your design into our office at Tudor House, 26 Albert Street, Harrogate, HG1 1JT.

    Entries close on Friday 1st December at 9am.

    We will choose our five favourites who will ALL receive a £100 Amazon Voucher for the child who drew it.

    These 5 designs will be shared on our social media pages and the design with the most likes (by midday on Monday 11th December) will win £500 for that child’s school.

    The winning design will be featured as part of our Christmas marketing campaign, on our social media channels and displayed in our Harrogate Showroom with the winner's name, age and school included.


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  • Walk to School Day - October 2023

    Published 09/11/23

    Last half term, we took part in the Zero Carbon Harrogate event - Walk to School Day! The wet weather didn't dampen our spirits - we were so proud of all of our families who parked a little further away, walked, cycled, or scooted to school this morning to help make a difference to the environment!

    We welcomed Pete from Your Harrogate Radio, Zero Carbon Harrogate and of course - the star of the show - Harry Gator from Harrogate Town AFC and Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation.

    Keep an eye on the Your Harrogate website and listen out for our very own Mrs Hall's interview. We had some student interviews too - these will be used to promote the next Walk to School Day in December.

    Thank you to everyone who joined us in getting absolutely soaked this morning - it was such a wonderful crowd and a fantastic way to start our Friday.

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  • Coehlo meets Coehlo!

    Published 09/11/23

    The fantastic Joseph Coehlo was in Harrogate last month as current children's laureate.

    One Little Word with Joseph Coelho at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival.

    We were so lucky to have two of our teachers attending the event - Mr Cliffe (Reading Lead) and Mrs Rudge, our own Coehlo teacher. Quite a few members of Coehlo class were there to meet their hero!

    The event was incredible, truly inspiring to both children and adult. Joseph Coehlo was very animated and captured the imagination of everyone in the room. We love that one of our Y2 classes are named after him - he is a fantastic inspiration to all of our children.

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  • Harrogate Hospital Radio - Design a Christmas Tree

    Published 09/11/23

    Last year one of our students won this fabulous competition with Harrogate Hospital Radio.

    We have been invited to enter more designs for Christmas 2024!

    The template is available below or from the office.

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November 2023