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15/07/19

Thank you to all the parents and carers for coming along and supporting our first ever Sports Day! We hope you had as much fun as we did https://t.co/Ra6mf99Vla

08/07/19

Not every school has its own unique handmade coin - but thanks to a creative parent , we do! Thank you to Mike for creating this wonderful piece of art for our school https://t.co/KNMS4LjI8z https://t.co/UpFihXoLR7

05/07/19

This week our Reception children have been really enjoying bug hunting out in our wild area! They have been creating tally charts to show which bugs they have seen most, drawing pictures and writing about them 🐛🦋🐞🐜 https://t.co/HLgqmnqNKB

27/06/19

A reminder that we are closed today for pupils. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday! https://t.co/Xf61Nmjwjv

07/06/19

Poppies have been learning and retelling the story "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" this week, with actions too! https://t.co/ZgQSmye0LF

04/06/19

We would like to wish all our families and friends a very happy and peaceful Eid! https://t.co/TyZEO0ofQK

24/05/19

Well done and , what a great video! https://t.co/ooT58vETpT

20/05/19

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Schools of thought: can mindfulness lessons boost child mental health? | Society | The Guardian https://t.co/tDeJ3YPETF

15/05/19

Retweeted From Kate Smith

“I am strong. I am resilient. I have stamina. I’VE GOT THIS!” Our mantra, followed by high fives and hugs as we started today. https://t.co/krHp1ckF5s

13/05/19

Retweeted From Martin Matthews

Any chance of a retweet? Go on - send a teacher (or head teacher) a thank you card. Its free! https://t.co/gPuKltnzsD

13/05/19

Check out the original art work of our logo with our values kindly donated (time/energy/resources) by one of our Dads!! Inspired by the Didcot Hoard. A massive thank you Mike 🙏 We 💖 it! https://t.co/jXNAafMhEO

13/05/19

Happy - our winners this week have been showing https://t.co/7uKqBa4Alo

12/05/19

Come & join our lovely team as a TA| https://t.co/ZyC8qnPW9Q

10/05/19

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Are you coming to the VbE International 2019 Conference? FRIDAY 18th October. Tickets now available! Free to VbE Member Schools Earlybird discount for non member schools. Come to inspire and be inspired! We can't wait to see you... https://t.co/lN0m0Kx5lU https://t.co/YmbxDSWBv9

07/05/19

Retweeted From Oxon MH & WB

Our is beginning to take shape as we line up a great set of speakers 27th June 5-8pm Tickets available here: https://t.co/9LX9wORuQx

06/05/19

Retweeted From Rocket Fund

Is there anything you'd like to buy for your school this term? We have matchfunding available for tech projects! Submit by 27th May for the chance to receive a £250 boost https://t.co/SuZ39yTDYo 👈 Pls RT! https://t.co/58MFM4Zqsf

06/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We will also have a date soon for our 2nd organised & hosted by

06/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We will also be accrediting our 2nd cohort of Lead Pracitioners working in collaboration with So many fab opportunities for our existing team, our new staff & local/ regional colleagues! 🙌🏻 https://t.co/pLxoplqpbC

06/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

22/7/19 We are delighted to be hosting for their Big Day Out Birthday | https://t.co/Uo6hmSJl6e

06/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

27/6 We are hosting our 2nd Mental Health & Well-being with | https://t.co/FirhWS3aeS

Posted on: 05/07/2019

Unique coin minted for our school

Mike Page with Aureus CoinIt is not every school which has its own unique handmade coin -  but thanks to a creative parent, we do!

Mike Page designed and created the special addition to our school after taking inspiration from the Romans who once lived in the area.

Aureus Primary School is named after a hoard of gold Roman coins which was unearthed by a metal detector at our site in 1995. The word Aureus comes from the Latin for golden and the hoard of 126 coins represented ten years wages for a Roman soldier.

Using the historical link as a basis for research, parent Mr Page created a unique ‘golden’ coin for the school to display, complete with its logo and 12 values.

“I enjoyed all the research that went into it before I could begin the actual design,” said Mr Page, an Audio/Visual and IT specialist at Oxford Brookes University.

He used specialist software on his own custom-built router to create the coin from a piece of MDF (medium density fibreboard), but the process wasn’t without difficulty as the intricate design and unique nature of the model came with its own quirks.

He had two attempts at the coin which was hand-finished using a dark wax and bright gold to bring a gleam to the piece.

“I sealed it with a gloss clear-coat lacquer to protect it from little fingers, and little fingers from it. It was a lengthy process, but make no mistake, it was totally worth every bit of effort and energy,” he said.

We are all absolutely delighted with the coin that Mike has created for us. He has put such thought and effort into the design and making of it and we are truly grateful for all his hard work. The coin takes pride and place in our hall, so it can be enjoyed by our pupils, staff and visitors.