Warden Hill Primary School Cheltenham

Science Festival

We are excited to start a countdown to this year’s Science Festival. Here is a list of events our children will attend:

Gloucestershire Young Photographer 2024

We are excited to inform you that Warden Hill Primary School will be taking part in the Gloucestershire Young Photographer of the Year competition again. This will be open to Year 5 and Year 6 pupils only. There is not a particular theme this year and only one digital image, in colour or monochrome, can be submitted.

Cash prizes of £70, £40 and £20 will be awarded to the 1st 2nd & 3rd placed photographs respectively, in each of the Primary and Secondary categories. Other photographs may receive Highly Commended and Commended Certificates. Trophies will be awarded to the Primary and Secondary Schools with the best overall entries.

There will once again be an exciting Awards Evening at the Cheltenham Playhouse, at which all the selected images will be shown, and the awards presented. This year’s event will be held on Thursday 25th April.

Photographs need to be submitted to Mrs Gowan before the 19th March 2024. She will then upload them to the site. 

Happy snapping!

Feet First Dance Festival

Tuesday 6th February, marked the annual Feet First Dance Festival, where 14 of our Year 6 girls performed a contemporary dance.  

We spent the day at the beautiful, iconic Cheltenham Town Hall, rehearsing and getting ‘stage’ ready for a performance to a packed audience in the afternoon.

Enjoy looking through our photos of the day, as we certainly enjoyed taking part and having this wonderful opportunity to perform.

Look Who’s Talking

On Thursday 18th January we hosted our Look Who’s Talking oracy competition. The children who had won their class heats performed a speech on a topic of their choice and they blew us away!

All 11 of our finalists spoke confidently, passionately and engaged us all. Congratulations to all of them.

Our class winners were:

Billy – Y1
Florence – Y1
Joseph – Y2
Teddy – Y2
Mason  – Y3
Zoe – Y3
Noora – Y4
Millie – Y4
Thomas – Y5
Lottie – Y5
Rafa – Y6
Sam – Y6

Our judging panel had a challenging job to pick their three winners who will now go on to compete against children from other schools in Cheltenham.
A huge congratulations to:

Joseph (KS1)
Noora (Lower KS2)
Rafa (Upper KS2)

Post-Christmas Recycling

Warden Hill Eco Warriors have been concerned about the amount of waste created after the Christmas holiday, so they have researched some ways to recycle seasonal items. Here are their suggestions.


Christmas tree drop off points
Cheltenham Borough Council, want to make sure all Christmas trees are composted locally, so take your Christmas tree to one of the following drop off points:

  • Swindon Road Recycling Centre – anytime during opening hours
  • From 2 to 15 January 2024, locations around Cheltenham where trees will be collected and recycled:
  • Cheltenham Racecourse – New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, GL52 3LT
  • Cheltenham Town Football Club – Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, GL52 5NA
  • Old Patesians RFC – Everest Road, Cheltenham, GL53 9LG
  • Cheltenham B&Q – Golden valley retail park, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6TA

Christmas tree kerbside recycling

Garden waste customers
If you are a garden waste customer, you can recycle your real Christmas tree at the kerbside once collections resume from Monday 15 January 2024.
Simply place your real Christmas tree next to your brown garden waste bin at the kerbside on your normal collection day and the crews will be able to take it away to be recycled.

Non-garden waste customers
If you are not a garden waste customer, you can dispose of your real Christmas tree at the kerbside from Monday 15 January 2024.

Please check to see when garden waste is collected on your road and place your real Christmas tree out on the kerbside on the day that there is a garden waste collection.

Broken or unwanted Christmas lights can be placed in a tied carrier bag and then put one of your recycling boxes for collection. You can also take Christmas lights to the Swindon Road recycling centre.

Please bring your Christmas cards to the office where they will be collected and taken to Cobalt https://www.cobalthealth.co.uk/support-us/supporter-events/

Wrapping paper, which does not contain foil, can be put into your kerbside recycling boxes for recycling. However, wrapping paper made from foil cannot be placed in to the kerbside recycling box as unfortunately they cannot be recycled.

Tip: If your wrapping paper can be scrunched and stays scrunched up it does not contain foil, foil wrapping paper springs back when scrunched.

Cardboard gift boxes and packaging should be flattened and placed in your blue cardboard bag.

Greene King is running ‘Tub2Pub’, a recycling campaign to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and recycle plastics. Make sure your tubs don’t go to waste and bring your clean, empty plastic confectionery and cracker tubs to any Greene King managed site from 1 January – 11 February 2024 to be recycled. Our nearest Greene King pubs are The Norwood and The Lansdown.

Please take any toys or books you no longer need to a local charity shop, so they can be reused.

Christmas at Warden Hill