Successes in our Eco Schools work have included: a vegetable garden with produce passed on to our school kitchen, recycling of mobile phones and printer cartridges, Eco Days, reduction in all of our energy consumption, helping the Gedling Climate Group to enhance biodiversity in a local cemetery and… a once in a life time achievement of winning a city wide competition to ask the Dalai Lama (spiritual leader of Tibet) an environmentally based question when he visited Nottingham’s capital FM Arena back in 2008.

Our Eco Warriors are a team of children who are passionate about saving our planet. They understand how important our planet is and share their knowledge with their class mates and make positive changes to our school. Our first step is to continue making our school a more environmentally friendly place. Then we will think about how we can help our community become ‘greener’.
In our school, you’ll see our responsible Eco Warriors:
  • Encouraging children and teachers to recycle
  • Reflecting how much energy and waste we use as a school, then considering and sharing ways we can use less
  • Researching and sharing information about the actions we can make today to have a positive impact on our planet’s future
Our Eco-Warriors were chosen due to their respectful and considerate mind-set. We are always  on the lookout for ways to make life ‘greener’!

What is the Carlton Cabinet?

A School Council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

Every year in September, each class elects two representatives to represent them in the School Council. Our School Council gives children the opportunity to make all their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.

The Carlton Junior Academy’s Choir was first established in 2008 and have performed in a range of local and regional concerts. We use the range of harmonies in the Choir to perform a range of diverse vocal performances, from a range of genres and time periods.

We have also participated in three hugely successful Gedling Schools’ Music Festivals in July when five schools join together for Gedling’s Got the ‘X’factor – we were even winners in 2014! These concerts also include a massed pupil’s choir.

Previously, we have been invited to perform at a concert at Albert Hall, as well as at local schools. We also enjoy sharing our passion with our local community, by performing at Care Homes and other local events.

At Christmas, the choir sang with Mr Vernon Coaker M.P. to record  his Christmas Message.

Sport Outside of School

Many of our children take part in sports and physical activities outside of school and their achievements are celebrated in school times.  Several of our children excel at gymnastics and dance, having won competitions individually and as part of a group.  We have several children that compete in swimming competitions outside of school. Many children play for local football teams and compete in various martial arts!

I am keen to find out more about what sports children take part in out of school.  Please email if your child competes for a sports club or team out of school.

Mr Patchett– PE Leader

Mr Huskinson – Enrichment Club Coordinator

Mr Daniels – Specialist PE Teacher

Mrs Sills – Dance and PE Specialist

Sports Clubs

ALL CLUBS ARE 3:15 – 4:15

Autumn 1

Tuesday – Table Tennis Y3 &Y4 with specialist Table Tennis Coach

Wednesday – Dance Club with Mrs Sills – Specialist Dance Coach Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6

Thursday – Football Y5 & Y6 with Mr Huskinson

Friday – Athletics Y3 & Y4 with Mr Huskinson

Sports Competitions/Festivals

Here are some of the competitions we will be taking part in this year.

Year 5/6 Tag Rugby

Competition at Arnold Hill Y6 as part of the National Competition Framework – 5th October

Congratulations to the Year 6 Tag Rugby Team, who competed in the competition at the Arnold Hill Academy on Tuesday 5th October. The team scored some sensational tries and demonstrated excellent defensive skills throughout the tournament. They also showed great sportsmanship throughout. In total the team played 7 matches, winning 6 of these and drawing the 7th to remain unbeaten on the day. The whole team were excellent ambassadors for The Carlton Junior Academy.

Year 5/6 Football League

Girls Football Match against Westdale Junior School – Thusday 14th October

Pathway Events:

Pathway Events (Competitions) that we will take part in during the year are as follows (several dates TBC). Some we are still waiting to be confirmed:

  • Boccia
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Pop Lacrosse
  • Sportshall Athletics
  • Multi-Sports
  • Hockey
  • Handball
  • Rounders
  • Netball

Please see Mr Huskinson for any further details about the competitions and festivals.

Below are links to local sports’ clubs that your child might like to join.