Bristol inspires curriculum for children at The Dolphin School

August 24 2017

STAFF and pupils at The Dolphin School in Montpelier are looking forward to pioneering a Bristol-based curriculum in the new academic year.

STAFF and pupils at The Dolphin School in Montpelier are looking forward to pioneering a Bristol-based curriculum in the new academic year.

The school has chosen to follow Curious-city, which actively links learning to the rich heritage and cultural opportunities available in the city and is designed to encourage curiosity and creativity in primary school children. 

Head teacher Shelley Dixon said: “Our new school building has provided us with a launchpad for our exciting new curriculum Curious-city which fits perfectly with the ethos and values of our school.”

The curriculum is enquiry-led and children are encouraged to interact with the local community and with visitors, such as Michael Goreley from Historic England, who took the children on a walk to find out about the rich history in the area around the school.

Baraawi Marsal in Year 4 said: “From the roof garden we can see so much of Bristol, and then we head out with our teacher to explore for ourselves.” 

The Dolphin School moved into its new school building on Bath Buildings road, in May. The school community is now enjoying the modern architecture and superb facilities, which are spread over three floors with 14 classrooms; two halls; on-site kitchen; library; playground; and a spectacular roof garden for outdoor learning.