Discussion St. Augustines Academy

50 Things to
do before you're 9

St Augustine’s CE Academy have launched an exciting new concept – “50 things to do before you’re 9!”

At St Augustine’s we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure a holistic approach to each child’s development. One of our aims is that all children will leave our academy with confidence and compassion that will enable them to tackle a wide range of experiences. As part of this we are introducing an exciting new concept - “50 things to do before you’re 9!”

During their time at St Augustine’s, from nursery through to year four, children will be given the opportunities to experience the 50 “things” which are aimed to challenge them in a wide range of contexts.

They include:

Holding a scary beast, building a den, having a pen pal, visiting a place of historical interest, baking a cake, visiting a different place of worship, canoeing, teaching another child a skill and climbing a tree – to name but a few.

St Augustine’s are launching this event with a fabulous day of interactive workshops from Rent-a-Beast, where the children will experience holding scary beasts (one of the 50 “things”) from a stick insect to a tarantula!


SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership.  The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support.  In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Eduction of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.

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