Pee Wee and Funakoshi Karate

Broomfield children have been learning Pee Wee and Funakoshi Shotokan Karate with Sensei Debi Steven’s school since 2004. With Sensei Debi’s enthusiasm and commitment to her sport, Broomfield is now a hotbed of young karateka, with most of our youngest children enjoying our optional in-school Pee Wee Karate lessons and many Year 1 and above children carrying on the sport with Sensei Debi’s Funakoshi Shotokan club lessons both here at school at 8am on Tuesday and Thursdays, or at the Kew Scout Hut after school.

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Since 2009 we have awarded a school karate cup, which was won for the first time by Year 6 leaver Ameya Barve, who was a Brown belt. Broomfield students Freya Thompson, Oscar York, Trajan Nader and Ben York have all won medals at the World Funakoshi Karate Championships in Turin and Verona. In the 2018 XIX FSKA World Karate Championships 10 Broomfield Karate Club members competed and we were delighted that Danial, Jonathan and Anjali all secured medals in team and’/or individual events.

Arrangements for learning from 23 March

It is with regret that Broomfield House School will be partially closing from 3.30pm on Friday 20th March.  We have been open and providing our customary high quality education in school until this point but, following Government advice, we will now be fully supporting the children’s learning at home.  We have developed robust plans for this, working with our website provider and IT systems support and will be delivering age-appropriate teaching to our children and families.  We will be supporting many different ways of learning which will include text-based work, online lessons, video content and, with parental support, will be marking the children’s work and giving feedback to parents about it.  In Early Years we will also use the Tapestry system.

Developing these new ways of working and learning are exciting and we are confident that the innovations we are introducing to deal with these strange times will offer long term benefits to pupils, parents and staff alike.

We will continue to support the children of key workers at school to allow their parents to provide these critical services during the current situation.

We have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our school community.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone well and hope you all stay safe and healthy.

With all good wishes

Mrs Susie Byers