Travelling Ted is a very valued member of our school community. He spends time each week with families from school and writes about his adventures in his diary.
Travelling Ted likes to join children on exciting adventures both in and out of school.
He loves to have his photograph taken and share all of his adventures with his friends.
If you are going somewhere exciting or unusual, why not invite Travelling Ted along? As long as you write a report with a photograph for his web page - he'd love to join you.
On Thursday 25th November Travelling Ted and Miss Haynes went to London for the day.
First they went to Buckingham Palace where the Queen lives. and had a quick photo. Then Miss Haynes and her brother (Mr H) visited Westminster Abbey for a very special event 'The Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Anniversary' service. 60 years ago, the Duke of Edinburgh started an Award Program for young people that aims and encourages teenagers to challenge themselves. Miss H and Mr H have completed the Award program and now Mr H is a young ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh award.
After a quick security check, Miss H and Ted went into the Abbey and got a seat on the front row! Whilst they waited for the service to begin they spotted some famous faces; Philip Schofield, Josh Lewsey, Jon Culshaw, The Weasley twins and many more! Miss H and Ted had to wait a little while but then ... Count and Countess of Wessex (Sophie and Edward) arrived! How exciting!
Shortly after, lots of police cars and motorbikes arrived outside the Abbey followed by a very fancy car with a flag on top... It was the Queen's car! A few moments later, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh entered the Abbey and walked down the aisle (really close to Ted and Miss H)! Wow!
As part of the special service, Mr H and some other ambassadors had to walk down the aisle, infront of over 2,000 people, to deliver the D of E charter to the High Altar.
It was a beautiful service and everyone who attended left the Abbey feeling inspired. What an incredible day!
Travelling Ted spent a weekend as a guest of one of our children. He enjoyed lots of activites that the family got up to during the weekend. Here are reports from both the pupil and parents:
I was really excited that Travelling Ted came to my house. I made him a loom band, with blue and white bands. I took Ted to my dance class, where he watched me do tap and ballet. On Sunday afternoon, we fed the ducks in Sutton Park. The bread was very nice. Later, we made a chocolate cake at my Grandma’s house. Travelling Ted watched while I stirred the mixture.
Ted wearing his loom band.
Ted meets the Dance Teacher.
Helping feed the ducks.
Ted helps make a cake.
When Year 1 burst through their classroom door on Friday afternoon and excited chatter about an activity filled weekend dominated our walk home, we knew Travelling Ted had come to stay! Travelling Ted has enjoyed such a busy weekend, accompanying our daughter to all her sporting activities. Ted ‘helped’ our daughter to complete her homework, and we’ve worked together to fill in Travelling Ted’s diary. Ted’s visit has provided us with a focus for discussion about our child’s work; enabling us to consider and reflect on the weekend’s activities. We have discussed how Ted might feel about being away from school, and whether he has enjoyed the activities he has completed so far. By filling in his diary we feel we are positively and actively supporting our daughter’s literacy, reading and writing skills Travelling Ted is a very welcome visitor, and we look forward to inviting him back for another stay!
Ted chilling 'under a bridge'.
Ted helps with the homework.
It's been a busy weekend for Ted!
During October half term Travelling Ted and his friend went to The Britain's Got Talent auditions. Wow what a great day they had - they met lots of interesting people.
Ted's friend did really well and was complimented on his lovely singing but unfortunately did not make it through to the auditions. They both agreed that it was a fantastic experience!
Travelling Ted spent his Summer holiday climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. He reported back that it's one of the hardest things he has ever done.
Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones - Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira - is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level.
Well done Ted!
Ted getting ready to watch a netball match.
27 July 2014
The 2014 Commonwealth Games are being held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014 and Travelling Ted is supporting them.
Ted attends all sporting events Abbey school are involved in and is very proud to represent the school in Glasgow. It is the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland with around 4,950 athletes from 71 different nations and territories competing in 17 different sports.
Ted with Mrs Kennedy and Ms Tallon after the race.
13 April 2014
Ted had a wonderful time supporting the London Marathon on 13th April 2014.
Ted travelled down to London as part of the support team encouraging Ms Tallon and Mrs Kennedy on their route around the 26.2 mile course. Both staff members trained hard in the 'run up' to the event and were delighted to successfully complete their challenge.
The crowd support around the course was amazing and even contained Abbey families.
Ted at the Eiffel Tower.
6 April 2014
On the 6th April 2014, Travelling Ted accompanied our Headteacher to Paris to complete the 2014 Paris marathon.
As bears are not allowed to officially compete in the marathon, Ted cheered on from the sidelines. It was a great sporting event which Ted thoroughly enjoyed.
Ted even found some time for cheeky sight seeing enroute and visited the famous Eiffel Tower.
Our Headteacher, Ms Tallon, completed the marathon in 4:37, raising money for the charity 'Get Kids Going', a charity that provides equipment to help disabled children and young adults participate in sports. Donations for this charity are greatly received at the school office.
In March 2014, Travelling Ted worked in partnership with the British Council and visited schools in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Ted was very pleased to look at the similarities and differences between the UK and Swedish school systems. Ted was very impressed with the independence of Swedish students.
Ted visited mainstream schools, specialist units and a forest school. He has brought lots of ideas back to the Abbey Catholic Primary School.
Ted meets old pal, Barbara Windsor.
6 February 2014
As you know, Ted mixes in celebrity circles. Recently he hooked up with his old pal Barbara Windsor, MBE.
Barbara is an English actress, best known for her appearances in the Carry On films and for playing Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.
Ted and Barbara enjoyed a lovely cuddle and Barbara's famous laugh could be heard echoing around the corridors.
Ted with actor Nick Frost.
31 January 2014
Ted has been making new friends and has added Nick Frost (an English actor, comedian and screenwriter) to his list of showbiz pals.
Nick Frost is best known for his work with Simon Pegg. You may recognise him from the television comedy Spaced or the films Shaun of the Dead and Paul. Nick shared with Ted that his latest film, Cuban Fury, is released soon.
Ted with Gareth Southgate.
23 January 2014
Ted recently enjoyed hanging out with his sporting friend Gareth Southgate.
Gareth is an English former footballer and manager. He served as manager of Middlesbrough from June 2006, until October 2009. He was appointed as manager of the England under-21 team in August 2013.
We think Gareth looks very proud to be with Ted.
Ted with Prince Harry.
21 January 2014
Travelling Ted is a very well travelled bear and is used to meeting a variety of famous people.
On Tuesday 21st January 2014 he spent the day with Prince Harry, also known as Captain Harry Wales. Prince Harry is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and his first wife, Diana, Princess of Wales. His paternal grandparents are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Harry asked lots of questions about Travelling Ted and the Abbey School. Good work Ted!
Ted and the Sergeant Major.
Travelling Ted enjoys visiting lots of places and recently spent the day with the Regimental Sgt Major.
Ted was honoured to be presented with his own pacing stick and is thinking about using it on the playground! "1,2,3,4... HALT!"
Ted would love to have his adventure with you shared on the school website.