• Meridian
  • Primary School
  • Comberton, Cambridge
  • Learning for life, striving for excellence

Meridian Highlights 2019/2020

At Meridian, we are proud of all our successes, achievements and highlights of 2019-2020


We were delighted to find out that due to our fantastic sporting efforts throughout the Autumn and Spring Terms, Meridian was awarded the ‘School Games Mark Recognition Award’.  This award is a testament to the provision we offer our children during PE lessons, the extra-curricular options we have available and the enthusiasm and positive learning attitude Meridian children have when talking about their own health and fitness. This is the second consecutive year that we have achieved Gold.



We took part in many competitive events, for example:


  • Football - boys and girls teams
  • Netball
  • Year 5 Dance Share
  • Quick Sticks Hockey Tournament
  • Orienteering Challenge Event


We offered the following clubs:


  • Dance (Rock & Roll, Latin & Ballroom)
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Music and movement
  • Netball
  • Running Club – for parents as well as children – on one count, 65 people attended


We also had a Capoeria club demonstration and offered a running club workshop

Each encourage the children to be involved in the organisation of the sporting calendar and each year, we have a KS2 ‘Sports Organising Committee’

In music and performance, we showed our skills and shared our joy:


  • All year groups were involved in their own fantastic acting and musical performances, entertaining parents and each other with solo and group pieces
  • The KS2 choir took part in a Remembrance Service in November in Comberton village. In addition, two children did readings
  • The KS2 choir also sang at a Whole school service at St Mary’s, Comberton and at Burwash Manor and at Eversden Fayre in December
  • KS2 Carol concert
  • Y5 & Y6 choir members sung at Home Meadow, Toft
  • We also have a KS1 choir
  • Drama club
  • Meridian Christmas busk – buskers are made up of the children from the school. The event featured carols from the KS2 Choir, instrumentalists and the year 2/3 recorder players
  • EYFS/KS1 performed in our Christmas Play ‘Born in a Barn’
  • Talent Springs, a talent competition was held in the spring term
  • KS2 Virtual School Choir Project ‘Friend Like Me’ – Meridian children came together remotely, joined by some members of staff for a virtual performance
  • Year 6’s School Daze end of year 'outdoor' play which was professionally filmed

Other educational and cultural events at Meridian have included:


  • An EYFS picnic at the beginning of their first week at school
  • Special Harvest Assembly – joined by Rev David Newton – donations to Jimmy’s shelter, Cambridge
  • Autumn and Christmas craft club
  • Anti-bullying week with a KS2 Anti-bullying workshop
  • West End for Schools brought their version of Cinderella to Meridian in December
  • Save the Children Christmas jumper day
  • STEM week was held in January
  • Mad science club
  • Mad Science assembly
  • NSPCC Assembly and Y5 and Y6 follow up workshop
  • Cambridge United Assembly about 'kicking out discrimination against any groups of people'.
  • Planting of trees: Reception class (Acorn) visited Lark Rise Farm to plant Meridian’s five trees
  • World Book Day
  • Bikeability


And that’s not all!!   Here are a few more of the activities we got up to last year: 


  • BBC Radio Cambridgeshire visited us to ask our opinions on 'car-free' zones outside the school
  • Y4 Enterprise – children created some small handmade gifts to sell to raise money for the quiet, reflective spaces in the school.
  • KS1 at Meridian won in Mundipharma’s Science Book competition
  • Cambridgeshire’s ‘Name the Gritter’ Competition – a Meridian Pupil won with the entry ‘Benjamin Gritten
  • PTA raised funds for new stage lighting to be installed in the school hall
  • PTA Disco
  • PTA virtual fun run, raising funds for new iPads in school
  • Meridian commemorated the 75 year Anniversary of VE day with photographs sent from home which were made into a school gallery
  • Some children sent artwork to NHS to say thank you and received a thank you acknowledgement back
  • Show and Tell Zooms


We look forward to more events and activities this academic year


We are enjoying being back together again. Please do visit our school videos and virtual tour to see a snap shot of our friendly school in operation.

MeridianPrimary School

  • Harbour Avenue
  • Comberton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7DD