Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Discovery Centre and Sanctuary

The Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is a place for exploration and discovery about our world and the universe. It houses our extensive new library, from which teachers and children across the school can borrow books. The Discovery Centre is, however, much more than just our new library! It is also our STEM hub at Southborough. STEM stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. 

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a very special space at the heart of our school where our children can find peace, reflect in prayer and flourish together in Christian community. In the autumn we asked pupils and staff what they would like to see the Sanctuary used for. Their vision is that the Sanctuary becomes a guiding light, a safe harbour, a beacon of hope and a solid foundation for our school community.

Keepers, Ambassadors and Champions

Discovery Centre Ambassadors, Year 6 Keepers and Reading Champions all work together to promote the Discovery Centre, the Sanctuary and reading to children across the school. 

Year 6 Keepers

Our Year 6 Keepers look after the Discovery Centre and the Sanctuary. A Keeper is someone charged with responsibility for the preservation and conservation of something valuable. Our Year 6 children are all invited to apply for the position of Keeper. They work for one term in either the Discovery Centre or the Sanctuary for one lunchtime every week.


Being a Keeper means holding a position of responsibility in our school. We expect that Keepers will promote our school vision in all that they do and become beacons of light in our school community.


Our Keepers are working in three different teams this summer. They will be sharing weekly podcasts about the Discovery Centre and the Sanctuary which you can watch here:

Find out who our Keepers this term are and what they are doing below:


Keepers of the Discovery Centre

Our Keepers of the Discovery Centre look after the library in the Discovery Centre and promote the space to children across the school.



Keepers of the Sanctuary

Our Keepers of the Sanctuary look after the Sanctuary and ensure that everyone treats it with respect and care.

Edik  Avie


Keepers in the Discovery Design Division

Our Keepers in the Discovery Design Division are supporting our summer art projects and interior design of the Discovery Centre. This involves learning how to use our new 3D Printer! 


Discovery Centre Ambassadors

Our Discovery Centre Ambassadors are children who act as ambassadors for the Discovery Centre in their classroom. An Ambassador is a representative or promoter of a specified activity. Ambassadors help their class teacher to choose new books from the Discovery Centre and they look after their classroom library. All children in Years 2-6 have the opportunity to be the Discovery Centre Ambassador for their class during the school year.


This week, our Discovery Centre Ambassadors are:

Yorkshire 2: Finn  Molly 
Norfolk 2: Sophia  Noah 
Suffolk 2: Evie-Mae  Bay 
Lincolnshire 3: Jude  Pippa 
Cheshire 3: Sam  Isabella 
Somerset 3: Amy  Frank 
Oxfordshire 4: Noe Leo 
Cambridgeshire 4: Emilia  Eliza 
Warwickshire 4:  Orla  Julia 
Northumberland 5: Ryan  Johnson 
Buckinghamshire 5: Mya  Elliot 
Durham 5: Charlie  Freddie 
Shropshire 6: Logan  Charlotte 
Lancashire 6:


Berkshire 6:




Year 5 Reading Champions

Our Year 5 Reading Champions promote reading for pleasure across our school. To be a champion means to enthusiastically support or promote a belief, right or principle. Our Reading Champions are responsible for sharing their love of reading and promoting the right to read for pleasure. Every term, our Reading Champions lead an assembly during which they Bring a Book to Life and share their love for reading with the whole school.


This term, our Reading Champions are: