We are delighted to announced that we are finalists for Small Independent School of the Year.
The winners of each category will be announced at an awards ceremony being held on the 10th October.
A huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the Four Hills Challenge, just before the summer.
We are delighted to have been informed, that the total fundraising amount for Marie Curie UK exceeded £3100. This is a truly incredible total, and everyone involved should be extremely proud. We will be welcoming a representative of Marie Curie into school, later this month, to thank the children and explain the importance of the money raised.
Congratulations to Harry Honeyball from Year 2!
Harry along with his trusty pony Sardis Cassius, attended his first British Show Jumping Championship, in Warwickshire, at the beginning of August.
He jumped four rounds, two of which were against the clock. Being one of the youngest competitors, Harry did an excellent job in remembering all four courses. The arena’s where much bigger than usual, with grandstands, trade stands and sponsorship banners surrounding all. Despite this Harry rose to the occasion, with 30 competitors in each class, he managed to secure a place in the prize giving, with a 10th in the Club section, and just missed out by under a second to finish 11th for Perrott Hill.
Years 3-8 had great fun taking part in our second ‘Four Hills Challenge’ last term – a sponsored walk to raise money and awareness for this term’s chosen charity, Marie Curie. Spirits were high as each House negotiated a circular walk taking in local landmarks (and plenty of cows!), all dressed in their House colours. Not to be outdone, Pre-Prep played their part by dressing in yellow and walking around the school boundary. Excellent work, everyone.
Our Young Farmers had great fun picking strawberries at Forde Abbey yesterday in readiness for making this summer’s batch of strawberry jam. The jam was on sale during the last week of term, with all proceeds going to Michael and Clare Morpurgo’s charity, Farms for City Children. The charity enables children from disadvantaged communities to experience the adventure of staying and working on a farm and we are delighted that its CEO, Donna Edmonds, was our guest at Prize Giving earlier this month.
The Perrott spirit was out in force for Sports Day in June, with multiple records broken, some spectacular picnics on the go and a brilliant parents’ tug of war (in the words of one parent, ‘even the rain storm was impressive!’). Many thanks to our Director of Sport, Mr Sheldon, and all our staff for a fantastic event; to our Groundsman Mr Bartlett and his team for all their hard work in the run up; to Mr Yeomans and the catering team for their support; and to our friends at Wells Cathedral School for the hurdles. A very special mention to our Year 8 entrepreneurs and the Friends of Perrott Hill, who between them raised over £1500 for cancer charity AMMF via the sale of tea, coffee, cakes, drinks and more. Finally, a huge round of applause for the individual winners and record breakers – and to this year’s winning House… Blackdowns!
The rain didn’t dampen any spirits for Expedition Day, with Years 3, 4 and 7 heading to Wildwood in Devon, and Years 5 and 6 going to Otterhead Forest School. At Wildwood, pupils got to explore the collection of British wild animals, complete the maze challenge and experience the famous Swamp Walk through the mud. It was great fun! Meanwhile at Otterhead, Years 5 and 6 took part in a range of teambuilding exercises including crossing a steam, navigating a course while blindfolded and using magnets to find buried treasure. Huge thanks to all our staff, pupils and friends at both Wildwood and Otterhead Forest School for a fantastic day!
Very well done to our amazing Pre-Prep children, who took part in Sports Day earlier this month and ran, threw, jumped and navigated obstacles like absolute pros. Special thanks to Mr Sheldon and the games department; Mrs McCullough and the Pre-Prep staff; Mr Bartlett and the grounds team; Mrs Palmer and the Year 8 entrepreneurs who were out raising money for AMMF once again; and, of course, to our brilliant Pre-Prep parents who not only cheered the children on but got well and truly stuck into the parents’ races. It was such fun! Proud to be Perrott.
Very well done to Daisie in Year 6, who came 1st in the javelin at Friday’s South West Athletics Championships at Millfield. Joining her at the nationals in Nuneaton were Reggie, Evie and Luca who came 2nd in the shot, long jump and high jump respectively. Very well done to you all!