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!
Our Pre-Prep children have been very busy for the final few weeks of term, with lots of creativity and learning on the go. Year 2 painted their own interpretations of the ankylosaur, having been inspired by the discovery of the fossilised remains of a newly discovered armoured dinosaur on the Isle of Wight. They have also skilfully used mixed media to create their own ammonite fossil and got to go on a fossil walk with an expert palaeontologist (more on that soon). On a similarly artistic theme, the Nursery children continued their topic of ‘Under the Sea’, and used forks in paint to create their own puffer fish. They also loved being read to by Year 2! Meanwhile, Year 1 learned to tell the time to o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to, and the Reception class wrote about Tiddler and his ‘adventures’ under the sea in Julia Donaldson’s book.
Congratulations to Old Perrott Hillian Dougal Glaisher, who recently broke the record for kayaking around Britain after paddling 2,000 miles in 40 days. Dougal, who left Perrott Hill in 2012 and went onto Blundell’s and then the University of Nottingham to read biology, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 19 and has since embarked on a series of adventures to raise money for Action4Diabetes. Well done Dougal; we are all very proud of you! Head to our social media pages for more information and for the link to donate.
Our recent Year 6 debate on whether or not Roald Dahl’s books should be reworded was a hotly contested affair with impassioned speeches from both sides and some thoughtful questioning from the floor. Very well done to our proposers Daisie, Evie and Albert whose motion that the author’s books should not be tampered with was carried by a comprehensive margin despite fine speeches from their opponents, Luca, Saba and Milly. Our thanks go to our Lady Chairman, Mia, and her trusty timekeepers, William and Alvin, who worked valiantly to keep proceedings on track.
The smiles were out in force for last week’s whole school photograph! Many thanks to Jon and the team at David Wiltshire Photography for a fantastic morning. For more behind-the-scenes photographs, please head to our Facebook page @perrotthillschool.
And that’s a wrap! Our Year 8s finished their Common Entrance exams on Friday and celebrated by donning their leavers’ hoodies in anticipation of this week’s trip to Cornwall. Exciting times ahead for this brilliant bunch…
It was a pleasure to welcome parents to our whole school ‘Celebration of Work’ before half term, which served as a chance for the children to show off their fantastic work and take parents on a tour the school. One of the highlights was our pop-up ‘Museum of Classics and Culture’ curated by Mrs Palmer, Dr Longley-Cook and Year 7 pupil, Art (pictured). Featuring artwork by pupils in Years 3-6, plus self-directed PRS studies by Years 7 and 8, and paintings and drawings by the Years 6-8 art scholars, it was a must-see exhibition in celebration of pupils’ work in classics, art and PRS this term.
Our recent Perrott Promenade was an absolute triumph! Featuring an array of stunning performances in various locations around school and some mesmerising renditions from our ensembles, orchestra and choirs, it was a truly wondrous event. Hats off to Mr Shortman and his talented team, and very well done to all the pupils, staff and parents involved. Proud to be Perrott!