We are delighted to announce that Perrott Hill has been shortlisted for not one but TWO prestigious awards at the Independent Schools of the Year Awards, in association with Independent School Parent magazine. Once again, we are proud to be flying the flag for small country prep schools on the national stage!
The Perrott Young Farmers paid a visit to Neil Baker’s farm in neighbouring Haselbury Plucknett before half term, ahead of his brilliant lecture on farming. They witnessed his huge rotary milking parlour being put through its paces, saw the cows munching on their supper and saw the farm’s two bio digesters at work. The digesters are powered by the methane generated by the slurry from the farm’s 1,800 cows and provide enough electricity to run the farm and plus an additional 900 homes. Many thanks to Neil for a superb afternoon and a fascinating lecture as part of our Years 3-8 Lecture Programme.
We’ve unearthed a treasure trove of old Perrott Hill Review magazines, with pictures and stories going back to the early 80s. It’s incredible how much – and yet how little – has changed (we especially love the photo of the horse outside what is now our Nursery). We’re very much looking forward to sharing even more memories at our OPH get together in September; if you’re coming along, please do bring any photos and old reports/magazines with you as we’d love to see them. For more information, please contact Libby on email@example.com.
Our U12s enjoyed a top Cricket Festival at Wells Cathedral School last week. Many thanks to the staff and children at Wells for their superb organisation and great cricket and to our friends at Sherborne Prep for some top matches. In other news, well done to the Perrott Hill Equestrian Team who continued their winning ways two Sundays ago by coming first in their class at Badgeworth – and to Year 7 pupil, Nia, who won the 200m at the recent South West Athletics. Team Perrott is on fire!
And they’re off! There was much excitement in the Grundy Hall as our Year 8s set off on their Leavers’ Trip this week; we can’t wait to hear all about it as the week progresses. Meanwhile, we are looking forward to celebrating National Boarding Week this week and our Year 2 children are starting their transition into the Prep. Adventure all round…
Many thanks to our wonderful children, grandparents and staff for a glorious Grandparents’ Tea Party just before we broke up for half term. The sun was shining, the tea and cakes were flowing and the Junior Choir and Wind Band were on fine form on the Front Terrace. Very well done to the children for being such incredible hosts; we are looking forward to next year already.
Year 5 have been honing their writing and reciting skills this term ahead of the annual Year 5 Storytelling Competition at the end of June. This morning, they enjoyed an inspirational masterclass with Perrott parent and novelist extraordinaire, Boris Starling, who talked about the basics of storytelling and the importance of conflict. Thank you, Boris – we can’t wait to see what the children do with your wise words.
Year 3 are busy preparing their entries for the The Moon Competition, organised by Discover Sherborne in support of installation artist Luke Jerram’s internationally acclaimed Museum of the Moon which is coming to Dorset for the first time in July. The monumental moon sculpture, seven metres in diameter and created using high-definition NASA imagery, will be displayed in Sherborne Abbey from 5th-7th July. We are very excited to be a part of this incredible project – check out www.dorsetmoon.com for further info about the event.
It was great to see so many families and OPHs on our stand at the Royal Bath and West last week and we were delighted to have a visit from the show’s joint President, Countess Bathurst (pictured with the Headmaster), on Saturday. Many thanks to all the other people we met along the way and, of course, to the organisers for all their hard work – we can only imagine the time and effort it takes to pull off a show like that… It was an incredible atmosphere and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Very well done to Jemima and Lucy, who competed in last month’s U13 IAPS Sailing Regatta at Portland; they had a great race sailing a two Feva. Many thanks to Perrott parents David and Nessie for their ongoing support and encouragement and to IAPS for running a top event, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.