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First Matches

The boys played their first matches of the season on Saturday;  many thanks to Hazlegrove for a brilliant afternoon of hockey! Meanwhile, the girls are gearing up to play their first netball matches with Queen’s Taunton tomorrow. Good luck to you all.

17th January 2023

Perrock!

Joining this term’s roster of extra-curricular activities is Perrott Hill’s first rock band…. Perrock! Led by two of our peripatetic music teachers, Mr Waite and Mr Lane, our newly formed rock band of guitarists, drummer and singers will be meeting on Thursday afternoons in the Music School. First up is the Grammy award-winning breakthrough for Avril Lavigne, ‘Complicated’. We can’t wait to hear it live!

17th January 2023

Community Art and Orchestral Morning

Calling all parents, grandparents, families and friends! Following the success of last year’s Community Art and Orchestral Morning, we’re doing it again on Saturday 25th February – and this time we’ll be gathering a community orchestra of all ages to celebrate and play a selection of music composed by Shostakovich. The pieces have been specially arranged and will be suitable for any orchestral musicians from Grade 2 standard upwards. Running alongside the orchestra will be an art workshop with Mrs Palmer for children in Years 4-6 from local schools, who will be looking at the amazing art of Aubrey Williams – all are welcome and it’s completely free! To register, please  email reception@perrotthill.com and we’ll send you the details. Here’s to a fantastic morning of music and art!

17th January 2023

Modern Technologies in French

At the end of last term and after studying the vocabulary necessary to discuss the pros and cons of modern technologies in French, both 7G and 7Y worked on designing a gadget of their choice, describing it and presenting its benefits in French. This morning both classes came together to present their final product to their peers, with Oscar W-A’s design being voted the most likely to be bought. Excellent work, Year 7; du travail très créatif et impressionnant.

11th January 2023

Somerset County Youth Orchestra

Very well done to Ruby in Year 8 who played viola in her first public performance with the Somerset County Youth Orchestra in their Christmas Celebration Concert in Wells Cathedral in December. The orchestra is open to young performers of grade 5-8 standard and meets at the end of each academic year for an intensive course culminating in a concert which is open to members of the public. Great work, Ruby!

11th January 2023

First Day Back

Welcome back, everyone! There were lots of smiles at morning break as pupils caught up with friends and teachers after the Christmas break. It’s great to see everyone back together. There’s lots to look forward to this term including the spring term extra-curricular activities programme which kicks off today and includes cricket coaching, carpentry, ceramics, architectural drawing, pinhole photography, badminton, animation, woods, music tech, roving reporters, weaving and lots more. Plus, this term we’re forming our very own rock band with the help of Mr Waite and Mr Lane! Watch this space for ‘Perrock’, coming to a stage near you soon…

9th January 2023

Happy New Year!

We are back and raring to go after a brilliant day of staff training on Friday! It was especially good to welcome our colleagues from Stirling Education for lunch and drinks; thank you for coming and a special mention to our wonderful catering team for their hard work. Here’s to a busy and successful 2023!

9th January 2023

The Christmas Show

During the last week of term our Christmas Show made a triumphant return following a two-year hiatus – and what a show it was! From comedy sketches, singing and dancing to magic, science and jazz, it was chock-full of energy and charm, and we loved it. Well done to everyone involved, and you can head to our social media pages for more photographs and videos.

9th January 2023

Carols and Readings

Friday evening’s Carols and Readings in the Grundy Hall was an absolute triumph, with Christmas songs aplenty and a sleighful of festive spirit. From the Wind Band’s ‘God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen’ to the String Ensemble’s mesmerising remix of ‘While Shepherds Watched Harry Potter’, it was a masterclass in carols and readings, and the perfect way to get us in the mood for Christmas. Take a bow, Mr Shortman! A big round of applause to all the pupils who took part and, of course, to our incredible music teachers. Proud to be Perrott.

5th December 2022

Pre-Prep Nativity

Hats off to our superstar Pre-Prep children, who acted, sang and danced their socks off in their Nativity on Wednesday. This year’s play ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’ took the form of a talent show with acts including stars, innkeepers and angels performing in front of Caesar (boo!), the innkeeper’s wife (yay!) and donkey (cheer!). It was amazing! Very well done to everyone involved and a big thank you to our wonderful Pre-Prep staff, musicians (led by Mr Shortman) and set designers Mrs Palmer, Mr White and Mr Bishop.

2nd December 2022