Huge thanks to our amazing catering team for the new range of healthy snacks on offer, starting with this week’s mango slices and apple flapjacks alongside the usual selection of fruit. Big smiles from the children in Pre-Prep!
Very well done to our Year 2 children, who took part in a brilliant swimming gala against their friends from Sherborne Prep last week. Ms Williams, Miss Fussell and Miss Hand commended the children on their exceptional swimming and exemplary behaviour.
Following on from their earlier Sports Exhibitions, we are delighted to share the good news of Sophie and Lucy’s respective Art and All Rounder Scholarships to King’s Bruton. Well done, girls – we are very proud of you.
We were delighted to welcome former Perrott Hill Headmaster, James Barnes, and his wife, Liz, back to school on Friday. James, who was Headmaster from 1992 to 1998, recalled many a story from his time here and he and Liz were especially pleased to hear of all the OPHs who now have their own children at Perrott Hill. A wonderful afternoon; we look forward to seeing you both again soon.
Our Nursery and Reception children are having a great ‘Pirate Day’ today, to consolidate a fantastic term of learning so far. They were last seen (or is that heard?) yo ho ho-ing their way into the Headmaster’s Study, as part of their treasure hunt around the school!
We are very proud to announce that, after months in the planning, Perrott Hill is going be featured in a new two-part news-style programme, as part of an impressive and exciting collaboration between IAPS (the Independent Association of Prep Schools) and ITN Productions. Showcasing the very best of what prep schools have to offer, the programme will feature a handful of schools across the country – looking at things like curriculum innovation and extra-curricular activities – and will be launched at the IAPS Annual Conference later this year. We were all delighted to welcome the film crew this week and are proud to be flying the flag for small, country prep schools and excellence in education.
Very well done to our Year 7 pupils, who all contributed to an exciting balloon debate as part of this year’s Year 7 Public Speaking Competition. The six finalists battled it out on Friday in front of an audience of peers, parents and our guest judge, Mr Tiley from Beaudesert Park School, with Fred’s persuasive speech as Alexander Fleming being crowned the winner. In second place was Erica as Joseph Montgolfier (inventor of the hot air balloon – an inspired choice!) and in joint third were Annabel, as Hans Wallsten, and Ashtyn, as Emmeline Pankhurst. Well done, too, to Brandon (Edward Jenner) and Mateo (Nelson Mandela), to the presenters Harry, Luis and Tommy and to all of Year 7 for composing and delivering some superbly written speeches. The biggest thanks to our brilliant Head of English, Mrs Byrne, and to the man who had the hardest job of all – the judge, Mr Tiley.
Congratulations to George, Ollie, Ronnie, Henry and Toby who have all been selected to take part in Somerset County Cricket Club’s ‘Player Pathway’. All are training over the off season in their respective age groups and play their club cricket for North Perrott Cricket Club. Well done, boys.
Rachael Honeyball, who along with her husband Anthony trains at Potwell Farm near Mosterton, gave a fascinating insight into how to make a racehorse recently. This included a behind-the-scenes look at preparing horses on the gallops and tending to their needs – and the children loved trying on the jockey silks and having a go on exercise horse! Many thanks, Rachael, and good luck to you and all at Anthony Honeyball Racing for the forthcoming meets.
Congratulations to Nia, Sebastian and Kevin on their scholarship success. Nia has been awarded a Sport Scholarship and Kevin a Headmaster’s Award to Taunton School, while Sebastian has been awarded a Music Scholarship to King’s Bruton. Well done to you all and thoroughly deserved. The trio join Harry, who has been awarded a Sport Scholarship to Blundell’s School, Ronnie, who has been awarded a Sport Scholarship to King’s Bruton, and Lucy and Sophie, who have been awarded Sports Exhibitions to King’s Bruton. Good luck to those pupils who are yet to hear about or sit their scholarship exams – exciting times ahead!