We were delighted to host our first ever Archery contest this week, which was greatly enjoyed by all. A close encounter saw Sandroyd edge the win by a mere 5 points! We are all looking forward to a return match at Sandroyd in the summer.
Perrott Hill pupils were busy investigating a murder this weekend as part of our Cluedo Activity Weekend. They had great fun interrogating members of staff to find out who was responsible. It was the maid (aka Ms Cox!). The new generation of detectives is right here!
This weekend, five of our pupils took part in the Young People’s Music Festival at the Arts Centre in Stoke sub Hamdon. Rose played the piano beautifully in the 10s and under section, while Lucy, Chester, Toby and Sebastian all competed in the 11-14 section (singing, guitar, piano and violin respectively), with Lucy winning the section. Well done Lucy, and well done to you all for accomplished performances across the board!
Well done to our swimmers who competed brilliantly in the IAPS Swimming Regionals at Millfield Senior School last week. We’re looking forward to finding out whether we’re through to the Nationals later this term!
Our Year 8 scholars have been documenting the goings on in the art department for an assembly. This was a broken sculpture they came across, which has been used to show how incidental things can become art. They plan to add some recycled wire to it, inspired by photographer Tim Walker.
The Science classroom was transformed into a crime scene last week, with pupils investigating the fictional case of a teacher ‘graffitiing the lab’. The evidence? Photos of the teachers using different pens, fingerprint recovery and chromatography to analyse the pen ink. Great idea, Mr Andrews and Miss Aggett! (And Mr Silk, you are under arrest…).
If you go down to the woods today… Years 1 and 2 have been making woodland creatures from clay, complete with shelters to protect them from the weather. On Friday, they will find out how effective their shelters were and if their creatures survived the week. Thanks, as ever, to our incredible Forest School leader Ms Bresland!
The Perrott Hill Science department is proudly taking part in a project to help restock the River Axe with salmon. Supported by The Axe Rivers Catchment Associaton (TARCA), formerly Axe Vale Rivers Association (AVRA), we have recently installed a tank and cooler in the Science foyer so that pupils can monitor the hatching and growing of the young alevins. Thank you to the West Country Rivers Trust for donating the equipment, in the hope that more schools will one day be involved in similar projects.
Years 3 – 8 have had a brilliant day immersed in the art of performance poetry, thanks to Mr Carmichael and Miss Williamson from The Poetry Slam. The winning teams will be performing in assembly later this week!
Special thanks to Bryanston School biologist Drew Paterson for his excellent lecture on re-wilding for Years 3-8 yesterday. Mr Paterson’s hopes for re-introducing wolves to the Highlands of Scotland after a 375 year absence particularly caught the imagination, as did his discussion on how their re-introduction into Yellowstone Park has increased the numbers of birds, beavers and bears and ultimately changed the course of the rivers running through the area. Fascinating stuff.