Year 7 and 8 pupils enjoyed a wonderful Standing Tall event last week. They started with workshops in deportment, first impressions, modern manners and social graces, followed by a sit down meal with a set menu. We are so impressed with the way in which our pupils handled themselves and were delighted to receive an email from the Director of Standing Tall saying: “Please thank your catering staff for their joyous enthusiasm – what a wonderful reflection they are of just how great Perrott is. To be honest, there is nowhere quite like it and we go to hundreds of different schools and businesses all over the UK and abroad. The atmosphere at your school is one of huge warmth and just so welcoming. Thank you all.” Once again, we are proud to be Perrott.
Pupils in Years 3-8 enjoyed a brilliant laser tag activity weekend this weekend, with curry in the woods on Saturday night, pancakes for breakfast and a trip to the beach for our boarders on Sunday! Huge thanks to all the staff involved for organising such a fun and memorable weekend.
As part of their work in philosophy, Year 7 have been wandering the school grounds pondering the question: ‘What is beauty?’ We are so impressed with the work they have subsequently produced; it makes us very proud to be Perrott Hill.
Well done to the following Year 3 pupils, who were presented with book vouchers in assembly this morning in recognition of their achievements in reading this year: Enna and Harry, who have both read a total of 20 books; Harry and Henry who have read the highest number of words (554,343 and 541,119 respectively); Tilly, who has had the highest number of 100% quizzes via our Accelerated Reader UK scheme (and also came third in the number of words read); Rose, who has made the greatest progress this year and Evie, who has the highest ZPD range. Very well done to you all.
What an achievement for our U13 crew, Will and Ed, at the IAPS Regatta in Portland harbour yesterday – they came 10th overall in the RS Zest class, sailing on the same waters as Ben Ainslie when he won Gold in the men’s Finn race at the 2012 Olympics! Our three U11 crews did well in the face of force 6 winds on Wednesday, too – a special shout out to Alistair and Ottilie who made it to the end, coming 7th in the RS Feva class. Well done to you all.
We love this photograph of our summer term Head Boy, Head Girl and Prefects, which was taken in the Rose Garden this week. They are extremely worthy ambassadors of the school for their final term.
Very well done to our Fencers, who competed in Epee, Sabre and Foil at the IAPS competition at Millfield this weekend – and our sincere thanks to our indefatigable coach, Nigel Carter, for his support on the day. We were so proud of the talent on display.
Our reception children are making the most of this glorious weather (and the views across the rolling hills of Somerset and Dorset) with some reading on the Front Terrace. Our school motto, time and space for a full education, certainly springs to mind!
Our Year 7s enjoyed a brilliant morning at the Od Arts Festival in East and West Coker on Friday, where they got to take a tour of the twine works, view an exhibition, speak to performance artist Isobel Adderley and work with lean artists Megan Calver and Gabrielle Hoad. Here they are taking part in a print workshop run by Double Elephant Print Workshop. Huge thanks to Perrott parents Simon and Chantelle for such superb organisation and a fantastic event; we are so pleased to have been a part of it.
Well done to Year 8 pupils Charlie and Jack, whose football team – the U13 Perry Street Youth Football Club – have become double champions this season by winning the Yeovil & District Division 1 League (the top division for their age group in the area) and the Division 1 Cup. Charlie plays Centre Back and Jack plays Centre Forward. It’s a remarkable achievement as it’s the first time a Perry Street Youth team has won the league since it started in 1903! Well done to you both, and to everyone in the team.