Our Saturday morning hockey training has now started back up and is open to all children in Years 2 to 4 from Perrott Hill and surrounding schools. The training takes place every Saturday during term time from 8.30am to 10am and costs £2.50 per week. Please email email@example.com for further info and booking.
Our Nursery and Reception children have been looking at the best of British, as part of their topic work on ‘Understanding the World.’ There were lots of happy faces when they got to take part in a traditional afternoon tea recently!
Very well done to all our pupils who took ABRSM exams last term across a range of instruments (cello, violin, piano, harp, trumpet, horn and voice). Every child passed with an impressive 90% being awarded a Merit or a Distinction. A fantastic set of results, well done to you all.
Introducing our Head Boy, Stanley, Head Girl, Lily, and Prefects for this term. Our Heads of School are appointed in recognition of their personal qualities and efforts and, following their first meeting with Mr McCullough and Mr Silk this week, the team are raring to represent the school. Well done to you all.
Happy New Year to all our families and friends, from all of us here at Perrott Hill. We’ve enjoyed a bustling INSET programme this week and are looking forward to welcoming the children back on Monday.
Hot on the heels of our special Advent service at St Martin’s Church in North Perrott, 44 of our pupils performed at an evening of Christmas Carols and Readings at Mapperton House. What a joyously informal evening of music making it was, concluding with a stonking rendition of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ with children, staff and parents combining to great effect. Well done to all those who took part and a very big thank you to Mr Shortman and his team. Proud to be Perrott!
Our annual Year 7 Public Speaking Competition was a great success this month; each pupil had just two minutes to talk about the best human invention, using their powers of persuasion to convince our guest judge, Mr Giles Robinson from Sherborne School, that theirs should be chosen. Very well done to Jemima, who came 1st for clarity of voice and use of humour when talking about her chosen invention, the oven; to Sebastian, who was highly commended for good eye contact and a well-reasoned argument about books; and to Octavia, who was speaking about the iPhone and was commended for great delivery and a good use of counter argument. We were so impressed by all of you!
Earlier this month, our U9s celebrated a great morning at the Hazlegrove Hockey Tournament. They tried exceptionally hard, came second in their group to go through to the knockout stage and finished joint third place with Taunton School. Well done, girls – we are very proud of you.
Former England and Bath prop forward and Director of Rugby at Millfield School, John Mallett, gave a brilliant coaching session to our Year 7 and 8 boys earlier in the term. One of his protégés at Millfield was Manu Tuilagi, who played for England in last Saturday’s fixture against Australia. ‘After all this time, he still calls me sir!’ quipped John. It was a privilege to have you here John, thank you for a top afternoon of rugby.
Years 3 to 8 benefited from a brilliant lecture by Perrott parent Peter Ginn this term, which took in his early days studying Egyptian archaeology as a student at University College London right up until his role as co-presenter of the acclaimed BBC Two ‘Historical Farm’ series. He gave a fascinating insight into what it takes to be an archaeologist and was ably assisted by Charlotte, Henry, Alfie and Rose, who helped explain what is involved in a dig. Thank you, Peter.