Years 1 and 2 enjoyed a brilliant trip to Lyme Regis last week, where they consolidated their learning on seaside holidays (Year 1) and Mary Anning and fossils (Year 2). Many thanks to Ms Williams, Ms Bresland, Miss Fussell, Mrs Schmör and Miss Huffington for accompanying the trip; Ms Bresland reports that all the staff were super proud of the children, with members of the public commenting on their excellent behaviour throughout the day. Proud to be Perrott!
Many thanks to Leweston for a brilliant Year 3 and 4 Athletics Festival yesterday. All the children took part in the 600m, 75m, Speed Bounce, Throw and Standing Long Jump with many individual successes to shout about. Well done to Freddie R who came 1st in the 75m (Boys) and 2nd in the Speed Bounce (Boys), Atiya who came 1st in the Throw (Girls), Ollie who came 1st in the Throw (Boys), Lily who came 2nd in the 600m, 75m and Standing Jump (Girls), James who came 2nd in the 600m (Boys), Henry C who came 3rd in the Throw (Boys) and Toby who came 1st in the 600m (Boys), 2nd in the Throw and the Standing Jump (Boys) and 3rd in the 75m and Speed Bounce (Boys). What a fantastic set of results, you should all be very proud – and we were especially pleased to see our Year 3 children taking part with such passion. Well done to you all.
Children in Years 5 to 8 enjoyed a brilliant Summer Disco on Friday, courtesy of the wonderful Friends of Perrott Hill. Our thanks to all those who helped, including our resident DJ, Mr Bunday. More, more, more!
As part of the Year 8 Leavers’ Programme, our senior pupils took part in the Great Perrott Hill Bake Off on Saturday. Judging by the noise in the Dining Hall, they had a great time! Well done to the winning team, made up of Alex, Jack, Ned, Ed, Charlie S and Matias – and thank you to our Head Chef, Mr Bickham, for choosing the winners. No mean feat!
Year 1 have been learning about sounds in Science, varying the output of different instruments by blowing, shaking, scraping and tapping. Thanks, Mrs McKenzie, for a brilliant lesson!
A huge well done to the Perrott Hill Equestrian Team for their incredible successes in show jumping at the Royal Bath and West Show this weekend. Not only did the team come 1st in the 80cm, they also triumphed as individuals, with Lola 1st and Anouska 3rd in the 70cm, Marcia 1st and Anouska 2nd in the 80cm, and Ted 3rd in the 90cm. What fantastic achievements, well done to you all.
Two days, nearly 200 children – and a conga led by a storyteller with a ukulele… It could only be the Perrott Hill Children’s Literary Festival! The event, which took place during half term and was sponsored this year by Old Mill Accountants and Financial Planners, saw children attending from schools all over the South West, including Hinton St George, Merriott, Broadwindsor, Manor Park, Chilthorne Domer, Maiden Beech, Taunton School and Colyton Grammar School, to name a few. The children, ranging from Year 1 up to Year 8, enjoyed a range of inspirational workshops and masterclasses with award-winning authors, poets and storytellers including Ali Sparkes, Cliff McNish, Tamsin Cooke, Martin Maudsley, The Somerset Youth Theatre, The Poetry Slam, our Head of Art, Tabatha Palmer, and Little Toller Books.
What a way to end the half term… That was an exceptional House Music Competition and once again, it was great to see and hear such passion and spirit in our pupils; the theatre roof was well and truly raised! Well done to all our soloists but especially to Ashtyn (voice) and Rose (violin) – and a big shout out to Mendips for their winning performance of This is Me from The Greatest Showman. Many thanks to our adjudicator, David Gorodi from King’s Bruton – and happy half term, one and all.
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.