Canford Archives - Perrott Hill

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Year 7 Public Speaking Competition

Eight finalists took part in the hotly contested Year 7 Public Speaking Competition recently, to a packed audience of pupils, parents and our guest adjudicator (and school governor), Richard Redwood from Canford. Each pupil had to present a two-minute speech on a charity of their choice, with the top three charities being selected as our […]

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10th February 2023

Year 6 Science Workshop

Many thanks to Canford for hosting a fantastic science workshop for Year 6 pupils before half term. Running as part of their annual ‘Festival of Ideas’, the stand-up science show by Ian B Dunne featured a range of experiments (including sparks, bangs and levitating objects!) and was great fun.

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2nd November 2022

Year 8 Debate

The first debate of the academic year took place recently, with Year 8 pupils debating the motion ‘This House believes that digital devices should replace paper and books in school’. Following some fervid arguments from both sides and questions from the floor, the motion was defeated by 49 votes to 40 – a surprise result […]

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24th October 2022

Harvest Festival

Friday’s Harvest Festival was led by Reverend Prebendary Mike Vockins OBE, and served as a wonderful reminder of the power of ‘cheerful giving’. Our junior and senior choirs sang beautifully and with such spirit (a special mention must go to Gabriel and George for their very impressive solos), while Head Girl, Alice, and Prefects, Ellie […]

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10th October 2022

Year 8 Classical Civilisation

Year 8 have been adapting ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ into a film in classical civilisation with Dr Longley-Cook. Last week, they created film boards to show their knowledge and understanding of the myth and today they presented their ideas to a panel of critics and took questions. Well done to Euan whose adaptation was chosen […]

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10th October 2022

Class of 2020 Reunion

It was a pleasure to welcome back our 2020 leavers for a get together on the Front Terrace last week. This brilliant group of pupils – who between them went onto 11 different schools including Canford School, Blundell’s, King’s Bruton, Sherborne Girls and Taunton School – missed out on the usual leavers’ events due to […]

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14th July 2022

Carols and Readings

Pupils and parents came together for a glorious evening of carols and readings in the Grundy Hall last week. Featuring an array of musical performances and readings, as well as as carols in Mr Shortman’s own inimitable style (a special mention to the Headmaster for his impromptu solo!), it was a lovely festive evening next […]

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10th December 2021

Art Scholars in Pre-Prep

Very well done to our amazing Year 8 art scholars, who last week planned and taught an art lesson in Pre-Prep on how to paint and make a recycled Christmas tree. The Year 2 children listened intently and produced some incredible work – it was a wonder to behold! Well done Year 8; the rest […]

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10th December 2021

Prize Giving

Our school community came together for Prize Giving on the final day to term, to celebrate the many successes and achievements of our pupils throughout the year. We were honoured to welcome the Headmaster of Canford, Ben Vessey, who spoke about the importance of the three p’s – positivity, patience and perseverance. It was an […]

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19th July 2021

Pre-Prep Sports Day

Pre-Prep pupils took part in their Sports Day earlier this month, with many successes and personal achievements throughout the morning. We are delighted that all their hard work in PE this term paid off! Many thanks to Mr Sheldon and the games department, along with Ms Williams and the Pre-Prep team, for a great morning […]

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19th July 2021