What a lovely afternoon’s service!
Class 4 started us off with a walk through from 1868. What would they put in a Time Capsule back then? We fast tracked back to the present day and opened up their Time Capsule only to start another in the present day… and again we zoomed to the school of the future where they simply placed memory cards into their Time Capsule! Maybe an idea we could take up at the end of our 150th year? 🙂
A highlight for many was a collection of stories and memories from some of our Alumni. We asked some of our existing children to read out some memories of pupils from as early as 1934. Click through to our Alumni page to see some of the old photos and read some memories. We would love to hear from past pupils and to add to our page, whether it’s photos or memories – please do get in touch!
Holly, Fraser and Grace are also past pupils of our school but they’ve continued the amazing legacy of holding Braunton Academy’s Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy and Girls positions. Braunton Academy has had a Georgeham Pupil in these positions every year, over the past 12 years. Providing only 15 or so Georgeham children to a year group of around 150 at Braunton, this is a massive achievement and something we’re really proud of! Holly, Fraser and Grace spoke about their time here, their friendships, their values and their strong belief that Georgeham provides amazing opportunities for our children. We’re really proud of them!
Our Chair of Governors, Ali Smith, took up the story of what makes our school so special, and introduced our new school strapline that we’ve been developing over the past year through much consultation with all our stakeholders, Small School Huge Horizon.
Ali also introduced our new values, and it was great that in the short time that they’ve been used and spoken about at school, the children were able to match the picture we have of them, to the values themselves…
We are Kind
We are Confident
We are Curious
We are a Community
We are Adventurous
We are Ambitious
We also heard from John Symonds, Chair of Georgeham Parish Council, who presented us with some lovely trophies that we can present to children at the end of the year, made by a local carpenter Martin Edwards. John also showed us community spirit by informing us that the Parish Council has found funding from within the local community to replace all of our picnic benches on the back field that have slowly gone into disrepair. Lots of good news there!
Class 3 spoke about how our new values are seen in what we do at school.
We had singing…
1848’s popular hymn, ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ as well as a very modern, ‘Harvest Samba,’ the very popular, ‘Conkers’ and also Class 1 singing, ‘Cauliflowers Fluffy.’
We also had Harvest Produce brought in – a huge amount of produce and a collection too, for Encompass South West in Barnstaple.
Class 2 told us about the farmers and the produce we get from them.
Lastly, Dave Matthews, our local Croyde Baptist’s Minister, prayed for our school, the children, and our local and wider community for another wonderful 150 in the future.