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Gliddon and Squire Cross Country League… Blows Out in Style….

The last event in the 2019/20 league saw a reduced team of Kitty, Elfini and Presley battle windy and very muddy conditions at West Buckland School to complete their final cross country run of the league.  They all battled well despite some injuries (Kitty) and a lot of mud.  At the end of the run the annual prize giving saw [...]

Our School Council… on food.

Our School Council meetings take place every month so that I can share my thoughts and make some decisions alongside representatives from every class.  They, in turn, read minutes back to the rest of their class and discuss the items we spoke about. For a while now, some of the year 6 children have made comments about portion sizes being [...]

Boosters…

Year 5 & 6 are off to a good start, beginning, day one. They've commenced, and even looked at dictionaries, thesauri/ thesauruses and also explored the etymology (history / origin) of words! They really are a great bunch. They're brilliant, lovely, marvelous, the best, wonderful, fantastic... Enormous?... Colossal?... Famous?... (Mmm, thesaurus and dictionary work again next week!)

Inspired Playgrounds…

Most children were involved in lots of activity and games on our new playground markings today. Apart from being Martha's Dad, Ben Cox is the lead coach for 'Inspired Playgrounds' and he came in to help us all with an additional free session. Ben led the children in some playground sessions, helped explain how to use the markings to our [...]

We also do first aid…

Tonight is the school's second and final session on first aid training, with Liz Greenway from Abbeymead Safety Training. We're again, going to be trained up for a further three years - pretty much all our staff, including our football coach parents. Personally, I've possibly had up to 30 years of continuously being first aid trained, and I've got to [...]

Willow structures…

I wonder what the children will think of the willow structures that started to get woven together yesterday, up in the Forest Village? Thanks to Holly, Ted, Mandy, Mark and Pete for spending time in the cold, up behind Stepping Stones. The whole place is coming along beautifully! :-)

Swimming Challenges…

A wonderful start to the week with lots of children setting themselves swimming challenges - how much or how far can they swim given an hour in the pool? Some children only challenged themselves to a small distance but this doesn't matter a jot - I was fortunate enough to follow one of these children doing only 4 lengths and [...]

Gliddon and Squire X Country League Round 5 – aka ‘The MUDDY one’

Georgeham's team of intrepid cross country runners were reduced in size but not in gusto this weekend with Martha, Jet and Presley flying the flag for the school team in the U11 and U9 races.  The event was the first of the year and the 5th in the season and took place at Shebbear College (in the middle of nowhere [...]

We have a visitor…

Our FROGS certainly know people and can pull strings!! They've only managed to find Father Christmas... who just so happened to have 100 wrapped presents in his bag!! Amazing!! Thanks FROGS, and those that have supported and helped raise funds.

Another Christmas Tradition… Counting forks…

Keri & Martina have done a sterling job this morning - children are going to love it! But the other Christmas tradition that the unsung heroes help out in, is that of counting spaces / spoons / chairs... possibly not place settings though! Thanks to Elaine & Kate for their annual mammoth task of getting the hall ready! Look at [...]