32 of our wonderful children took part in the first cross country event of this year at Beaminster Comprehensive. All children ran superbly and were awarded 5 cups, a shield plus many medals for their running. The ground was extremely wet and muddy but all children ran with great enthusiasm. It is always so lovely to see how our children support each other by running alongside them and cheering each other on.
A special mention for all the children that have never participated before and to the parents who gave up their time to transport our children to this event. Thank you also to Mr and Mrs David who have been running training sessions for our pupils and to Mrs Karen Reeve who took the fabulous photographs you can see below.
We were invited to take part a Christmas tree decorating competition at Beaminster St Mary’s Church. The School Council decided that we should have an overarching theme of presents this year, so each class made and decorated Christmas boxes. KS2 made geometry nets and KS1 used recycled materials. The judges declared us the winners and we have been given a financial contribution to school funds.
11.11.21 – Parrett and Axe took part in and act of remembrance, thinking about all those who have died in war. We had a short service which included a minute’s silence and laying of poppies, created by the children.
We have organised an elite athlete to visit the school on 19th November 2021. This could be a Team GB Athlete, Paralympian, International Athlete, Olympian or Professional Athlete such as a boxer or rugby player. They will be working with the children throughout the event and will present a PowerPoint assembly on Friday for the pupils to learn how they got into sport and about their nutritional needs to keep their bodies in optimum condition. This is followed by a demonstration of their sport finishing off with a Q&A sessions. This is a great opportunity for our pupils. We will be sending out sponsor forms on 20th October for the children to do a sponsored circuit event. This will help raise funds for new unsponsored athletes who have no funding or established athletes and for our school.
On Tuesday 29th June 24 of our KS2 children represented our school at the Cross-Country Relay Championships. All children ran exceedingly well and displayed great sportsmanship. We are delighted to let you know that in the Y5/6 teams we came 1st, 3rd and 4th overall and 3 achieved a 2nd place for the Y3/4 A team. We were presented with 2 cups and a shield for the A team winners and B team winners and the shield for winners overall for the years 5/6 category. Many of our Y3/4 children have never attended a Cross Country event before and I know they are looking forward to representing our school in the new school year.