Super Stride 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

After the success of last years Super Stride, we have decided to hold another one this year! Last year the playground got a new lick of paint, this year we are aiming higher. We would like to raise funds this year to provide an enclosed outdoor classroom to enrich forest school sessions, and enable other lessons to venture out into nature regardless of the weather.

Super Stride will be a fun, 2k or 5k (your choice!) run or walk. Parents & siblings are invited to take part and to also get sponsored.  The optional fancy dress theme this year is Sports – this is to acknowledge The Euros & The Olympics that will be taking place this year.

Super Stride will take place on Friday 14th June at 1.30pm. Parents & siblings can arrive from 1.20pm. Students can come to school already in their fancy dress. (Fancy dress is optional)

Below you will find a sponsorship form to be completed, if you need more sheets contact reception and we will happily print more off for you.

Yours Sincerely

Simon Smith

Handball Heroes

1.5.24 – On Thursday 25th April, 13 of our Year 4/5/6 pupils took part in their first ever Handball Tournament at Beaminster School.
We played 5x 10-minute games against other schools in the collaboration. We won the first game against Greenford scoring 5 goals. We drew with 2 other schools and lost to both the Stickland teams.
Fabulous goals were scored by Teyen, Freddie, Theo and Harris. Kaylan, Archie and Jude were superb goal-keepers and were supported brilliantly by Devon, Charlie, Carter, Holly, Lyla and Conor who covered the whole of the pitch with superb passing and defending. We came 4th overall with 9 points.
All our children displayed our school and sports values and took the lead in shaking hands with the opposing teams. Congratulations to all our players and a massive thank you to all our parents that transported our team to this event and supported everyone.


17.4.24 – On Tuesday 16th April, 8 of our Year 5 and 6’s participated in the Kwik Cricket Tournament at Beaminster Memorial Playing Fields. 5 schools took part in this exciting event.

As always, Parrett and Axe children displayed the highest examples of sportsmanship and behaviour, upholding all our sporting and school values.

Our team was declared overall winner of the tournament so congratulations to all our players.

A massive thank you to all the parents who transported and supported our superb cricketers to this event and our thanks, too, to Ross Baker and all the umpires including our own Reverend Baldwin for organising such an enjoyable event.

Paralympic Athlete to visit P&A

25.3.24 – We are thrilled to be able to share some more information about our upcoming Sports for Schools event. We are excited to announce that the athlete who will be visiting us on Monday 22nd April will be paralympic swimmer and triathlete David Hill!  

On the event day children will need to come in their PE kits as they will be taking part in a sponsored fitness circuit run by their athlete. A terrific way to get all children excited about sport and realise that getting moving is really fun!

David will then share his incredible sporting journey, a story of resilience and determination in a fun and interactive assembly. There will also be an opportunity to ask any burning questions in a Q&A session with their inspiring role-model at the end!  

The children will be bringing home a sponsorship form today with more details on how to collect sponsor money. The money raised for the event will go towards new important resources to improve levels of physical activity in our school, such as new sports equipment!

Tree Planting Extravaganza

This week has seen the children plant another 80 trees taking our total to around 250 altogether. They are now all expert tree planters and all have some understanding of the important role trees play in our fight against climate change.
This time we have planted a wide variety of trees including Oak, Sessile Oak, Field Maple, Grey Willow, Silver Birch, Wild Cherry and Hazel.
We are very proud of all the children and all their efforts!
Huge thanks to our Tree Expert, Pete Rothman, for his knowledge and all his help planting the trees, Mrs Guppy for leading day 2, all our wonderful parent helpers and of course all our marvellous children who worked so hard to dig, plant and refill the holes!!
I can’t wait to see them grow.
Onwards and Upwards

Cross Country Stars

On Wednesday 28th February, 24 of our awesome athletes took part in the Cross Country Relays at Sir John Colfox School. The weather was absolutely awful but all our fabulous runners ran superbly. Some of our athletes were taking part for the first time.

This year we had to wear coloured bibs to denote our team and school. We could also run in any order instead of the usual fixed order. All children ran 1000m each and had to pass a cone to the next team member who then ran. The last runner had to run into the funnel and were awarded a place.

CONGRATULATIONS to Year 3/4 A team who came 2nd overall in their year grouping. They were awarded medals and certificates.
As always, Parrett and Axe children ran alongside, supporting each other and cheering each pupil’s run.
It is always heart warming to see this display of encouragement towards each other. All the children were true ambassadors of sport upholding all our school and sporting values.
Thank you also, to all our wonderful parents who transport and support our school at all these events.

Usborne Sponsored Read

The Usborne Sponsored Read will be taking place during book week again this year. All children are invited to join in, by reading as much as they can each day from the 4th – 11th of March and asking friends and family to sponsor them. All money raised goes directly to buy books for each class. There will be prizes for the children in KS1 and 2 who read for the most minutes and who raise the most sponsorship. Younger children who are learning to read can take part by listening to and sharing stories with an adult. Do please support and join in with this great event.

You can download the sponsor forms and reading log below.

P&A at Futsal Final!

On Tuesday 6th February, 11 of our Year 3/4 pupils took part in the Futsal Final at Beaminster School on the 3G pitch.
We were playing against Bridport Primary who were the finalists from the Bridport schools Collaboration.
It was a brilliant final with all our pupils playing superbly. Carter scored an amazing goal and we had several near misses where the ball hit the cross-bar. Bridport Primary eventually won 2-1.
It was a fabulous game with all our children upholding our school and sporting values.
Thank you to all our parents who transported and supported our wonderful children at this event.