A privileged few of our pupils had the opportunity to go to Taunton School on Monday this week and take part in their Mixed Sports Challenge. Everyone who attended had a great day out! Well done to Will Male and Lottie Wild who received certificates for Best Effort and Improvement. A big thank you to Taunton School for inviting us.
... and rock it certainly did! Well done to all of our KS2 pupils for their outstanding performances last week. A brilliant production!
Hi We are Class 4 pupils and we made an advertisement to raise funds for our school. The money we raise will go towards school resources such as PE equipment and play equipment etc. Please enjoy our video and we hope it will persuade you to stay behind after school on Friday 14 July with some change in your pockets!
Given the recent terrible events from the past 2 weeks that have impacted the UK, our Year 6 pupils performed what they learned from their Beatles music lesson in front of the whole school and gave their views of how they would like to see the world when they are 64. Please enjoy.
A record 16 pupils this year visited our friends at Eridan Internationale Ecole in France this May. The weather was as beautifully warm as the welcome we received from our French hosts and their families. Thank you very much. We hope you thoroughly enjoy the slide show below.
Class 4 was lucky enough to have Val Stones in today as their supply teacher so what an opportunity to take advantage of her and do some baking!
The school had a wonderful music assembly yesterday with our pupils giving a huge variety of performances from boomwhacking, guitar, piano, ukele, brass, woodwind, drums, street dance to our various choirs. Well done to all pupils involved. It was truly excellent.
What a way to celebrate St David's Day! The Levels Academy Trust organised a trip to the Big Pit at Blaenavon, South Wales, for both Hambridge and Huish Episcopi Primary Schools. The trip included the wearing of miner hats with torches to go 90m down a mine and experience what it would have been like for small children, pit ponies (who stayed down there all year apart from 2 weeks!) and the miners themselves. Luckily they call came out as clean as whistles and didn't need to use the showers! A big thank you to all the staff at Big Pit for an incredible day and their wonderful sense of humour.
A very early 6.30 am start yesterday was had by our Year 6 pupils. They joined classes from the other Levels Academy schools (Huish Episcopi, Middlezoy and Othery primaries) on a joint academy trip to London to visit the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
As soon as the children arrived at the Houses of Parliament they were taken on a tour and were able to sit in the galleries of both the House of Lords and House of Commons and watch debate at the highest level. A few lucky children in the Central Lobby managed to see Boris Johnson rusb by surrounded by a very large entourage! Following this the children had an Election Workshop which showed the children how democracy works, what manifestos are, how people vote in their constituencies etc. A wonderful experience and one that won't be forgotten.
After lunch and a short walk in front of Parliament the children arrived at the architecturally extraordinary Westminster Abbey. Class 5 have been studying Charles Darwin and Evolution and so the children were able to view Darwin's grave as well as those of many, many other very famous people, Sir Isaac Newton, Queen Elizabeth I, Henry VII, Charles Dickens to name but a few.
A long journey home was broken up by a stop off at Fleet Services and, with the help of one wonderful security guard, the coach was able to park (remember the recent fire?) and the children could go and grab something to eat.
A very big thank you to all the pupils of The Levels Academy Trust - you all behaved beautifully and were a delight to be with, to Berry's coaches for having such brilliant and amusing drivers, to the staff at the Houses of Parliament who were very accommodating, to the aforementioned security guard and finally to the verger at Westminster Abbey, who despite it not being his job, took a lot of time out of getting ready for a service to talk to the children.
A brilliant day!
Many congratulations to Hambridge pupils who won the Small Schools Cup today at the Area Cross Country. They've all left covered in mud but with large smiles on their faces!