The traditional end-of-school-year football match between the Year 6 team (average age 10.75 years) and the staff (average age 32.75) took place this afternoon. The staff team included Mr James, Miss Hawkins, Mr Lees, Mr Beevor and Mr Pitts, and even I made an appearance on the pitch. The school field was lined with children and staff, enjoying the shade under the trees, on what could possibly have been the hottest day of the year. The first goal was scored in the second minute and the crowd went wild as we were forced to play catch up! At the end of the second half it was a draw and after penalties we beat the children 9-6.
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It was the Leavers' Assembly this morning. The Victory Hall was full, with over 100 parents and children from Years 4, 5 and 6. As well as celebrating the achievements of all the children, 16 awards and trophies were handed out for Sports, Arts, Endeavour, Effort, Citizenship, Achievement, Academic Prowess and Dedication to the School. The long-anticipated Enterprise Challenge Trophy was won by Recycle and Re-use. All of the children in Year 6 sang The Best Day Of Your Life, led by Kiera, and a thank-you speech was read by Brandon. It was an emotional time for many of the children and parents.
Mr James, Mrs Rothery and I were back as the 'Dragons' for the final stage of the Enterprise Project. Throughout the day the groups have had the opportunity to make a final presentation of their facts and figures. The children all conducted themselves professionally and were able to answer all the questions we put to them. They are now waiting to see if their group has won, but they will have to wait until the winners are announced at the Leavers' Assembly on Wednesday.
The school High Fives netball team had an amazing win against Willowbrook School. The final score was 19 – 0 with the team - Elli H, Maddy, Jasmin CB, Millie-Jo, Jasmine D, Chanel and Poppy B - demonstrating great sportsmanship and courtesy towards the opposition.
It was a beautiful summer's evening for the Year 6 Leavers' BBQ and Disco today. The children had all made an effort with their outfits, and they looked very grown-up. The food was cooked on the BBQ by Mr Bolt, as preparation for his imminent move to Australia! There was a bouncy castle and the disco was held in the marquee.
The Chamber Choir performed this afternoon at Princesshay, in the centre of Exeter. It was a great opportunity for them to perform in public to a much wider audience. The singing was enjoyed by the people in the surrounding cafés and restaurants, and shoppers stopped to listen. The Princesshay Events Organiser was so impressed with the choir's singing that they were asked if they would sing at the switching on of the Christmas Lights.
What a wonderful summer concert and picnic this evening at Killerton House. There were over 120 children singing in the whole-school choir, with songs sung by KS1 Choir, KS2 Choir, the Chamber Choir, and pupils who have singing lessons at school. There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere in the beautiful gardens whilst everyone was listening to a selection of songs that the children have sung over the past year. A great final concert.
I have returned from two lovely days with the Chamber Choir in London. We were going to see the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, but after two hours of stationary London traffic we missed the performance. Instead we spent the afternoon at The Tower of London, followed by dinner at Pizza Express. Today we took a flight on the London Eye and when we were at the top, the children sang 'Best Day Of My Life'. There was just enough time for me to take the group on a quick tour of London with a quick march back from Buckingham Palace to the London Eye to go on a river cruise. It was a very busy couple of days.