Broadclyst played their first football fixture of the season, away at Pinhoe and a thrilling end to end encounter, unfortunately finished in a 1-0 defeat.
After an exciting and fast paced opening 10 mins, Pinhoe scored from close range to take the lead. Broadclyst played some excellent passing movements on the left wing to get into dangerous positions and then make crosses into the box but to no avail. The half time whistle blew and the team came together for a quick motivational chat.
The team showed real spirit and perseverance, as they battled uphill during the 2nd half trying to get level. Jack Bishop came close with 5 minutes to spare but the ball just ran wide. Pinhoe played strong passing football throughout the 2nd half and they came close to increasing their lead on a number of occasions. Broadclyst goalkeeper Sam Walters played an outstanding game making a number of important and brave saves,
We look forward to welcoming Pinhoe at Broadclyst for the next fixture and we hope to see a strong turn-out supporting the efforts of the team.
The school open day is Tuesday 13th October 2015. Come and see the school in action, look around and speak to the staff and pupils. Between 6pm and 8pm the school is open, with guided tours, classroom and club activities available to see what the school is like during the day. Speak to our pupils; the best ambassadors of how we believe children should be able to learn.
The children in Year 5 have been out and about on their bicycles improving their cycling and road safety skills.
Bikeability is the current cycle training programme recognised by the government. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.
There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.
We arrived at Sandy Park home of Exeter Chiefs at 9:45 with the skies gradually clearing. Broadclyst were one of twenty schools lucky enough to be competing in the Rugby World Cup Schools Tag Festival. An event put on by the Exeter Chiefs to celebrate the start of the Rugby World Cup tonight. Each school were given a country to represent – Broadclyst were Australia! and we had a tough first pool to play through.
Our first match was against Fiji, better known as Duchy School. Broadclyst played extremely well gaining two points in the opening minutes, after that it was neck and neck before Duchy finished two points ahead in a fiercely competitive match. Unbowed we went on to play Uruguay (Ide School) who were incredibly strong in defence although they eventually crumbled to Broadclyst's relentless attacking play and we finished a point ahead at 6 vs 5.
Changing our strategy for play as we progressed through the day paid dividends and we went on to beat England (Cockwood) 9 to 6 and in a tough match drew with Wales (Ottery) at 4 points all. This was enough to get Broadclyst through to the Quarter Finals and the privilege of playing on the Chief's pitch.
In the Quarter Finals we were up against Japan (Newton St Cyres) who had been unbeaten in the first round. Two points down at half time, Broadclyst rose to the challenge and played like Tigers, our defence strengthened and we began passing well down the line onto the wings finishing 6-5 and getting through to the semi-finals. A tough match against Italy followed with each side gaining 1 point in turn before Broadclyst kept the lead by defending hard in the final minutes to finish 7-6. Amazing! We were through to the final and having to play Fiji (Duchy) again for the World Cup!
Stepping onto the pitch for the final time was a Broadclyst team full of confidence and determined to win. What followed was an incredibly closely matched and fast paced game, Broadclyst dug even deeper, defended hard, attacked harder and with a try in the final seconds won the Tournament!
The winners trophy and medals were presented to the Broadclyst Tag Rugby Team by the Mayoress of Exeter and the Chairman of Exeter Chiefs. The team were Sam Walters (Capt), Dom Boots-Hutchings, Harry Turner, Breanna Leach, Jess Courtney, Josef Welch, Charlotte Star, Finlay Thomas and Jack Bishop.
Over the past two weeks the children from Year 6 have spent the weekend on Dartmoor staying at the Dartmoor Training Centre.
Having departed straight from school the children arrived and were very keen to select a bed in the dormatories. There are only two, one for the boys and one for the girls. Once they were settled they put out the dining tables and were fed a delicious dinner cooked by Jane Williams and Zanna Partridge. Then a game of Windy Days was enjoyed by all before the children went off to bed and straight to sleep - not!
The following day, after cereal, yoghut and a fry up, the children were divided into two groups and set off to either caving or a romp across the moor. The cavers were kitted out in overalls, helmets and torches and headed off underground. The hikers walked from Hound Tor for miles and miles. After lunch together the groups swaped activities before heading back to the centre, filthy, exhausted and very hungry. What could be better for supper than a curry with rice and naan bread.
On Sunday morning, after another big breakfast, the whole group headed off into the woods for an orienteering challenge. Mr Pitts and Mr Lawson were very competitive!
A delicious roast dinner fueld the children for packing and cleaning up the centre before heading home via the souvenir shop at Dartmeet.
The Great Broadclyst Cook Off has begun! Over three days last week two teams of 2 children kicked off the first Cook Off. The meal of choice was Lasagne, but not any old lasagne, the children were given the recipe by Steve Hodge the school chef because it is so popular with the children in the school Dining Club.
Each day two teams battled it out and thier dishes were judged by Jonathan Bishop and Alex Pulfer. There was a real difference with all the lasagnes as the children had been given the freedom to adapt the reciepe and add or remove ingredients. The children kept tasting while cooking and the main changes were with the herbs, garlic, vegetables and the amount of cheese on top.
When all six lasagnes had been judged two teams were selected to take part in the final which was held as part of the school's conference. This time the judges were Steve Hodge and Myles Bremner who is the founder of the School Food Plan. The four children stood nervously while the food were tasted and then they took to the stage for the results to be announced. There was high praise indeed from the judges.
The Great Broadclyst Cook Off will continue throughout the year and all of the children in the school wil be cooking the school chef's recipes. Jonathan and Alex are looking forward to that!
Abbe Martin our very talend singing and Drama teacher will be appearing on the first episode of a new series of TFI Friday. It will on Channel 4 at 8.00pm and hosted by Chris Evans.
Abbe plays as one part of the duo Sound of the Sirens, with Hannah Wood who co-wrote All Join Hands. This was the song that the whole school sang last Christmas.
Abbe is very excited about performing on the show alongside Take That and U2. We will post a link to her singing on Facebook as soon as we can.
Good luck Abbe!
We were asked by Princesshay shopping centre to make scarecrow, but not just any old scarecrow.
The brief was to make a rugby player to celebrate the Rugby World Cup that will be kicking off on Friday. We were given the host nation England so we didn't need to do too much research.
Chloe Farrant, the school art techer set to work and the first job was to send out a request for straw. Thankfully we have many farming families at the school. Sean Leverton, the caretaker, was enlisted to build the frame and it was time for the children to get involved.
The scarecrow was huge and team of children who worked on him had the fun challenge of getting him across town to the centre of Princesshay. The finished scarecrows made by different Exeter schools were dotted around the town for shoppers to spot. The Broadclyst one wasn't that difficult to find!