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Items filtered by date: December 2011

Chamber Choir Carol Singing at Killerton

Over the past month, Chamber choir have performed at Killerton House as part of their late night shopping season. Supported by KS2 choir members, their programme of Christmas songs and carols delighted and entertained the audience as they continued their shopping. Standing room only proved available as the performances progressed, and the choirs were delighted by the warm and appreciative applause they received.

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Year 3 Christmas Carol Experience!

On Thursday the 12th December year 3 visited Killerton House for a ‘Christmas Carol Experience’. The children found out about the story and experienced life as a Victorian by exploring the opulence of the main house and some of the recreated sets of the story. Children played traditional parlour games including ‘Squeal piggy Squeal’ and the cobbler game. Children also played with some Victorian toys and reflected on the value of being ‘bought with money’ or ‘made with love’. The morning was finished off with a meeting with Ebenezer Scrooge himself who had finally realised the error of his ways just in time to celebrate Christmas and enjoy a sing song! Year 3 gave some fantastic renditions of some songs from ‘A Muppet Christmas Carol’ as well as the classic ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas.’ After enjoying the school Christmas lunch, the children returned to the grounds of Killerton to take part in a Christmas trail where they came face to face with the 3 ghosts and much, much more! A great day was had by all; even if we found the ghosts a little spooky! A special thank you to all of the staff and parent volunteers who gave up their day to help out…there wasn’t a Bah Humbug in sight!

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Football Team Report - 11th December 2013

BCPS girls football team had their first ever fixture away at St Peters (Budleigh) on Wednesday. It was the very first time they had played a competitive match together and they found the first half tough-going. The team was captained by Kelsey Salter who led the line well. Despite being 3 – 0 down at half-time, Broadclyst fought back well in the second half and the score line remained at 3 – 0 at full-time. All the girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and they are all looking forward to their next fixture.

The boys 1st Team  also had a very tough match on the adjacent pitch. Again the conditions were not easy, with a narrow pitch and small goals. Despite going 1 – 0 down early on, Broadclyst fought back and dominated the second half, having numerous chances to put the match beyond St Peters. The St Peters goalkeeper was a deserved man of the match, as time and time again he prevented Broadclyst from scoring. The game finished 2 – 2 which was probably a fair result. Congratulations to Charlie Tapp who was the star player for BCPS.

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Year 4 Triumph at Tag-Rugby Festival!

On Wednesday 11th December ten children from Year 4 had the opportunity to take part in a tag-rugby festival at Tiverton Rugby Club, playing against five other teams from local schools. Over the past term the children in year 4 have had a fantastic time developing their tag-rugby skills with Tom Viljeon from the Exeter Chiefs. The festival was the culmination of their training and after five tense games they reached the final. After drawing 3-3 against Clyst Hydon the result was left to be decided by a golden try which came courtesy of Sam Walters. The team played brilliantly well together, demonstrating the key skills they’d learnt and all involved enjoyed a memorable (and very muddy) day!

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Chess Team at the Devon Junior Championships

On Saturday 7th December, four members of the BCPS Chess Team took part in the Devon Junior Championships. These take place annually at the Teign School in Kingsteignton. Ben Bishop, Liam Hawkins, Craig Marriott and Josh Quinn-Rice gave a good account of themselves, scoring twelve points in total. Josh, Ben and Craig all qualified to play on the Under-11 Devon team, while Liam showed himself to also be a good prospect after picking up two wins. The chess team have a number of matches coming up in the New Year so keep checking the blog for more news!

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Chamber Choir Concert at Poltimore Chapel

On the evening of Thursday 5th December the chamber choir, together with members of the KS2 choir sang an evening's concert in the chapel at Poltimore House. The beautiful chapel venue rang with the sounds of Christmas carols and songs, ranging from well known favourites to some more unusual festive choices. The 60 strong group performed admirably to the audience of parents and families, which enthused about the choices and quality of singing. The night proved a really good start to the season's concert set.

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Yr 3 Choir at ‘Captain Blood’s Revenge’

On December 4th the choir members from year three went to the Signet Theatre in Exeter with Mrs Pulfer, to see an interactive opera by the Glendebourne touring opera company. Some of the children were called on stage to participate and all had a memorable time both watching and participating. The story centres around a missing boy ‘Billy Bone’ and his adventure with a zombie pirate crew, but also tough decisions when his girlfriend ‘Salty Sue’ doesn’t want him to return to piracy.

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Football Team Report: Pinhoe

BCPS had their first away match of the season last week in a rematch against local rivals Pinhoe. After a convincing 13 – 0 win in the first fixture this match proved a much tougher test. The conditions didn’t help Broadclyst – the pitch was small and the goals were even smaller. Despite these challenges the much-changed team were very strong and never looked in trouble. The end result was a 2 – 1 win to Broadclyst who continued their unbeaten run. Well done to all those involved and a particular mention to the star player Jack Thompson who worked hard throughout the match and showed great determination. 

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4LW at St Nicholas Priory and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

On Friday 29th November Class 4LW visited St Nicholas Priory and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum as part of their Tudor topic. They had a fantastic day exploring a real Tudor house and finding out what it would have been like to live there, playing a game of Shuffleboard, making butter and march pane and dressing up in Tudor clothes! They then had a delicious Tudor feast in the Great Hall and had the chance to try the food that they had made. The trip was finished with a visit to the current Tudor exhibition at the RAMM; the portraits inspired the children to create their own back in class!  

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Football Against Sidmouth

BCPS fielded both their first and second teams in a local football fixture against Sidmouth last week. The standard of football was very high and both teams played really well despite it being the first competitive match of the season. The first team had a very close encounter with Sidmouth and found themselves 3 – 0 down after the first 15 minutes. Showing a great amount of teamwork and determination, Broadclyst fought back to win 6 -4. The second team had a more comfortable victory beating the opposition 4 – 1. The team gelled well together, although for some of them it was their first ever competitive match and the first time they had played together. Well done to all those involved and a particular mention to the star players: Jack Thompson (2nd Team) and Charlie Tapp (1st Team).

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