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After many weeks of rehearsals the children in Key Stage 1 and the nursery performed their Christmas performance of ‘The Nativity’ at Clyst Vale Community College. The two performances were on Monday 16th December and Tuesday 17th December. There were Kings, Angels, Shepherds, Innkeepers, Mary and Joseph and even a pantomime donkey! The children had all practised really hard and were very excited to show parents and their siblings their polished Nativity. The result was fabulous and the children should feel very proud of their achievements.
January Update: Here are the photos as published by the Exeter Express and Echo - Broadclyst Nativity Gallery
The Great British Bake-off arrived in Broadclyst Parish Church with a one-off Christmas special – performed by the year 6 children. Paul Hollywood (Sam Johnston) and Mary Berry (Poppy Blythe) presented the show which included three bakers (Alex Cole, Lily Rogers and Hannah Hewald) plus the ever-present Mel (Maddy Knight) & Sue (Lucy Howes). As well as the play, there was a whole host of singing and musical performances – plus a very special comedy sketch. All the year 5 & 6 children sang wonderfully in the choir and they should all feel extremely proud of the hard work and practice which they put in during the weeks leading up to the performance. Thank you to all of the friends, family, teachers and children who came to the church and supported the year 5 & 6’s.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.