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December 2012

Exeter Football League Kids Cup

Year 5 and 6 pupils represented the school in the Exeter City round of the EFL Kids Cup held at Exeter University on Thursday 23rd January.

After two warm-up games, including playing against Yeo Valley for the first time, the team entered the group stage.  They faced St. Nicholas and Montgomery in the group stage, losing 3-1 to St. Nicholas and beating Montgomery 3-2 thanks to Charlie with a last-minute winner to complete his hat-trick.

As a result of this the team moved forward into the knock-out stage; and despite putting in a good performance were knocked out by the eventual runners-up of the competition.  The team left the event in good spirits and are now looking to refocus their efforts in moving up the league table over the course of their remaining Exeter Primary Football League fixtures.

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Young Voices at the O2 Arena

Recently, the Chamber Choir from Broadclyst, went on a trip to London to sing in the Young Voices Choir, at the O2 arena. The choir was made up of over 8000 primary school students from different schools in England. We also went to The Natural History Museum and the Tate Modern, which were both really interesting. When we got near to the O2, we went on the cable-car that goes across the Thames. Some of us were really scared but, when they started going, we really enjoyed it!

The event was an amazing experience to be part of such a big and breath-taking sound. The best part was when it went dark. Everybody had been given small torches so when the lights turned off everybody shone them and all you could see was a sea of lights. The songs we sang were incredible and when everyone came together, we sounded astonishing. Some songs had dances choreographed by Andy Instone who was in Urban Stride. We also had some special guests; they were: Ruti Olajugbagbe, the Voice winner 2018, The Shires and Tony Hadley. My personal favourite was The Shires. If we have the chance to go again the answer would always be a "Yes!"

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Killerton Cross Country

32 pupils from Years 2-6 attended the Exeter and Mid-Devon School Games Cross-Country at Killerton on Monday 27th January.
 
Despite particularly challenging conditions that put the whole event in doubt every pupil did brilliantly to just complete the course for their age group. 800m for Year 2, 1000m Years 3/4 and 1200m Years 5/6.  Furthermore, it was great to see pupils still competing with smiles on their faces and supporting one another throughout despite the driving rain.
 
Particular highlights were both Madison and Matthew finishing second and winning silver medals in their respective races competing against between 50-150 pupils from other local schools in each race. Jasper also achieved a solid 4th place in his race but as stated previously, every pupil should be proud of their achievements in 'authentic' cross-country conditions.

 

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Year 3/4 Football Event

On Monday 27th January Year 3 pupils from Broadclyst and Westclyst, along with Year 4 Broadclyst pupils faced St Leonards in a boys’ football match; held for the first time on the pitch at Westclyst.

Despite the soggy conditions everyone involved was excited to be taking part and the matches were played in an excellent spirit throughout whilst retaining their competitive nature.  Each team played two matches and also had a short practice session whilst they weren’t playing to work on their skills. Year 4 won both games playing at pace throughout and scoring a number of excellent finishes, including two from considerable distance.   Westclyst Year 3 won their first game and were unfortunate to concede a goal late on in their second game. Broadclyst Year 3 gelled excellently, moving the ball quickly as a team and consequently scored a number of goals across their two matches.  

Players from all 3 teams came off the pitches at the end rightly proud of their performances and already looking forward to future opportunities to represent their school in football.

 

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Effective Handwashing

Health Information from the School Nurse, Tracey;

In this week’s newsletter I would like to highlight the importance of effective handwashing, I have recently been into some of the reception classes with ‘Max’ the UV light machine that helps to detect effective handwashing, the children enjoyed learning how to wash their hands, for about 30 secs singing happy birthday twice, washing all areas of the hands, including the wrists.

We spoke about important times of the day to wash our hands, they are:

  • After going to the toilet
  • Before we eat/prepare food
  • After handling animals
  • After playing outside
  • When they are visibly dirty.
  • When we have a virus, cold/flu vomiting or diarrhoea we need to wash them more.

I also emphasised that we only need to wash our hands at this time and not become obsessive and over wash our hands!

These messages are important for all of us to remember to limit the spread of virus, especially at this time of the year when viruses are more prevalent.

For more information, please follow this link to NHS Choices.

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