Class 2 have been given the opportunity to be part of a very special Cornish hedging project this half term.
The whole project is called “Kerdroya”, which means labyrinth in Cornish. The project leaders are working with schools in areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to repair/start Cornish hedges using traditional techniques and local rocks.
Cornish hedges are made from stone and earth, the earth goes on to provide a habitat for plants and animals and the structure can last for thousands of years.
Class 2 have had a workshop in school and the next stage is to actually work at the hedging site, with an expert Cornish hedge builder. They will each lay a stone so will be leaving a legacy!
Once the project is complete, a labyrinth will be created on Bodmin Moor using stones and techniques from each of the areas.
Years 5 and 6 Residential at Camp Kernow was a great success. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experiences they were challenged with and the pleasure of just spending time with each other.
Years 3 and 4 had a brilliant visit to Lundy island on Tuesday 21st May.
The weather was perfect all day.
If you get the opportunity to go it's well worth a visit on a day trip or you can stay in a choice of holiday cottages there. The MS Oldenburg sales from Ilfracombe and Bideford.
Our SongFest choir.
Several school choirs in the North Cornwall area have been learning the same songs over the last few weeks. They came together to perform these songs on Wednesday 13th March at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall, Launceston. It was a lovely musical evening. All the children were given a Songfest T-shirt to wear.
Well done to everyone who took part and a special thank you to Mrs Heard who has worked very hard in teaching you the songs.
Youth Speaks competition 2019
We entered two teams in the first round of the competition in Bude and luckily one of our teams got through to the next round of the competition. Our best team took part in the second round which was held in Barnstaple on Saturday 2nd March. Our team spoke on the topic of Dogs being allowed on beaches. Although they did not get through to the next round we are very proud of them. We are extremely proud of both teams for doing their best and taking part in this local public speaking competition.
School Council Action Groups
This year we have reorganised our School Council so that we involve more of the children.
The children have been divided into 4 groups each with an area of responsibility:-
Teaching and learning
The groups have met and made suggestions which were taken and put forward by the Year 6 pupils to the School Council. As a result spelling games have been purchased, play leaders have been set up, some pupils are enquiring about the amount of sugar in school dinner puddings and Classes 1 and 2 will be singing carols around the village rather than just Class 2. Children in Need has been planned to include donations of soft toys to the local Food bank as well as raising money for Children in Need.
We are very impressed with the ideas that have come about.
Recently, Cornwall Police began to work with schools in Cornwall by letting the school know, before 9am the following school morning, if there has been a callout to a domestic abuse report at the home of one of their pupils at any time in the past 24 hours (or during a weekend or holiday). This is to enable us to support the child in school and to be aware that it is likely they have had a disturbed night. We would then follow our usual safeguarding procedures as appropriate.
Support is always welcomed for our link school in Eldoret, Kenya where staff provide not only a home but an education for children. The Rift valley has suffered from a long drought and the on going effects have been devastating on food production in that area. If you wish to learn more about this school please visit their website. (Please see below)
There are several ways you can make donations. Through our school, via their website www.fkc.org.uk or directly into their bank account via BACS.
( account no.- 54535557 sort code. - 60 01 41
account name- Friends of Kenya's Children )