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Cross Country – Bideford

I really enjoyed attending the Instow Cross Country event with all the Junior School pupils yesterday at Bideford College playing fields.  Part of that was being able to chat to the children as we walked them across and back, but…

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From little acorns..

In today’s assembly I asked the pupil’s to think about how oak trees can live for over a thousand years; and so if an old oak tree could talk, what might it be able to tell us about how the…

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Pancake Skills

I love Pancake Day! A real chance to show off my cooking skills to the children. To some extent, the mere spectacle of the Headmaster making a mess with flour, eggs and milk to make batter, and then sending pancakes…

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The Hare and the Tortoise

  In assembly, on Monday we talked about the tortoise and the hare – how sometimes slow and steady is a better approach than rushing to the end and allowing complacency to get in the way of attention to detail.…

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Non-Uniform day

It’s such fun to see the children wearing their Silly Socks, their Terrific Tights or their Terrible Ties (mostly supplied by the dads, who might feel a little hurt to have their favourite ties described like that). It’s all for…

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Friendship

On Wednesday in the Key Stage 2 Assembly, Miss Wilson discussed with the children what it is to be a good friend. I’ve asked many different children this same question many times over the years and you fairly consistently get…

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Friday the 13th!

There’s an awful lot of superstition that goes with a date like today’s.  I remember very vividly when I first became aware of the superstition. I was aged seven and along with my best friend I was given the responsibility…

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Christmas is coming

Congratulations to Mrs Thorne and the choir for a super performance on Monday evening at the Methodist Church Christmas Concert.  Their performance and behaviour were excellent and a credit to the school and their parents. The end of term and…

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