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It is well with my soul

When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know It is well, it is well, with my soul. One of my favourite hymns of all time…

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Art Day with Mrs Last

This week, our GCSE students had a fabulous day working at Mrs Last's Art studio. Learning from her practice as a professional artist, the students developed their own drawing skills through a variety of challenging activities. The afternoon culminated in…

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As part of the Appledore Book Festival, Michael Palin brought to life one of the greatest adventures of all time.

In his major new work, Michael Palin – former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter – brought to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross’s Antarctic expedition of 1839–43, to its abandonment during Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition, and to its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014. He explored the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys: the organisational genius James Clark Ross, who mapped much of the Antarctic coastline and oversaw some of the earliest scientific experiments to be conducted there; and the troubled Sir John Franklin, who, at the age of 60 and after a chequered career, commanded the ship on its final journey. And Michael described what life on board was like for the dozens of men who stepped ashore in Antarctica’s Victoria Land, and for the officers and crew who, one by one, froze and starved to death in the Arctic wastes as rescue missions desperately tried to track them down.

It was an absolute honour to host this fabulous Appledore Book Festival event at Kingsley.

Language Awareness Week

  On Monday Diana Percy brought her South American Instruments to school and shared knowledge about South American culture with our Y7 pupils. All the pupils had a go at playing various instruments. Then on Tuesday we had a lovely…

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Cross Country first event of the season

Gliddon & Squire Northdevoncrosscountryleague opening event of the season took place at Kingsley this morning. Congratulations to all runners who took part in this event, there was over 700 of you competing this morning! Thank you to everyone who helped, Phil and…

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The Importance of Reading

How important is reading to you? If you stop and think for a moment, it rapidly becomes clear how difficult our daily lives would be if we could not read. Checking emails, reading the paper, reading the post, reading road…

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Here comes summer

I am writing this newsletter sitting in the departure lounge at the port in Plymouth, waiting to embark on the ferry to Spain. I am helping to support the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award pupils who are heading into the…

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Chaplain’s Blog Summer Term 2018

Climbing Your Mountain to See Life from a Different Perspective  This term in our assemblies we have considered a life of outdoor adventure with Jesus. We have explored stories of Jesus picnicking with the 5000, walking on water with no…

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