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Acer Class Trip to Haven Banks - June 2017
Visit from The Lord Mayor of Exeter and Devon Freewheelers - March 2017
We were delighted to welcome The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Cynthia Thompson, Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Peter Holland and representatives from Devon Freewheelers to our assembly on Friday.
The Lord Mayor is supporting the Devon Freewheelers Blookbikes Charity who provide an out of hours service delivering blood, medicines and organs to hospitals across the South West. Our School Council decided to raise fund for this excellent charity by ' filling the motorbike with pennies' and holding an after school cake sale. Many thanks to all those who supported this event.
The children were espescially excitied to see The Lord Mayor in her regalia and by the motorbike which was displayed in our school hall!
Lithuania Visit - November 2016
Recently, Karen Hadley and Sarah Roberts were lucky enough to be able to take part in the first of a number of exchange visits to be held between school leaders from Exeter and Alytus in Lithuania. This first visit to Alytus gave us the opportunity to meet one another and visit a number of schools planning to take part in this project. We received an outstanding welcome to the country from the school leaders, the Town Mayor and a number of civic dignitaries who clearly value the purpose of such exchange projects. All funding for the project comes from the European Council and we will submit the outcomes of our work by 2018.
The project is based around how we apply fundamental values to the learning in our schools, building a cohesive and structured approach to deal with any arising issues and ensure that we continue to be inclusive through a strong moral code and culture.
At Clyst Heath we want to focus on what is unique to us and ensure that we can use and develop this to help us respond to a changing and somewhat challenging world of the future. We are keen to ensure that the learning that takes place here continues to be ‘values – driven’ and that the children are able to understand and articulate these clearly.
The learning we saw in the schools visited in Alytus was heavily driven by strong traditional values held from a time long before the communists occupied Lithuania back in 1940. The country only regained independence in 1991 and so this is clearly significant. The staff and children were rightfully proud of their traditions and were keen to share those with us. The learning in the schools was received positively by children and their parents and the curriculum was gaining broadness in its delivery, particularly with the introduction of extended school provision.
Our next meeting takes place in Exeter during February 2017 where we will be delivering a four day leadership course around the same themes, which will include visits into our schools.
Children in Need 2016
Hooke Court Visit - July 2016
Acer Class spent a wonderful few days at Hooke Court in Dorset enjoying this special place! We learnt about the history of World War One, flew rockets, orienteered and worked together to tackle the tricky low rope challenge!
Two Active Days at Haven Banks - June 2016
Year 6 took on a series of challenges at Haven Banks! We learned to kayak, climbed and abseiled, built rafts and shot arrows. We also learned a great deal about teamwork and resilience. Well done to everyone!
Birch Class Outdoor Festival at Killerton Park - June 2016
Birch Class visited Killerton House to take part in an exciting Outdoor Festival where they tried orienteering and shelter building and took part in some exciting team-building activities.