See below for details of our latest events in school linked to our curriculum.
Bideford Schools Key Stage 1 and 2 Singing Festival
Class 2 and 5 attended this event at the Big Sheep arena, organised by Debbie Kent from Devon LDP Music Service. They were blessed with beautiful sunshine to add to the festival feel, and joined 6 other schools from across the Bideford area to sing collaboratively and perform their own individual song. Class 5 were joined by parents for an evening performance. They performed excellently and we are very proud of all the children for how they represented the school.
Hana Tooke author visit
We were lucky to receive a workshop for Class 4 and 5 from Hana Tooke to publicise her latest novel, 'The Midnighters'. Hana is a children's author with local links, who's first book, 'The Unadoptables', was widely enjoyed by our Key Stage 2 children. Hana brought her very own puppet theatre with her to show us how she plans her characters and plots and spoke with the classes about
The School Council have worked hard to weed, replant and repaint an area to celebrate the Coronation. The flowerbed looks great in Union Jack colours, a big thank you to Julia for volunteering her time.
The whole school got together in houses for a craft afternoon to create bunting, flags and crowns and then enjoyed a Coronation cream tea surrounded by their handmade decorations and sang a Coronation song together.
Sports for Champions
Bex Rayner, a professional footballer who plays for Sheffield United, visited the school as part of Sports for Champions. Children who fundraised above £35 were able to meet the her and have a photograph, then the whole school took part in an inspirational assembly and completed the circuits they had been sponsored for. Thank you to all who sponsored, this event raised a grand total of £235 for the school and gave the children a fantastic opportunity to meet an ambitious role model who showed them that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
AONB Hedgehog tunnels
As part of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty project 'Finding Nature's Footprints' we have housed six hedgehog tunnels around the school grounds. Gaye from Project Prickles talked to us about how she looks after hedgehogs and Joe showed us how to assembly and monitor the tunnels. The cameras set up caught some hedgehog action overnight and we found some footprints of hedgehogs, and other animals trying to take some food as well! The tunnels have then been sent out into the community with families to map the movement of hedgehogs in the area, and our older pupils are putting together a 'How to' video to accompany the equipment to their next location.
Women in Innovation award
We were privileged to have former pupil Sophie Walker attend an assembly and receive her Purple Plaque for winning the 'Women in Innovation' award. Sophie has chosen school as the place she wishes her plaque to be displayed, and she inspired all the children by explaining what she has achieved. The event was covered by the North Devon Journal, Devon Live https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/gallery/purple-plaque-hartland-primary-school-8251794 and the North Devon Gazette https://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/hartland-primary-school-reveals-purple-plaque-to-celebrate-sophie-walker/
Christmas Play 2022