This term may well have been the most action-packed so far this academic year.
As a whole, the school has made great progress this year, with yet one more term to go! Also, our older pupils have been achieving high standards in their exams, which they should be very proud of.
We have had even more exciting educational visits this term, including Fullabrook Wind Farm, in which the children where able to enter one of the working wind turbines. Also, Wookey Hole caves, where the children learnt about stalagmites. Lynton & Lynmouth Funicular Railway was also a great educational visit, learning about the history of the engineering.
One particular day that stood out this term was the Fire Engine that visited the school. The staff and children where able to try out the protective clothing, use the fire hose, sound the siren and have a tour around the whole vehicle.
Other trips included Combe Martin Dinosaur and Wildlife Park, Devon County Show, Exmoor Zoo, Quince Honey Farm, The Big Sheep, Newton Abbot Prison, Tank Museum... the list goes on - what a fantastic term!
Terms 3 and 4 have seen more laughter, productivity and fundraising.
We spent five days in March closed due to snow, but have made up for it by keeping spirits high and doing our bit for the community. We held a Guide Dog assembly recently, which proved to be exciting and very informative for the children.
Some of the children have visited Paignton Zoo, Funder Zone, some have been mountain biking and others have attended careers events at Skills South West in Plymouth and at Exeter University!
We finished Term 4 with an Easter egg hunt, which was as much fun for staff as it was for pupils and with a sponsored walk/run to raise money for Sport Relief. The children were fantastic, all trying their best to complete the walk/run within a good time and they raised £77 for the charity. Well done everyone!
This term has proved to be just as enjoyable as the last! The children have entered into a whole range of on-site and off-site activities, including Paint Balling, Children in Need and our Tombola Day.
Not only did we raise over £200 for Children in Need, but we also had a sponsored Christmas Jumper day and raised over £100 for the North Devon Animal Ambulance - a great achievement from all of the children and staff!
December brought on very cold weather and the children had the opportunity to play in the snow:
Our last day of term saw our Tombola day. It started off with the children completing Christmas themed activities and games, followed by toasting S'mores! The management team put on a fantastic lunch for all, before the Tombola began. Both the staff and the children ended the term and the year in high spirits and feeling very festive.
This academic year has got off to a very exciting start! There have been lots of outdoor activities and guests visiting the school, meaning both the staff and children have had a very enjoyable first term.
Some of the highlights for this term have been Forest School, for both the younger and older children, venturing out into the woods and learning survival skills.
We also had a Halloween party, in which the children were able to dress up, have face paint and play apple-bobbing!
Another highlight has been our visit to RHS Rosemoor, learning about different species of plants and of course, playing on the slide! We will be visiting again before Christmas to make decorations from the garden.
Libra was thrilled to be a part of the Appledore Book Festival this year. We had a visit from Joshua Seigal (author of I Don’t Like Poetry), who very kindly met all of the children and signed their copies of his book. The children came away feeling inspired to read more and write their own poetry.
We have also been very lucky to have had new outdoor play equipment installed over the summer holidays, which was a lovely surprise for the children to come back to.
Here are some pictures: