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Sportshall Athletics – West Devon Finals
On Wednesday 18th January, 12 children from years 5 and 6 took part in the inter-school Sportshall Athletics West Devon Finals Competition at Tavistock College.  It was a great afternoon and a really enjoyable event, in which the children once again did themselves proud.
All the children displayed a fantastic team spirit in the support they showed to each other.  A huge well done to all them! They all performed incredibly well, congratulations to Liam, who came second in the boys chest push.
Many thanks to the parents who provided or offered to provide transport to the competition.

Exeter Mosque
On Thursday 10th November, Year 4 invited Imam Mohammed Abrar, from Exeter Mosque, to visit our school to talk to us about the Islamic faith.  He was kind enough to allow Years 3, 5 and 6 to join us as well.  It was a great opportunity for all of us to ask questions and learn about a religion none of us have a lot of experience of, including the staff, and clear up some common misconceptions.  The children asked a lot of questions including about fasting during Ramadan and how Muslims pray when they are not in the Mosque. 
A big thank you to the Imam for taking the time to visit us.

On Monday 14th November, children from Years 5 and 6 participated in a Cyclo X event at Okehampton College. Seven teams from local schools entered the event which involved time trial and individual races. South Tawton narrowly won the event; we drew first place with Lew Trenchard, but were declared winners as we had completed the fastest time trial.

Well done to Xavier, Vinny, William, Ed, Tom, Sienna, Jack, Finley and Taz for riding so well, but a special mention should go to William who stepped in for Bridestowe when they were a team member short.
Also, thank you to the parents who either offered or provided transport on the day.


Exeter Chiefs Tag Rugby Festival

 

As part of the Exeter Chiefs teaching Years 3 and 4 tag rugby and healthy eating this half-term, Year 4 was lucky enough to take two teams to the tag rugby festival at Okehampton pavilion on 20th October. It was a beautifully sunny day. Both teams played well and thoroughly enjoyed the festival, competing against 11 other teams from the area. The Chiefs donated tag rugby kit to the schools and all the children taking part went home with Exeter Chiefs lanyards and bookmarks. I would like to thank the Chiefs for their inspirational teaching and all the parents that offered to drive to the event and those that supported the children at the festival. 

Cross Country
 
On Wednesday 19th October 17 of our cross country runners went to Okehampton College to take part in the inter-schools cross country competition. All of the runners worked really hard competing in the course which included going through mud and water. A special mention should go to Phoebe Pengelly who came 13th out of the girls and Sam Cunnington who came 15th out of the boys. Well done also to Conor, William Smith, Jack, Luka, Stanley, Tom Frangleton, Ed, Euan, George, William Bonnett, Vinnie Pedrick, Verity, Jessica, Amelie and Lani.
 

On Thursday 6th October Year One had a fantastic trip to a sunny Darts farm. The trip was part of our food and farming and topic. We were shown around the farm and were able to see how and where all of their different produce was grown. We also visited the pond and were able to have a look at the wildlife from their bird hide. In the afternoon we went on a nature walk along the Exe Estuary trail. Thank you very much to all those parents who kindly gave their time to drive and help with the trip. The children all thoroughly enjoyed the day. Lucy Dennis.

 

Harvest

Many thanks to Sharon Dennis and Kirsty Loader for their lovely table top decorations. Mrs Dennis created a lovely Autumnal plan basket and Ms Loader baked a harvest loaf. The Year 3 children completed the festive presentation with their own laoves and rolls – well done.

 I am also pleased to report that we raised just £67.03 for the “Send a Cow” charity.