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Cross Country Success

Posted on Nov 13, 2017

Cross Country Success

In wet and windy conditions last Tuesday, four teams of runners from Chard School competed at the annual Primary Cross Country event at Holyrood Academy against 8 other schools in the area. There were some outstanding results from the children, notably Edward who had a fantastic run to win the U9 boys race; Robbie who was 2nd and Isaac who was 3rd in the same race; Scarlett who was 3rd in the U9 girls race and Josua who was 3rd in the U11 boys race. At the end of the event Chard School was placed 2nd overall, a fantastic result. Well done everyone!

Remembrance Service

Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Remembrance Service

Families, friends of the school and Old Cerdics enjoyed a very poignant Remembrance Service today in the Chapel, with readings from Wyndham and the Cerdic classes and music from the Prep Orchestra as we remembered those men and women who have fallen in the line of duty, including pupils at our school. Many thanks to Fred Eames for reading the ‘Roll of Honour’ and Jasmine Pavey for playing The ‘Last Post’. Lest We Forget.

‘MAGNIFIQUE’ FRENCH DAY

Posted on Nov 9, 2017

‘MAGNIFIQUE’ FRENCH DAY

On 8th November, the whole school celebrated French day with a fun packed morning. The children arrived in many colourful costumes from the three Musketeers to Napoléon and Marie-Antoinette to Coco Chanel although there was a clear trend for stripy tops and berets this year! After registration, 4 teams of mixed ages were promptly organised and each team followed their leader round a carousel of four activities in which they could accrue points for good behaviour and team work to go towards their total team score.

These activities were: a ‘petit-déjeuner’ at the “Café de l’école” run by Mesdames Snell and Taswell where the children ordered and paid for their food and drinks using (fake) euros, a rehearsal workshop for their Francovision performance, an art competition where they had to follow Madame Downing’s expert instructions on how to draw the Eiffel tower and a boules tournament on the lawns. We were extremely lucky with the weather as it was blue sky and glorious sunshine all morning, albeit on the chilly side.

After break came showtime with great Francovision performances from all four teams. Madame Turton’s red team got the best score of 29 out of 30, given by 3 impartial judges, for their amazing performance  and they went on to win the overall school competition with 95 points out of 100. Bravo les Rouges!

Madame Squires’ blue team came second followed by Mademoiselle Jenning’s green team and Mr Lucas’ yellow team who both came in third place with 79 points.

Individual prizes were given for the best costumes in Pre-Prep and Prep as voted by members of staff and the winners were: Francis (D’Artagnan) in Horner, Theodora (la Panthère Rose) in Monmouth, Isaac (Astérix) in Harris and Penelope (Inspecteur Clouseau) in Upper Cerdics.

Finally, after difficult deliberation, the results of the art competition were announced for each age group and the winners also received a prize for their fantastic drawings of the Eiffel Tower. These were: Daisy in Symes, Phoebe in Monmouth, Matthew in Wyndham, Scarlett in Harris, Charlie Day and Evie in Upper Cerdics.

Thank you to all the parents for their support (special mention to Mrs Mayfield for lending us a boules set), to the Friends of Chard school for generously funding the event and to all the members of staff for their invaluable help in ensuring that a great time was had by all!

Madame Bartoli – Modern Languages

RECORD 11+ TEST RESULTS

Posted on Nov 1, 2017

RECORD 11+ TEST RESULTS

A record seven Chard School pupils were delighted to receive the news that they achieved an eligible score in the 11+ test that they sat in October at Colyton Grammar School. All seven pupils are now invited to apply for a place for entry in September 2018. This is the highest number of pupils that have received such a score in the test at Chard School.

Colyton Grammar School, in Colyton, Devon is a selective school and has enjoyed great academic success ranking it amongst the best schools of its type in the country.

Headmistress Katie Hill said “We are delighted that 70% of our Year 6 pupils who sat the Colyton entrance exam have gained an eligible score and been invited to apply for a place at the school. This is a great achievement for the children and reflects the hard work and dedication that they have applied to their learning throughout their time at Chard School.”

Many congratulations to pupils Charlie, Harry, Josua, Evie, Taryn, Yingen and Isabella.

Sunny Forest School

Posted on Oct 23, 2017

Sunny Forest School

The Pre-Prep spent a lovely, sunny morning at Magdalen Farm for Forest School just before half term. The children enjoyed feeding the pigs, dressing scarecrows and pressing apples to taste their very own apple juice. Later in the morning the children used pedal power to mix drop scone batter for pancakes which were cooked over a small fire and served to the children! A great time was had by all!

Adventurer visits school

Posted on Oct 23, 2017

Adventurer visits school

Adventurer Mac Mackenney visited the school in October, to speak to the Cerdic classes about his travels in the Arctic. As well as showing them slides and videos of his journeys, he also brought in a range of equipment and clothing needed to survive extreme conditions which they enjoyed trying out! A highlight was climbing into the multiple layers of sleeping bags that are needed to keep warm at night! It was a fascinating and inspiring afternoon for the children, who have been studying the chemistry of ice and water as well as the polar regions of the earth this term. Thank you, Mac, for coming to see us!