The Lion King JR Roars into Bish Nym!

Audiences have already been treated to two fantastic productions of Disney’s Lion King JR. The show has had some great review comments from those who have attended with many families booking to see repeat performances. We are now looking forward to our finale. This show, tonight at 6pm is now nearly sold out. Contact our (box) office rapidly for any last tickets. Hope to see you there for a wonderful send off.

Huge thanks and congratulations to all of those who have helped to stage the show which forms part of our English – Spoken Language, Drama and Personal Development curriculum pathways. Thanks also to MTI Europe for facilitating the production (see details above).

London 18 Day 1

What a day! Our adventure started with a smooth journey to the big city. After lunch in the heat of Kensington Gardens we had the fortune of seeing history in the making in Westminster.

We got to see the house of commons and lords in their key debates (seeing the Prime Minister and our MP Peter Heaton Jones)

We then enjoyed a meal at the rainforest cafe before a night out at the West End. Aladdin was amazing. We are all settled now, safe and sound in the hotel.

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So proud Exmoor Challenge 2018

What a day!  

Glorious sun greeted us for the actual event. This was great for us as watchers but so challenging for the competitors (the hottest Exmoor Challenge in its thirty year history). All got underway well and both Exmoor Link Federation teams produced excellent pace. The training really seems to have paid off as they made their way confidently around the course. That pace didn’t slow much (even with the conditions) and all children made it home to the cheers of the sizeable crowd. Times would appear to be good – still awaiting results but all can be really proud of their achievements. I know I am really proud of the teams

Team 1:

  • Emily
  • Jayden
  • Charlotte
  • Charley

Team 2:

  • Daniel
  • Morgan
  • Seth
  • Alex

and reserves (special thanks to those who came along today – Paige, Liam etc.).

Enormous thanks to Tim and Jo Williams for logistical support but also the amazing T-Shirts. Can I also say a huge thanks to the parent group for working so hard and helping every step of the way. It’s been really fun. It has  been such fun in fact that we are now looking to stage our very own family walking event – The Hawkridge Hike. We will publicise details on this next week.

More photos very soon but check this link for a great idea of the event:–youngsters-tackle-16-1537509

Have a great Bank Holiday

Mr Gurney

The day is almost here!

Exmoor Challenge 2018 is tomorrow.

At around 9.50am our two teams will set off on their adventure after many weeks of training and preparation. The expedition (EXPED as we like to call it in the trade) involves 600 children walking varied and difficult terrain, 25% gradients, map and compass work, and 16.1 miles before the medals, BBQ and welcome committee at the end. This is a great event that not all schools are able to include as part of their curriculum and is a real culmination for many of our year 6 children (nearly all have taken part in the programme at some stage as well as many year fives, parents and a few dogs). Please join me in wishing them a huge GOOD LUCK and like, love & share this with all you can.  I will post a photo collection of the training sessions and event during the weekend – something to look forward to. Could I also put out a huge thank you to Tim and Jo Williams for organising the team shirts 🙂

Anyone wishing to join us for the day:

Dulverton School

9.30 teams called in and then walk

2.30-3.30 teams expected back

BBQ and refreshments & stalls plus many attractions in the town

Please click on the link for notes for spectators and other info:

Have a great Bank Holiday

Mr Gurney

Easter Bonnet (Hat or decorated egg) Competition

Hello all

Just a quick reminder that we are running an Easter Bonnet or Decorated Egg competition for Thursday.

Please take your entries to the hall, where they will be sorted and judged.

The Assembly is at 9.30 in the church, followed by refreshments (by the PTA), the science fair and the Easter Competition entries all in the school hall.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday


Best wishes

Mr Gurney

Exmoor Challenge 18 (Practice Walk 1)

We started our preparations for the Exmoor Challenge 2018 today. We had a sizeable group of 17 year 5 and 6 children (plus some additional family members) and several accompanying parents as we set out in some challenging conditions. Once again Graham Turner joined us as first aider, technical adviser and back up. After kit check and safety briefings, we started our walk which although only a gentle introduction to the challenges,  involved a serious ascent and some very useful navigation. We had also some great fun along the way. I can report that that the entire group did extremely well and were eager for more by the end! Thanks to all parents and helpers today. As always, do please like and share this fantastic element of our great (and unique) curriculum offer on social media.


Wellington Come and Sing 18

Wow! What an amazing day and evening concert.

Yesterday the choirs from both East Anstey & Bishops Nympton travelled to Wellington School for this annual music event.

Over 400 hundred children were on stage to work with professional musicians and ultimately perform to hundreds of parents in the evening concert, all with a Disney Theme. This was a superb musical opportunity and everyone had great fun. I was truly staggered by the sound of the all children at this concert – both very moving and absolutely brilliant.  I hope to put some video footage on our website. Our children form both schools were great ambassadors (as ever) and sang beautifully. Well done everyone.