Build for Bees Competition Winners!

The Devon Local Nature Partnership has sent us a massive congratulations  for winning first place in the ‘schools’ category in the Build for Bees competition.  At the end of the last academic year we entered our bug hotel into a build for bees competition.

Each class within the school had built their own 5 storey bug hotel to attract, support and protect a wide variety of invertebrate species.  A quick change of interior furnishings by class 3 allowed us to adjust it’s usage to a primarily bee hotel.

The size and scale of the build impressed the judges and won us the competition.  We will shortly bee receiving a years subscription membership to ‘Buglife’ as a reward for the children’s efforts.

Well done everybody!

 

Mr Scandrett

CPRE My Outdoors Competition – Winners!

Once again this year, as part of our L.I.N.E. (Learning In the Natural Environment) work we entered the CPRE My Outdoors Competition.  For the second year in a row, Bishops Nympton Primary School have been named as joint winners of the best overall school prize!
The CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) work tirelessly to protect our beautiful and living countryside in Devon.  They work to protect, promote and enhance our towns and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy, and to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.
As a L.I.NE provider, I actively encourage the children of Bishops Nympton to experience their outdoor environment, thus enabling them to feel connected and part of our living world.  By making this connection, we hope it will enthuse and inspire them to protect and conserve our beautiful and amazing natural world.
This CPRE competition has created the opportunity for the children to think about their loved out door spaces and to imagine  a world where these spaces have been built upon and lost forever. As custodians of this planet, it is our responsibility to protect these special outdoor places from destruction.
In addition to the best overall school prize, several children have won the title of ‘Highly Commended’ for their artistic vision of their special outdoor space.    A huge congratulations go to: Cole Petherick; Seth Dart; Paige Gardiner; Anoushka Burton.
We proudly received a plaque, celebrating our winning status, a years membership with the CPRE alongside a £200 monetary prize.  Our highly commended children received a certificate and a wildlife guide book.
A huge well done to all the children who entered the competition.  We look forward to the new competition in the spring term!
Mr Scandrett

Farm Wise

Another fantastic trip out today with our class 3 children to Farm Wise in Exeter.  A fun filled day of hands on activities based on agriculture and food.  I had the pleasure of experiencing the day with a fantastic group, full of farming knowledge, enthusiasm  and questions.

Mr Scandrett

 

The Big Bang

Class 3 had a fantastic day at ‘The big bang’ event at Torrington school.  The day was designed to inspire and enthuse children into the technological world of science, technology, engineering and maths.  The children had hands on opportunities with various interactive stands and workshops.

An fun packed workshop  with the  wedo robots kicked off our day.  The children were tasked to build a moving model using lego, before writing  a computer program to enable their model to move.

After a quick break, we were thrust into the exhibition hall and exposed to all manner of interactive workshops looking at; aeroplane engineering, 3d printing, forensic science, speeding propulsion cars, robotics and maths challenges.  The children soaked them in picking up free mementos on the way.

After a hot lunch, watching the fire brigade extinguishing a chip pan fire, we were treated to a very funny and exciting science magic show.  The children laughed and were amazed throughout!  A fantastic day out, made even more enjoyable by the excellent behaviour of our children.

Many thanks to our parent helpers for your support throughout the day.

Mr Scandrett

Double Clear Round.

Congratulations to Harriet Griffin who jumped 2 clear rounds at the opening North Devon Schools show jumping league competition.  This was Harriet’s first ever show jumping competition, so to jump a double clear round is an amazing achievement.

Well done Harriet, We are all very proud of you!

The next round is on 12th November at the Mullacott event centre.

Mr Scandrett

Gold! Gold! Gold!

Only 4 weeks into the new school term, Bishops Nympton Primary School are celebrating their golden achievement.  Through their efforts on green issues, such as tree planting, reducing our carbon emissions, and becoming a greener school through recycling and energy usage, we have been awarded the Woodland Trusts Gold award.The children have worked incredibly hard to achieve this prestigious award.

Through learning about climate change and the impact that humans are having on our planet, it is clear to see that this work is now really making an impact.  Our children are becoming passionate in their response to various green issues and continually look to develop the schools outdoor space in ways which benefit the school and the environment.

The children fully understand that our work is not yet finished.  We have many more plans for our outdoor space and other tasks set by the Woodland trust, as we now aim for the Platinum award.  Through this work we aim to develop a life long interest in the natural world and a desire to look after our planet before it is too late!

Mr Scandrett

 

Pupil Council General Election.

The campaign to elect our new pupil council kicked off this morning.  The candidates have submitted a letter of request to myself, stating why they believe they would make a valued pupil council member.  The letters were read out in assembly this morning.

The successful candidates now have one week to gain support and encourage voters to elect them onto our pupil council.  Posters, leaflets, word of mouth and assembly time will be used to put their campaign across.  Next Thursday is our general election, where all school members will visit the ballot box and vote for their preferred candidate.

Good look to all the candidates.

Mr Scandrett

Intra house sports competition – final standings

Our Intra house sports competition has been a culmination of 7 different sporting competitions over this academic year.  The competition is designed to introduce all children to competitive sporting competition across a range of sports taught during P.E sessions this year.

A really hard fought battle between Amber and Emerald went all the way to the end, with Emerald just piping Amber to the winning position.  Sapphire and Ruby had their own running battle vying for 3rd place.  We intend to continue this tradition next year, trying to add even more sports to the competition.

Final standings 2016 / 2017

 

Emerald 64 Points

Amber   63 Points

Ruby    38 Points

     Sapphire 34 Points

Sports Completed:

Netball

Athletics

Football

Tag Rugby

Kwik Cricket

Dodgeball

Rounders

Emerald team captains, Hannah Spence and George Snell, proudly hold the Intra House Sports Shield.

 

 

CPRE Devon – My Outdoors Competition Winners

Once again this year, as part of our L.I.N.E. (Learning In the Natural Environment) work we entered the CPRE My Outdoors Competition.  For the second year in a row, Bishops Nympton Primary School have been named as joint winners of the best overall school prize!
The CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) work tirelessly to protect our beautiful and living countryside in Devon.  They work to protect, promote and enhance our towns and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy, and to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.
As a L.I.NE provider, I actively encourage the children of Bishops Nympton to experience their outdoor environment, thus enabling them to feel connected and part of our living world.  By making this connection, we hope it will enthuse and inspire them to protect and conserve our beautiful and amazing natural world.
This CPRE competition has created the opportunity for the children to think about their loved out door spaces and to imagine  a world where these spaces have been built upon and lost forever. As custodians of this planet, it is our responsibility to protect these special outdoor places from destruction.
In addition to the best overall school prize, several children have won the title of ‘Highly Commended’ for their paintings.  We will name these individuals in due course with information regarding the prizes.
Winning entries will be posted on the CPRE website,  next newsletter, and displaying them at their AGM in Hatherleigh at the end of July and on their stand at the Chagford Show on 17th August.
A huge well done to all the children who entered the competition.
Mr Scandrett

Sports day champions = AMBER!

Congratulations to Amber, our 2017 sports day champions.  Racking up a massive 965 points, amber are deserved winners of this years sports day trophy.  A fantastic day of sporting challenges and competition resulted in many tired legs and red cheeks.

Our morning round robin competition of 8 physical challenges  tested the children in various components of their physical fitness.  Speed, agility, strength, endurance, balance, flexibility were all on show as every child in the school gave their team 100%, earning them points to be carried forward into the afternoon races.

A supportive crowd cheered on all the runners during the afternoon races.  The determination to succeed was etched on every child’s face as they ran for individual glory and to add to their teams points total.  Ruby House, sports day victors for the last two years, closely matched Amber throughout with Sapphire and Emerald closely following behind.

However, Amber had the speed to get them across the finish line as sports day winners.  Well done to all the children who demonstrated their sporting prowess, determination and team work throughout the day.  We are very proud of you all!

A huge thank you to our PTA, who kept the supporters fed and watered with pasties, and other refreshments as well as continuing to proudly support our school with a varied range of stalls and games.  It was great to see so many of our Bishops Nympton School family on the side lines, suffering Mr Gurneys jokes, but enjoying a fabulously entertaining sports day.

Mr Scandrett