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  Broadwindsor C.E. V.C. Primary School

     Archive News 2014/2015

July 2015


The pupils of William Barnes class visited Beaminster Museum on Friday 10th July to take part in activities.



The cluster cricket tournament took place on Thursday 9th July - an admirable effort - well done team!



On Wednesdsay 8th July, selected pupils took part in a gymnastics competition at Beaminster Sports Hall.  Well done to all who took part!



Thomas Hardy pupils took part in the Multiskills Festival at Beaminster School on the morning of Friday 3rd July and in the afternoon, pupils, staff, family and friends were entertained by our Year 6 Leavers in their performance - visit the class page for photos.



On Wednesdsay 1st July, William Barnes class visited Beaminster School to watch 'Travelling by Tuba' and Thomas Hardy class spent the day at Axe Valley Wildlife Park - photos to follow, keep an eye on the class page!


June 2015


On Tuesday 30th June, the pupils of Jane Austen class joined with pupils from the other cluster schools to take part in a sports event at Beaminster School.



William Barnes class enjoyed a morning of musical entertainment on Tuesday 30th June at the Lighthouse Theatre in Poole, listening to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in action.  This year's theme was 'Fairytale and Fantasy'



The sun eventually showed its face for our reserve date Sports Day on Monday 29th June!  Well done to all the pupils!



Our Year 6 students enjoyed 3 action-packed days away on their residential trip which took place from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th June.



A group of our pupils joined students from other schools to take part in the ACM Choir Project at Weymouth Pavilion on Monday 15th June - a day of rehearsals was followed by a rousing performance to family and friends in the evening.



Our Year 2 & Year 5 pupils spent the morning at LV=Streetwise and participated in many activities promoting safety in and around our homes.


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May 2015


A very busy sporting end to half term with pupils taking part in a football tournament, cricket tournaments and the Cluster swimming gala!  All deserving a well-earned half term break!



On Thursday 21st May, all of our Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 pupils tried their hand at Archery!



All of our pupils had the opportunity to participate in Circus Skills workshops on Monday 18th May.



Mary Anning class enjoyed a 'behind the scenes' tours of Morrisons on Tuesday 12th May ~ visit the class page for photos.


Well done to Rosie Jones who was announced the

winner of an art competition run by our

hot school meal provider, Local Food Links.

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April 2015


Our Year 4 pupils enjoyed their 3 day residential based at Slimbridge ~ visit the class page for photos.


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March 2015


On Friday 27th March all pupils visited the church to 'Experience Easter' ~ an interactive way of retelling the Easter Story.  This was followed by our Easter service in the church.




The Easter Bingo on Thursday 26th March raised in excess of 160!  Thank you to Broadwindsor PTA for organising the event and to all those who donated prizes.



All pupils enjoyed participating in a series of 'Stomp' workshops on Thursday 26th March ~ some creative and impressive performances!




On Friday 20th March the pupils of William Barnes class travelled to Freshwater Holiday Park to take part in the Dance Festival.  The pupils also had the chance to have a go at bowling.  Visit the class page for photos.



Selected pupils attended the West Dorset Primary Leadership Academy at Redlands Community Hub in Weymouth on Thursday 19th March to train as Bronze Young Ambassadors.  They now look forward to taking on their new roles and responsibilities in increasing participation and healthy lifestyles in school, promoting the positive values of sport, acting as ambassadors and role models advocating PE and school sport and being the young people's voice on PE and school sport at Broadwindsor School.




Our Year 5 & 6 pupils participated in the annual Cluster Choral Festival at Beaminster School on Wednesday 18th March - a rousing performance as always!



On Tuesday 17th March Olympic rhythmic gymnast & Commonwealth bronze medallist, Lynne Hutchison, joined us for the afternoon to host the Team Superschools sponsored event for all pupils.




Our tag-rugby team participated in the tournament at Bridport Rugby Club on Saturday 14th March.  An admirable effort!  Well done to all who took part!



The Young Shakespeare Company paid their annual visit to us on Friday 13th March.  This year the performance was 'Hamlet'.  As usual, the students were enthralled and actively encouraged to participate.  Can't wait for next year!




A group of our Year 6 students organised a bake sale to raise funds for Red Nose day on Thursday 12th March.   The event was a complete sell-out!  Thank you to all for the kind donations.



On Friday 6th March all our pupils took part in skipping workshops in which they learnt a selection of moves, including individual moves, double-dutch, long rope and partner skipping.


The day culminated with a demonstration of skipping skills performed by children chosen from each workshop.


The children were enthused and inspired and skipping ropes were in abundance at playtime!



Members of the Safe Schools and Community team visited us on Thursday 5th March.  They were with us all day and spent time in each class to help our pupils learn about e-safety.


January 2015


A coach full of 45 happy people left Broadwindsor School on the morning of Friday 16th January, bound for Birmingham.  Their mission was for the 24 children. plus 3 accompanying adults, to take part in Young Voices 2015, the largest schools concert series in the world.


They rehearsed with almost 6000 other children during the afternoon and then the remaining adults, parents and friends joined them in the evening to watch the concert.


The children performed a variety of songs including songs from the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a medley of songs as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and part of Mozart's Requiem with a 'rock' band!  They also sang with 'real' up and coming stars such as Lucy Spraggan and boy band Mic Lowry.


A coach full of happy, sleepy people returned to Broadwindsor at 1:00am after an amazing experience!


Roll on next year!



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December 2014


The week was rounded off with class Christmas parties on Thursday afternoon and a Christmas church service on Friday.



The whole school travelled to the Octagon Theatre on Wednesday 17th December to watch 'Jack & the Beanstalk' and returned to school just in time for a Christmas Lunch ~ what a busy day!



On Thursday 11th December, our choir & orchestra entertained the residents of Broadwindsor House and then walked to Comrades Hall to perform again for the over 60s club.



Around 250 family & friends attended this year's Christmas Performance on Wednesday 10th December

~ a full house for both performances!



The annual Christmas Fair held on Monday 8th December raised a record amount in the region of 1000!  A very big well done & thank you to all who helped to organise and run the event!

The Christmas tree is in place and all the pupils have been hard at work creating beautiful decorations to adorn it.  Parents were invited to join us to watch the decorating of the tree.


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November 2014

Some of our older pupils held a Bake Sale on Friday 14th November in aid of Children in Need.  A grand total of 131.14 was raised!

Thank you all for your kind donations of cakes and biscuits.


All of our pupils spent two days creating our new hall display ~

what a fantastic job they did!


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September 2014

On Wednesday 24th September, our Year 2 pupils enjoyed the first of a series of

4 swimming lessons at Bridport Leisure Centre.



A warm welcome back to all!


This year we have 17 children joining us in the Reception class, making a grand total of 97 children starting the academic year with us.