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As part of their STEM enrichment, Form 8 have entered the ‘Flying Start Challenge’, a competition for local schools in the South West of England. It is run and sponsored by 8 aerospace engineering companies, including Leonardo in Yeovil. The aim is to inspire careers in engineering and aerospace industries. The teams complete a series of challenges to win prizes. The photos show them putting theory into practise with paper gliders.

Each summer, our Form 8 take part in an enterprise project called Lions’ Lair as part of their ‘creative curriculum’. This year we have 5 groups who are photographed receiving their £10 to start their business. They will be taking part in an exciting journey to design, market and ultimately sell a product. Ably guided by Mrs Salisbury and Mrs Smith, the culmination of their efforts is a nerve wracking presentation to a panel of ‘lions’ (local business owners). The best business model wins a prize and we wish all the teams’ good luck!

Mrs Salisbury tells me she is very grateful to all the children and families who participated in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge last week. We had many creative challenges completed by the children including 100 mins in a swimming pool, 100 press-ups, 100 trampoline bounces. Sasha Mae completed 100 maths questions! Over £600 was raised in total including over £300 from Georgie. Well done to all the children who were awarded a certificate for their efforts.

Liz, our Head Gardener, has been working with children from Nursery, Reception and Form 1 to plant trees this week. They are creating a mixed wild hedge on the far side of the school lawn and varieties include hazel, dog rose, hawthorn, crab apple and dogwood. The plants have been provided by The Woodland Trust as part of their plan to tackle climate change. I am so pleased Liz has organised this for our school. The environmental benefits of cleaner air and increased habitat for wildlife are so important for us all.

PTFA are back! A date for your diary. It may have been a wet bank holiday but I am sure we will be basked in sunshine for the planned PTFA School BBQ on Sunday 4th July. I can confirm this will not be via Zoom!

Wishing you all a relaxing weekend.

Nancy Sewed

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