Thanks to St Petroc’s for doing a brilliant job of keeping us informed of their activities. Last week sounded quite exciting:
Children in Years 1-6 at St Petroc’s School, Bude, bravely stood up in front of their teachers and peers to deliver their poems as part of the annual Headmaster’s Poetry Recital Competition. The winner of each year group has been put forward to represent the school at the Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech. The Festival, which invites schools from all over the county to perform is in its 90thyear and runs from 2nd March at Wadebridge Town Hall.
Headmaster, Dan Thornburn commented: “The children delivered their poems with expression and confidence. We strongly believe in giving our pupils, starting from those right down in Reception, every opportunity to speak and perform to build their confidence. It was a great pleasure to see them perform so well.”
On a different note, it was a blustery Wednesday morning when children in Years 1 and 2 made a trip to the Sea Pool armed with their buckets to help move stones and rocks that had been washed up and were causing damage to the pool.
They met Dave Mayor who gave an introductory talk about the sea pool and the ongoing work in maintaining the pool. The children’s visit is part of a new initiative by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool to involve the wider local community.
Headmaster Dan Thornburn said: “Although it was a tad windy the children had a wonderful time helping and we are very glad to be part of the initiative to raise awareness as well as to lend a helping hand for such an iconic part of the local community”.
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