I was so proud of those children, over 40 in all, who performed at our recital on the evening of 27th February. Clarinets, cornets, piano, recorders and solo singers were punctuated by performances from both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 choirs and by our dance group; the latter having recently been highly commended for outstanding work at the Primary Schools Dance Festival held at the Community College in Exmouth. Much praise should go to dance and music teachers Judi Spencer and Jane Hepple and to Jess Norton who put the whole evening together masterfully.

Our ‘Time Detectives’ topic continues up until Easter. A number of older children recently took part in ‘Ancient Egypt’ days run by staff from Exeter Museum, which included, for some, being wrapped up as mummies! Local historian (and parent) Professor Creighton has also been into our school to talk with children about his work at the University of Exeter.

A ‘well done’ to four of our pupils, Isaac Geller, Bradley Green, Max Batson and Sam Billington, who have been chosen to take part in a series of science workshops for gifted and talented children delivered by staff from the Callington Space Centre. Also on a scientific theme, the school pond (like many others in our village I suspect), is groaning with frogs enjoying the arrival of spring!

In March, many of our Key Stage 2 pupils will be taking part in the school’s annual residential trip, this year involving a week away from home on Dartmoor, enjoying a fantastic range of exciting activities which we hope will provide children with many lifelong memories.

Tony Priest