Junior Reflections

Junior Reflections Week 15 2024

Dear parents,

This week

Well, the weather has certainly changed from wet to cold… not sure which I prefer, but I am pleased to see your children wrapped up warm and prepared. Activities have started with a bang this week, and it is lovely to see so many of the pupils making the most of what is on offer and trying something new.

Mr Huw Thomas’ visit

I welcomed Mr Huw Thomas, Head of Plymouth Prep, on Monday, who joined me for a tour and lunch. He was bowled over by the amazing facilities and sense of calm and well-mannered pupils in both the junior and senior schools and was hugely impressed by all that was on offer. Sometimes we take for granted our surroundings as we get used to what we know, but actually it is good to just check in and appreciate what an amazing school we have.

Creating a product

Upper Two pupils were joined by Mr Stuart Mackintosh, Head of Economics in the senior school, who spoke to the pupils about their future jobs and how to be entrepreneurs. Two sixth form pupils who have been on this journey through the Young Enterprise Scheme also spoke to the pupils about the best way of creating a product. There was certainly a buzz of ideas after, and I am very much looking forward to seeing the end products, as I know the rest of the school are.

Classes and clubs

The Gardening Club has been potting daffodil bulbs with Simon, Will, and Tom. The bulbs will then be kept warm in the poly tunnel until they are ready to be delivered to brighten up the school! Connie from senior school also joined us to share her eco-tips and help the pupils with the gardening club. The Lower Two have had tremendous fun over the past week in their class music lessons. Each class is learning how to play the French horn, creating a buzz of noise in the classroom as we enrich their musical appreciation. I had the longest queue ever this week for ‘Good Works’ – it literally went into the hall as so much amazing work was being done. Well done, junior school. You certainly keep me busy.

Quiz night

We have had to change the date for our junior school quiz night, which is now taking place on Friday 2 February at 7pm.  I do hope many of you will be able to join us. Let your form representative know if you wish to come (tables of six or on your own) and we will allocate you a table. It is a fun event, an excuse to socialise, meet new people, and catch up. We are looking for raffle prizes, so if you are able to donate something for the evening, please let your form representative know, or alternatively, pop it into the junior school office.

Wishing you a warm weekend.

Playground people of the week

Barnaby U1B

Ted L2P

Luca L2P

George U2C

Exeter School dry robes

After the success of the school dry robes last term we are pleased to be able to let you know that there is a second opportunity for you to order one. Please complete this form before Monday 22 January, so that we can place the order and have them by February half term.

A reminder that if you order the wrong size we will not be able to replace it with the correct sizing as we don’t hold these in stock. Please do try on a sample for sizing before ordering – this can be done by visiting the Bursary and asking for the key to the second hand shop.

Junior School News

Junior Sport News

Delighted to be able to host @devoncricket U15 vs @cornwallcricketboard U15 today. Three @exeterschooluk pupils representing the county. Well done Josh, Jacob and Marcus. Thank you Simon and the ground staff for their hard work! 🏏🙌🏻 #cricket #devoncricket #exeterschoolsport

Delighted to be able to host @devoncricket U15 vs @cornwallcricketboard U15 today. Three @exeterschooluk pupils representing the county. Well done Josh, Jacob and Marcus. Thank you Simon and the ground staff for their hard work! 🏏🙌🏻 #cricket #devoncricket #exeterschoolsport ...

Well done to Isla (4F) who finished 5th at the South West championships in the Junior Girls javelin. A PB of 29m 🙌🏻 @exeterschooluk #athletics #javelin

Well done to Isla (4F) who finished 5th at the South West championships in the Junior Girls javelin. A PB of 29m 🙌🏻 @exeterschooluk #athletics #javelin ...

Great day of cricket vs @plymouthcollegesport running alongside the Exeter School Summer Fete @exeterschooluk

Great day of cricket vs @plymouthcollegesport running alongside the Exeter School Summer Fete @exeterschooluk ...

Delighted to be able to host @devoncricket U15 vs @cornwallcricketboard U15 today. Three @exeterschooluk pupils representing the county. Well done Josh, Jacob and Marcus. Thank you Simon and the ground staff for their hard work! 🏏🙌🏻 #cricket #devoncricket #exeterschoolsport

Delighted to be able to host @devoncricket U15 vs @cornwallcricketboard U15 today. Three @exeterschooluk pupils representing the county. Well done Josh, Jacob and Marcus. Thank you Simon and the ground staff for their hard work! 🏏🙌🏻 #cricket #devoncricket #exeterschoolsport ...

Well done to Isla (4F) who finished 5th at the South West championships in the Junior Girls javelin. A PB of 29m 🙌🏻 @exeterschooluk #athletics #javelin

Well done to Isla (4F) who finished 5th at the South West championships in the Junior Girls javelin. A PB of 29m 🙌🏻 @exeterschooluk #athletics #javelin ...

Great day of cricket vs @plymouthcollegesport running alongside the Exeter School Summer Fete @exeterschooluk

Great day of cricket vs @plymouthcollegesport running alongside the Exeter School Summer Fete @exeterschooluk ...

Congratulations to 1st XI player Dom (L6) who captained his U18’s Football Team Buckland AFC to victory in the Devon League Cup last night, beating Plymouth Marjons 2-1 in the final 👏🏻🏆 @exeterschooluk #champions #exeterschoolsport

Congratulations to 1st XI player Dom (L6) who captained his U18’s Football Team Buckland AFC to victory in the Devon League Cup last night, beating Plymouth Marjons 2-1 in the final 👏🏻🏆 @exeterschooluk #champions #exeterschoolsport ...

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