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Junior Reflections

Junior Reflections Week 27 2024

Dear parents,

Weather

This week has been a coat on and coat off sort of week, and I am very hopeful that we will remain with coats off as I feel that I am not sure whether we are in the Spring or Summer wardrobe. Our theme for the week was ‘being kind’ and I shared in assembly a short video demonstrating the Domino effect of how one kind gesture can have a knock-on impact and spread. Sienna in Upper One demonstrated kindness when no one was looking as we walked to assembly by picking up a jotter and returning to her friend who was unaware that they had dropped it… such integrity and showing true Exonian character.

Clubs and Trips

Our clubs got under way this week and, as always, we offer a huge variety at both lunchtime and after school, but we are always open to new suggestions. And with this in mind this Tuesday some Upper Two volunteers were treated to a taster session of Brazilian Jujitsu. After a good warm up, the pupils were introduced to a variety of grappling techniques, holds and locks with the emphasis very much on self-defence and fun and the pupils certainly enjoyed their taster session.

Upper Two travelled to Cornwall to the world-famous Eden Project and a truly educational day was had by all the children who explored the education area and the Mediterranean dome followed by learning how to survive in the rainforest without equipment. Mr Pidwell and the staff were hugely proud of all the pupils who asked intelligent questions and displayed good behaviour on such a long day. This year’s Upper Two could certainly give Bear Grylls a run for his money – well done to all the pupils.

School uniform

On Tuesday we had a visit from Schoolblazer, our new uniform supplier, who came to meet with parents in a focus group and talk about the proposed changes to the school uniform.  This was an extremely helpful discussion about a number of aspects of uniform in general and looked at some proposed changes to our uniform.  We invited a wide range of parents, from across the whole school, and had good representation present in the meeting.  We feel that our current uniform has not been changed for many years (probably since girls joined the school two decades ago) and with the current suppliers struggling to meet demand and offering such poor customer service, it feels the right time and opportunity to update our current offering.   The meeting allowed us to consider the views of parents, and to look at some suggestions.  We have not yet made any firm decisions, and we know that any changes to the uniform must take into account a range of factors; every school is unique, and we have to think about this when considering change and of course cost.  What we want is for pupils to be proud of their school, and to wear their uniform smartly and with confidence.  These will be the key things that we are looking to engender in any new uniform items.

London Marathon and Mr Cunningham

We have a celebrity in the school, although I am sure that Mr Cunningham did not quite anticipate the aftermath of his London marathon race on Sunday. I am sure that by now many of you will have heard that the finish didn’t quite go as he had planned. 850m from the end, Mr Cunningham broke his leg but finished the race on his bottom – what an absolute inspiration to our pupils. This afternoon the CCF pupils organised a sponsored bum shuffle around the field with Mr Cunningham making a star appearance, full leg cast and all. It was a brilliant event and the pupils very much enjoyed seeing their teacher. We wish Mr Cunningham a speedy recovery and I know that he wanted me to pass on his heartfelt thanks for all the generous donations which certainly helped him smash his target.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Playground people of the week

Florence U1R

Noa U1R

Mabel L2P

Summer Charity Concert

Tickets are now available to purchase for our Summer Charity Concert on Wednesday 1 May at 7pm at St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Heavitree.

All proceeds from this concert, will go directly to AzuKo projects, helping to create a world without housing poverty.  Pupils performing in this concert nominated and voted to support this charity’s valuable work.  Ticket prices are Adults £8 / Child £4.

Please purchase tickets here.

Spring Concert

The Spring Concert was such a wonderful way to end last term and we thank our wonderful audience for supporting pupils with the musical performances that day. If you missed the opportunity to come in person, you can watch the footage here. Enjoy!

 

Family Society Summer Fete

If you would like your own stall at the fete, please click on this link to book.

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 ...

Junior school Interhouse Cross Country

Founders' Day 2024

Sports Award Dinner

Open morning - 4 July

 

Click here to register for our summer open morning on Thursday 4 July 9-10.45am.

See the amazing community that makes our school a school of great character. For more information on school places, please email admissions@exeterschool.org.uk.