It was one of those ‘here, there and everywhere’ sorts of weeks for the Housemartins.
Monday saw Miss Philpott, Lily J, Erin Mc, Flo, Jennifer and Amelie plus some Kingfishers go off to Newton Abbot for a Girls’ Cricket Festival. They all played really well and showed great determination to stick to their over arm bowling and so made lots of progress.
Tuesday all of Year 6 left the building and went up to the Skate-park and did a litter pick. We were amazed at how much rubbish we did find, especially as at first glance it appeared quite clean. There was a frightening amount of plastic about and we talked about how so much of it ends up in the sea, how much damage it does to wildlife and how long it will stay around for.
Many of Year 6 returned to school in the evening to meet with staff from Okehampton College and to hear more about their transition and what awaits them next year.
Wednesday was a more normal day although there were opportunities to get outside and garden with Chantel as well as athletics practice.
Thursday started with some of Year 6 leading Collective Worship and teaching all of the school a very catchy song about the Learning Pit. Half of the Housemartins went off to Okehampton for the final of the Dartmoor Cup. Again there were many fine examples of good play, effort, determination, resilience, fun, learning and laughter. Particular congratulations go to the A team who won the Cup and will go on to the South Devon Finals after half term. Those who remained in school had an ‘Empty Classroom’ day with Mr B and spent their time experimenting with boat designs, identifying the different wildlife in our school grounds and generally making the most of a beautiful sunny day on Dartmoor.
Friday was a sadder day as we said ‘Goodbye’ to Ruby who will be greatly missed. We all wish her all the best for her time at school in Exeter. Much of the day was spent getting bits of work finished so we could all go off to our Half-term holidays happily.