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Category Archives: General School News

Netball Team

Netball Team

Well done to everyone in the Thorner’s Netball Team who played today in very blustery conditions in the Bridport Tournament! Great enthusiasm, attitude and support.  Some brilliant team play and a couple of amazing goals! Results: 1st = Thorners 2nd = St Catherines 3rd = St. Marys =5th = BPS/Powerstock 6th = Loders Thorners now go on to represent the… Continue Reading

Colmer’s Hill Run

Colmer’s Hill Run

Our Cross Country team competed in the Colmer’s Hill Run this weekend and all were fantastic.  It was an incredibly muddy course but all made it round and well done to the boys who came third overall and to Henry who finished 3rd in his race!  Almost all of.our runners were Yr 5 or younger… Continue Reading

Colyton Success!

Colyton Success!

Congratulations to Ludo Busby and Seb Marks in yr 6 who have both been offered places at Colyton Grammar School for September 2023. Both boys have worked incredibly hard both at home and in school, at our 11+ Club on Friday mornings, in order to prepare for the 11+ exam and should be incredibly proud… Continue Reading

Armistice Day

Armistice Day

The children held a special assembly outside today at 11am to mark the anniversary of the armistice of 1918.  They decorated the school with poppies of different colours and recited poems from Sassoon and Brooke.  The old bell was rung at 11am and the children observed a minute’s silence to pay our respects to all… Continue Reading

Village Show

Village Show

The children took part in the Litton Cheney Variety Performance (in aid of Dementia UK) at the weekend and delighted the audience with performances of songs from well-known shows from the West End.  They sang hits from Matilda, Bugsy Malone and Oliver!  A wonderful show and thank you to Patricia Gates for organising such a… Continue Reading

Bovington Tank Museum Trip

Bovington Tank Museum Trip

Eggardon went for a wonderful trip to Bovington Tank Museum this week to support their work on the First World War.  As well as the Trench Experience session the children saw the development of the tank through replicas and real examples from the Western Front.  They finished off proceedings by singing “Keep the Home Fires… Continue Reading

Woodchip delivery

Woodchip delivery

The children were delighted to see a huge delivery of woodchip arrive on the school field today – ready for the Discovery Area Working Day on Sunday – thank you to all involved! Mr Sitch Continue Reading

Assemblies

Assemblies

We have been fortunate to have good enough weather to hold some of our recent assemblies outside on the field and in our wildlife Discovery Area.  It has been lovely to sit, reflect, listen and pray in such a beautiful space and listen to the sounds of the Valley all around us.  We hope to… Continue Reading

Jubilee Celebrations

Jubilee Celebrations

A huge thank you from everyone at Thorner’s to all of those in the village who organised so much across the whole Jubilee week and weekend.  it really was a magical last day of school and I’m sure so much of it will live long in the memory of the children.  We started by attending… Continue Reading

St Mary’s Church on Easter Sunday Morning

St Mary’s Church on Easter Sunday Morning

It was lovely to see the Church looking so wonderful for Easter.  Many thanks to all those in the village and the children from Messy Church at school for their help in decorating. Thanks also to Paul Cheater and our governor Heather Goffee for playing the organ and leading the end of term service. Continue Reading

Church Service

Church Service

We started term with our traditional Christingle service last week at Church. All the children attended and it was also lovely to see our pre-school children attend. Thank you to the Captain of the Tower who led our older pupils in the bell ringing and also to Paul Cheater for playing the organ during our… Continue Reading

Messy Church Club

Messy Church Club

We are delighted to say that our Messy Church Club – “The Big Q” – is going from strength to strength with now nearly 30 children attending each week. At the club our Vicar, Jane Williams, our three Governors, John Vercoe (Chair), Helen Jones (Safeguarding) and Heather Goffee (Ethos) and Mrs Smith work with the… Continue Reading

2021 Candles on the Hill

2021 Candles on the Hill

The 2021 project was run jointly by ATTA and Friends of St Nicholas. It is always windy and cold on St Catherine’s Hill, but this year it was ARCTIC! The wind was so strong and icy that the lantern bags were folded over right away, but in spite of that we displayed a total of… Continue Reading

School Admissions Arrangements Consultation

School Admissions Arrangements Consultation

It has been 7 years since our previous consultation and, as such, please find attached the following documents: Our Admission Policy for 2023/24 (this is the Salisbury Diocese Model Policy) Our Catchment Area Map Our Consultation Period will run from Friday 3rd December 2021 until   Friday 14th January 2022 If you should have any comments… Continue Reading

Illuminated Christmas Cards

Illuminated Christmas Cards

Eggardon have completed their illuminated Christmas Card designs.  They have planned and created greetings cards which incorporate a simple circuit and bulb or motor.  They modified their work and some incorporated switches for greater control and effect.   Continue Reading

Children In Need

Children In Need

The Children enjoyed raising money for Children in Need last week by dressing up in anything spotty or yellow.  We had some superb Pudsey Bear outfits and it was lovely to support this charity whilst having a lot of fun in the process! Continue Reading

Remembrance

Remembrance

On the 11th of November, at 11am, the school and pre-school assembled on the front lawn, to hold a short service to commemorate the fallen. Eggardon read poems and the younger children laid wreaths they had made at the feet of two silhouettes – a nurse and a soldier.  Thank you to all the children… Continue Reading

CoP 26

CoP 26

Over half term the children have been busy creating designs for our CoP26 theme week.  As well as taking part in live lessons from the climate change summit itself, they have created several posters, designs and artworks based on the theme of climate change.  The 4 prizes were kindly donated by The Worshipful Company of… Continue Reading

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