Category: 2015/16 Academic Year

Transition Summer School 2015

Date: 15th September 2015

This year, our Summer School ran from Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July 2015.  Thirty Year 6 students were offered places and the lucky ones (we were oversubscribed) had their names drawn out of a hat! The photographs were kindly taken by Helen Paddon, our Higher Level Teaching Assistant, who works with children in Year 6…

Uganda Experience 2015

Date: 1st October 2015

In October six students from Park School went to Uganda to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity. In conjunction with the North Devon charity Amigos, we travelled to Kira Farm. This is a training centre which provides vocational education for young people that have missed out on schooling for a variety of reasons. Kira…

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Date: 18th November 2015

On Wednesday 18th November 2015, the GCSE Drama group took part in the nationally run Shakespeare Schools Festival. Performing an edited version of Hamlet on stage at the Queen’s Theatre was both a daunting and exhilarating experience for the cast. After two months of rigorous rehearsals, the pupils were finally able to show off all…

Year 10 Bude Residential 2015

Date: 1st September 2015

Over half of Year 10 spent a very successful first week of KS4 at the nationally acclaimed Adventure International site in Bude. The purpose of the week is to raise pupils confidence by subjecting them to a series of challenges which through cooperation and team work they are able to overcome. This is a very…

Year 10 North Devon Football Champions

Date: 26th November 2015

Year 10 are the North Devon Football Champions for the 2nd year running. The amazing final against Ilfracombe was played at Bideford College on Thursday 26th November with a final score of 3-1. Congratulations to the boys for retaining the cup and reaching the final every year since Year 7, an amazing achievement! We also thank the…

Year 11 Mindfulness Session

Date: 3rd December 2015

On Thursday 3rd December a mindfulness session was held for all Year 11 students during their PSHEE lesson. Dan Peppiatt, from North Devon Yoga Centre, was invited to speak to our Year 11 students specifically to help them deal with any stresses they may encounter with their upcoming GCSE exams. With fifteen years of experience…

Governors’ Tea Nov 2015

Date: 25th November 2015

A Governors’ Tea is held once a term for those students who have received 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 Merits. The certificates and badges are awarded to each student by a member of the governing body and the Head of House. Parents and other family members gathered in the School Hall for this term’s Governors’…

World Book Day 2016

Date: 15th March 2016

All staff at the school gave students a big surprise on World Book Day this year! Staff dressed up as famous book characters to engage students with discussions on books and reading. The school was taken over by such famous literary figures as The Cat in the Hat, The BFG, and Where’s Wally. Sights such…

Park Double North Devon Champions in Year 7 And 9

Date: 15th April 2016

On Wednesday 13th April, we attended the North Devon Rugby Finals at the Barnstaple Rugby club and played in 3 of the 4 finals. The year 7s pictured, continued to impress, winning their final vs Braunton School with a score of  7 trys to 1. The man of the match was Sam Palmer. The year…

Park Schools’ Top Athletes!

Date: 11th June 2016

After competing in the North Devon Schools Athletics Championships, these athletes were picked to represent Devon Schools on the 11th June at Exeter Arena. All children were up against some very talented athletes but achieved some brilliant results.