The children in Years 5/6 were treated to an afternoon of Opera at Powderham Castle this afternoon.
12 children attended a ‘Grand Opera’ performance in the prestigious James Wyatt room, where they listened to a range of Gilbert and Sullivan, Mozart and more.
There were 5 performers present who performed a variety of solos, duets and ensemble pieces with their pianist. They performed for an hour, and then allowed time for a quick Q&A session where our Head Boy Henry asked a question in front of the room! They told us about their love of music, how they warm up and their favourite songs. (more…)
Everyone at Cockwood are delighted with the new playground facilities, made possible by a grant from Sport England Primary Spaces.
The children have a new climbing wall (which is never without a child traversing it, and challenging themselves!), a multi-sports play area with specialist surfacing and goals that mean playtimes are more active, and clubs can be run on site. One of the children in Class was overheard saying, ‘It was always awesome, but now it’s gone up three notches’!
On Friday 8th July, Class 1 spent the night in school. All children arrived around 7.30pm with sleeping bags and mattresses, as well as PJs, toothbrushes and anything else they wanted for the night.
Once they had all made up their beds, boys in Class 1 and girls in Class 3, they enjoyed a whole evening of fun. Some children chose to spend time outside in the playground, while others played on the XBox in Class 2.
Last Thursday we celebrated anything and everything British in our school. Children came in dressed in red, white and blue and Sally put on a very British Brunch for lunch, including amongst other things Sausages, Scrambled eggs, Waffles and of course Sticky Pudding!
Class 1 reviewed the facts around the European Union Referendum and discussed the Ins and Outs of the campaign. They held a vote in the afternoon which resulted in 25 Remain and 5 Leave votes. While some children were watching the all-important England football match in the afternoon, the remaining members of Class 1 came up with a fantastic short play about the Suffragettes, a women’s organisation which fought for the women’s right to vote in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. The Class 3 audience enjoyed the performance so much, they requested for it to be performed a second time! (more…)