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Music in the Castle: Apollo 5

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This week the Cockwood choir had the opportunity to attend Powderham Castle’s ‘Music in the Castle’ performance from Apollo 5.

The children enjoyed an afternoon masterclass from the popular acapella group, who have performed across the globe! The children learnt 2 new songs which were sung in a round, as well as new singing techniques, all in the beautiful music room. Apollo 5 performed two of their songs using complex harmonies and beats, wowing us with their talent!

Harvest Festival 2018

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The whole school enjoyed a lovely Harvest Festival celebration at St. Mary’s Church, Cofton.

The theme this year was Appreciation which is our school value this half term.

Each class made a super contribution with Class 1 delivering some first class readings! It was wonderful to see so many parents and carers there.


Community Celebration Event 2018

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Pupils and staff organised a fantastic community event, supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Residents of the village, pupils from other local schools and members of the community visited the school and enjoyed a range of activities. The Mayor Martin Wrigley was also a special guest at the event.

Even in the pouring rain, the children performed songs and dances under the gazebos, and then visitors could enjoy a lovely fair trade cafe with superb cream teas and take part in some fair trade games and competitions. They also had the opportunity to read with the children, learn the guitar and practise their cross stitch.


Children continue to spread the word on their own chutneys

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Budding business tycoons are preparing to launch into their second year of profit. The brand of mouthwatering chutney will be available to purchase at the annual Cockwood School Farmers’ Market on Cockwood Village Green.

Pupils at the tiny Cockwood School have been involved in choosing the flavours, creating packaging, pricing and production of their Harbourside Chutney range of homemade condiments.


Cockwood School Farmers Market – Friday 24th June from 9am

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The first ever Cockwood School Farmers Market is one not to be missed. Boasting a variety of delicious locally produced food, drink and crafted gifts.

Our class has worked hard to research and invite the very best of local suppliers. Stalls will include fresh meats, fruit and vegetables, eggs, beers, cakes, plants, soaps and a whole host of other local foodstuffs and locally made crafts.

As part of an enterprise project to start and run our own sustainable business we are pleased to announce the launch of the Cockwood School’s very own range of tasty chutneys. The brand new range of flavoursome Harbourside Chutneys have been lovingly researched and taste tested by the class 1 children. They finally settled on the three winning combinations: plum and violet, rhubarb with a hint of violet, and strawberry and apple.  All of which will be on sale for the very first time at our Farmers Market. (more…)

Schools’ Summer Gardening Competition Winners

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Members of Cofton in Bloom came into school and presented the children with a shield and certificate for winning first prize in the schools’ summer gardening competition.

Well done to all of the pupils who take part in the club, both on site and in Cliff’s garden. A super achievement for us so well done.

Thank you to Val and Mary for sharing the school assembly with us. (more…)

Racing for children and families

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The Cockwood School Running Club welcomed Memory Maker Man to their session this week.

The children are competing in the Torbay Half Marathon in June and running to support his charity – THNN or Torbay Holiday Helpers Network, who support seriously ill children and their families by providing much needed holidays.

They help make memories for the children, and our school are proud to run on their behalf. Well done to our runners and good luck in the marathon!


Rotary Quiz

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Class 1 pupils competed against other schools in the area in the annual Rotary Quiz.

A super effort on the night and a well earned second place!




Thankyou to Sainsburys and Class 3 news!

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 A  huge thank you goes to Sainsburys in Dawlish and our school PFA. Sainsburys have donated the funds to help purchase two new ipads for the school and we were joined by the manager and other key staff for the presentation. We will put these to good use!

Please read more to see how we have spent our Sainsburys Active Kid Vouchers and also catch up on Class 3 news!

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