Special Events

Election fever at Cockwood School

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After participating in Parliament Week, the children were really interested to find out more about the different local candidates and parties taking part in the General Election. They brought in lots of leaflets from home and we analysed the text, layout, pledges, facts and figures. 

We decided to run our own mock General Election and we used our house teams to create four new parties: Transform, Vision, Tomorrow and the Progress party. We asked Year 6 to volunteer to stand as candidates and then with their house team, they chose from a selection of current policies to put on their manifesto.

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Christmas Lights Switch On 

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On Friday, the school choir performed on Dawlish Bandstand for the official Christmas Lights Switch on. 

The children performed 3 songs to a busy audience before community carols were sung and the lights came on. As a treat, all singers were then given a hot dog to warm up! The children always love singing in the local community, and we are very proud of their behaviour and lovely voices!

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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!
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Harvest 2019

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The children performed a lovely harvest celebration at the church, where they told the story of Noah, sang amazing songs and reflected on how we need to think carefully about our wonderful world.

The rainbow harvest was enjoyed by parents and our new vicar, the Reverend Richard Allen, who thought the children were amazing.

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Cockwood’s got Talent 2019!

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Another great competition was held this year and the talent was amazing!

Our Judges Dan Fowell, Jo Trixon, Mel Wolden and special guest judge Spilkey Walliams
enjoyed watching all the acts.
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Sports Day 2019

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We had a wonderful afternoon enjoying our Sports Day on the village green.

The children were amazing, as they competed against each other in a huge variety of races and events. Thank you to all of the families who joined us to make the afternoon so enjoyable.
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The Mix Festival 2019

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This week children from Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to attend the exciting ‘Mix Festival’ held at Dartington Hall in Totnes. Children from primary schools across Devon attended this day of workshops and performances from steel pans to the Royal Marines Band!

Throughout the day, the children experienced new instruments and learnt about their origins, as well as learning how to use new technology to compose musical pieces online. The children attended workshops where they learnt how to play violins, taiko drums, Brazilian samba drums, steel pans, as well attending a ‘have a go’ session where they were able to play any instrument they wanted! A particular highlight of the day was also having their faces painted with ‘The Mix’ festival logo.

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World Book Day 2019

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Pupils and staff are enjoying another super day at Cockwood, with some brilliant World Book Day costumes on show.

We are celebrating reading and the children are taking part in amazing activities centred on fantastic stories and books throughout the day.
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Lights Camel Action!

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Christmas Performance 2018 – Lights Camel Action!

The entire school performed an amazing show at the Langstone Cliff Hotel this week to hundreds of parents and friends.

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