Children in Need Countryfile Ramble

Children in Need Countryfile ramble fundraising

On Monday 22nd October a group of Heathcoat Primary staff walked 10 miles along Tiverton Canal on a Countryfile Ramble, raising money for Children in Need. It was a lovely, sunny day and we all enjoyed getting outdoors and raising funds for an important charity.

If anyone would like to donate towards Children in Need please contact the school office, or click here.

First Prize for produce

Three of our Year 4 children attended the Tiverton in Bloom presentation evening last week, celebrating the school being awarded First Prize in the School Produce Garden category. We also achieved a Level 4 ‘It’s your Neighbourhood’ award. Well done to everyone involved – a brilliant achievement!

World Book Day

There were some fabulous costumes from the children (and from some of the staff) on World Book Day.  We also managed to raise about £160 to help provide books for the school that we have links with in Africa.

Heathcoat’s Got Talent

Well done to all the children who participated in our talent show before half term.  The winners for 2018 were The PPG (The Pom Pom Girls) from Year 6.  Runner up was Henry on drums and third place was a three way tie between Sophie (mace twirling), Maggie (singing) and The Weird but Wonderful Dance Off Girls. It was a fantastic show with a huge variety of talent. We felt incredibly proud of all our performers, all of whom showed resilience and perseverance as well as talent!

Horse Jumping

Phoebe went to Badgeworth Arena on Saturday 24 February and jumped her two ponies in the British Show-Jumping for schools competition for Heathcoat Primary. She came a fantastic second place on her pony Annandale Corn Dolly in a big class of good competition and her result means she has qualified for the championships at the end of March. Phoebe is hoping to jump many more competitions for Heathcoat primary all over Devon and Somerset throughout this year.

Family Workshop

On 7 February over 70 adults and children had great fun making Chinese dragons during the latest family workshop. Lots of imagination, creativity and cooperation were used to make amazing dragons, all of which were very different. Here are some of the comments from the people who came along:
“I love the fact we can get messy and enjoy quality time without the distractions of home“
“Lovely to spend some time as a family and be creative, also great to have a chance to chat to the staff who gave up their time to help”

Sports for Champions

We were privileged to have Rob Mitchell, Team GB’s professional high jumper visit our school to run a fitness circuit to inspire and help encourage our young athletes from Rackenford and Heathcoat to live a more active lifestyle. He explained the ‘Sports for Champions’ motto, ‘Inspiring children of today to be the champions of tomorrow.’ Throughout the morning Rob met each class and supervised our young enthusiastic athletes to a fun, yet challenging circuit of four stations. The sponsorship money raised by the children and their supportive friends and families is divided up to help athletes from Team GB enabling them to travel to competitions and have the clothing and resources to reach their full potential. 40% of the total raised is recycled back into our school’s resources, promoting and providing opportunities for our young athletes to get involved and live a more active lifestyle, utilising extra-curricular activities. We would like to thank you for supporting your child. The children and teachers all enjoyed themselves, raising an impressive £1470.92. Class 2G were awarded the Sports for Champion trophy for raising over £350.