AT THE end of its first year as a primary school, Herne View Church of England Primary pupils have had a very busy end to the school year with trips, visitors, and celebrations.

Year 4 put on a three-night run at the Warehouse Theatre of their production ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’ to packed audiences.

The children had a lot of fun developing their acting and singing skills and for many, this was their first time on a professional stage.

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All the children performed to a very high standard and received plenty of applause from the audience of family and friends.

The children gave performances for the rest of the children in school during the day and were ably supported by Year 3 as an additional choir.

Thanks go to the Warehouse Theatre for their support and to all the staff involved.

Year 4 were also fortunate to be gifted dictionaries from Ilminster Rotary to support their learning in the rest of primary school.

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The dictionaries were presented by Mr Deryk Outram who explained to the children about the value of learning and why as local Rotarians they wanted to share this with the next generation.

Year 3 pupils were also presented with their own book when Rev Jo Stobart from The Minster came with Bibles donated by the Minster to support the pupils with their RE learning in Key Stage 2.

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Finally, Year 6s celebrated their final weeks in primary school with a range of events. Some children were able to visit Wimbledon and spent a very hot day watching the action on Court 2.

All the children visited the Minster in Taunton for a Bath and Wells Pilgrimage Service for those leaving Primary School.

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Here the children were able to give the school’s new banner an inaugural outing and with other schools in the area shared singing and watched a performance by The Oddments Theatre Company.

The final week saw a rather muddy Forest School day, a fun day with films and popcorn and disco and ice cream, and a bittersweet leavers service where the children shared their best memories, photographs of their time in Year 6, and their hopes for the future as they move on to high schools.

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