The New Footpath
After waiting for several years the children will shortly be able to walk more safely to activities in the Village Hall. The National Trust has been working very hard on building a path through a field, past our new allotment, to the Village Hall. Once finished, the children will no longer have to walk on the road to PE lessons and to their parents’ cars at the end of the day.
On Monday 8th October the whole school gathered along with parents, governors, villagers and representatives from the National Trust and Devon County Council for the Grand Opening of the new footpath. Mr and Mrs Dowell, two local residents, cut the ribbon with the help of two members of the school council, Bethany and Malachi. Councillor Rogers then said a few words and the school council representatives presented Stuart from the National Trust with a card and a book of thank you letters for all their hard work.
Everyone then walked down the path for the first time. We walked down the hill, through the little copse and over the new bridge to the Village Hall where refreshments were served.
It had been a lovely, sunny, Autumn morning and a wonderful start to many years of walking safely to and from school.
Walking the Wizard Way
Branscombe School, like many schools in Devon, are now following the ‘Walking the Wizard Way Scheme. Every time children walk to or from school they collect signatures. Once they have walked 40 times they can receive a Bronze Award, 80 walks gains the children a Silver Award and 120 walks means they gain a Gold Award.
The photos show Mrs Gray awarding Dominic and Hebe with their Silver Certificates.
Now we have our new footpath Class one worked with Stuart from the National Trust to plant daffodils along the bank of the path. We look forward to seeing the bulbs flower in the spring to make our walk to school even more enjoyable.