Bishop’s Visit

The Right Reverend Nick McKinnel, Bishop of Crediton visited the school to present us with our certificate for achieving an outstanding grade in our SIAS inspection.
Bishop Nick led our Collective Worship. He talked about us being an ‘Outstanding SIAS’ school and that one way of standing out was to wear hats, if people see you walking down the street in a hat then they look at you. He then gave out a variety of hats for the children to wear. He said each represented a different part of life. For example, a cricket hat represented a healthy lifestyle and keeping fit, a sombrero represented widening your horizons in life, a sun hat for enjoying the outdoors, a Bishop’s mitre represented having faith, a bowler hat for understanding money and business, an army hat to represent an understanding of discipline, and a French beret for enjoying the finer things in life! He talked about how we all have different characteristics and should use these to the best we can.

After the Bishop presented Mrs Gray with the ‘outstanding’ certificate two of the pupils gave him one of our school tea towels. They explained to the Bishop how, during our Community Fortnight last year, the children went on a walk around the village and did sketches.

These were then printed onto a tea towel which we sell to raise money for our Community Fund.