July 2022 news

The end of term at Hernhill school has certainly been a busy one. Sports day at the end of June was a wonderful event with lots of different sporting activities in the morning, such as javelin, tyre roll, tug of war and egg & spoon, followed by races in the afternoon. What made the day even more fantastic was the presence of parents and carers who were able to spectate and join us for a picnic lunch. Congratulations to Hawking Team for winning the overall day.
The following week was extremely exciting with the delivery of the sand for our playground sand pit - all 20 tonnes of it! We were delighted to have been able to purchase such a huge amount of high quality play sand which was all thanks to the generous sponsorship from our 24 sponsored cycle. And our children did an incredible job of transporting the sand, in thousands of trips using small buckets, into the sand pit! The sand pit has been a real hit in our playground in the last few weeks of term and enjoyed by children in all year groups.
Our new sand pit has been part of our playground development plan and for those who walk around the village hall field and look through our gates, you will see additional exciting changes to a part of our school field. Each class was given an area to develop and this has seen a pirate boat zone, a WWI trench, a couple of slides and a Loch Ness monster made from tyres, among other things, appear! We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Summer Lees Farm for their generous donations of logs and cable reels! We are very very grateful. 
In the last full week of term, we had our OPAL play project audit, and are delighted to announce that we achieved the Platinum award. This means that Hernhill is providing some of the best play opportunities for our children compared with schools across the country. 
And last, but by no means least, onto our fabulous Year 6 children. They ended the term with an incredible production, performed on the two hottest days of the century! And they delighted us with their memories and singing at our leavers’ service. They did us and themselves proud and we wish them every success on their move to their secondary schools. 
Have a lovely summer everyone and we hope to see you at our PTAFA fete on Saturday 17th September, 12noon-3pm