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Junior Parkrun

Shirwell School, along with other Barnstaple schools, has helped set up Junior Parkrun to take place on Sundays at Rock Park in Barnstaple.  Up to this point Juniors had to travel to Bideford to take part in the Parkrun.  Junior Parkrun is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the

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Sun Cream and Sun Hats

During the summer term, when appropriate, please send the children to school with sun hats and please apply all day sun cream to them in the morning before school.  Please remember that children can still catch the sun on cloudy days.   It would be safer for the children if they are using a high factor sun cream, at least SPF 30, preferably SPF

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Outdoor Learning

Thank you for being patient as we sort out the finer details of our outdoor learning program. There have been some amendments to the information in the initial newsletter; the new arrangements are as follows: Tuesday am Tuesday pm Thursday am Friday pm Year 2/Reception Years 3 and 4 08/05/18 22/05/18 Years 5 and 6  15/05/18 Year 1 Years 3 and 4 18/05/18 Years

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Hockey Team at Devon Finals

Congratulations to the Shirwell Hockey Team who came forth out of sixteen teams in the Devon Hockey Finals in Plymouth.  The best result of any North Devon School ever!  The team faced a tough start to the competition facing the eventual finalists in a hard-fought game that ended in a 1-1 draw.  However, they won all of their other group games without conceding a

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Arlington Court Trip

Arlington Court Trip On Wednesday 6th June the whole school will be travelling by coach to visit Arlington Court.  Class One will be doing activities which will complement their current ‘Pirate’ topic and Class Two will be looking at habitat. Children will need to wear sensible outdoor clothes, appropriate for the weather on the day, such as sun hat, waterproofs.  Please also apply all

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Summer Term Menu

Follow the link to view the Menu for Summer Term