PUPILS at Symondsbury Primary School headed off for their half-term break in seasonal style this year – first enjoying a spooky pumpkin party and then participating in the annual school cross country run around Colmers Hill.
The pumpkin party, organised by the Friends of Symondsbury School, included games such as apple bobbing, cupcake decorating and a disco.
Pupils could also try their hand at some crafts, with older children taking home their own jam jar tealight holder, and everybody got into the spirit of the fancy dress competition.
They enjoyed a hot dog supper, with sausages donated by Framptons, and discovered jelly worms at the bottom of their drinks.
Cat Woolner, organiser and chair of the Friends, said: “What a great night! The children got into the spirit of the evening and we were grateful to the parents and teachers who helped out.
“The proceeds from the party will help the Friends continue to support a wide range of extra activities and opportunities for the children, including funding trips and new equipment.”
On the Friday, every pupil at the school participated in the annual Colmers Hill cross country run.
Pupils from each class headed off in a circuit of the iconic hill, with younger children being helped along the way by staff and parents.
The Key Stage One winners were Henry O’Dwyer and Eloise Found and the Key Stage Two winners were Alex Cox and Loveday Found.
The fastest eight boys and girls from Key Stage Two will go forward to represent the school in local running events throughout the year, including the cluster run to be hosted by Symondsbury Primary School at Colmers Hill on November 12th.
Headteacher Emma Roberts said: “Well done to all the children who took part – it isn’t easy to run, especially for the pupils in Reception for whom it is a totally new experience, and they should feel proud of such a brilliant achievement.
“Symondsbury school is privileged to be in one of the most beautiful rural locations and we are delighted to have the wonderful setting of Colmers Hill available to us.
“Thank you to PE coordinator Mr White who, as ever, organised a great event and to all the parents and staff who helped out.”