Festival of fun at Ilfracombe Junior School
Schools opens to the public for its inaugural Living and Learning Festival.
ILFRACOMBE Junior School threw open its doors to parents and the public on Thursday for its first ever Living and Learning Festival.
There were a variety of workshops, demonstrations, performances and activities as pupils and staff pulled out all the stops to showcase the many things that take place at the school.
Notable visitors included North Devon shepherd David Kennard and his sheepdog Mist, star of her own television series, plus a talk by Ilfracombe Aquarium staff and a visit by former teacher Jon Skinner, who held a global citizenship workshop.
“We are very proud of our school, its facilities and the fantastic teachers we have,” said assistant headteacher Lorna Kimberley.
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“We wanted to have a festival to showcase all those things, the children’s skill in performance and the excellent topic work they have done.
“It is a chance for parents and the wider community to come in and see what our school is all about.”
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Visitors were able to find out more about its credentials as an eco-school, which include a rooftop full of solar photovoltaic panels and an organic garden.
A Viking roundhouse also took shape in the school field under the guidance of forest school teacher Chris Pearce.
There was a variety of entertaining performances, including musical numbers from The Greenhouse Choir, a group of girls who put together and rehearsed their own versions of popular songs.