After the slow start that we had this morning, we have had  a fantastic first day – we arrived about lunch time and after enjoying some delicious homemade pizza and flapjack we got to explore the site and find our bedrooms.  The first challenge of the day was to make our beds – some of us were more successful at this than others but great teamwork as everyone helped each other even with a little help from Mr Leigh for some of the boys!  We then got kitted out with the much needed waterproofs, boots and fleeces and started our activities.

We all took part in outdoor business, this involved us tackling a series of challenges which tested our teamwork, listening skills and resilience.  Everyone worked hard together and it was great to see their skills develop – particularly their listening skills!

Dinner was welcome and enjoyed by all after which we kitted out and went for a very wet, extremely muddy night hike.  The mud part was the highlight for some who ended up having to be hosed down when we got back!

All now tucked up in bed ready for our adventures tomorrow.

Canoeing for some groups and high ropes for the others are are the order of the day for tomorrow.   Looking forward to it.  

Our village primary school is opening its doors

 Open  Morning at Dorchester St Birinus CE Primary School 

For children starting school in September 2020 and onwards

We would like to invite you to visit our friendly, welcoming and hardworking school on

Friday 29th November

Please arrive from 9.30am to 11am for coffee to meet our Headteacher, Mr Leigh, followed by a tour of the school given by the Year 6 children  with an opportunity to spend some time in classrooms meeting staff and pupils

If you can come along please let us know, thank you. or 01865 340081. Alternatively, do just drop in.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Dorchester St Birinus CE Primary School


Great fun was had by all who attended our Pickleball taster session last Saturday. Fundraising is going really well so hopefully we’ll soon have a lovely new surface to play on.

Yesterday was our annual Sports Afternoon – we were so lucky with the weather.  As always it is so good to see the teamwork and support shown by the children for all their houses.  It was also fun to see the return of the parents’ races this year – eagerly requested by the children.   Thank you to the PTA for organising the cake stall for the afternoon – it raised £59.30. 

Here is the winning team-the Blues.

You may have seen the new banner now being displayed on the front of the school building.  One of the school governors is working very hard on a fund raising project to try and raise £15,000 to resurface the school playground and to make it useable for various sports including a pickleball court for children and adult members of the community.  We hope to colour in the various characters on the banner as we reach our target.  We will also be doing our part by including the money raised from our sponsored walk (letter and sponsor form to be sent out soon).

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