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Global Neighbours

Global Neighbours school accreditation scheme

Equipping young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to act against inequality and work towards a world free of poverty.  Global Neighbours encourages a deeper understanding of global injustice and equips school pupils across England to tackle this and become courageous advocates for change. 

KS2 environmental pledges

Climate change performance - Let's Change the World Together

Come and watch our wonderful performance of 'Let's Change the World Together'. You are in for a treat! Thursday 21st July 2pm

Increasing Biodiversity

Increasing Biodiversity – helping to repair the planet Children explored the theme ‘growth’ during Science week. They have aimed to increase biodiversity by: · sowing wild flowers in the raised bed, growing vegetables and growing sunflowers. The Y3/4 children also visited the community orchard to see the re-wilding work they have done and to take part in planting many bulbs for the community.   

Fairtrade survey of village shop. Which FT products do they sell?

Fairtrade assembly prepared and delivered by students

Sycamore Class - How can we live more sustainably?

How can we live more sustainably?  Many issues to do with climate change were discussed including the use of wind power and solar energy. Children considered food miles and the advantages of growing your own food. They visited the local allotments and considered the rewilding taking place in the community orchard. At the end of the unit, the children studied a lady called Sunita from Bangladesh who spent most of her days collecting wood for cooking and heat. A solar cooker was donated by a charity. The children were able to evaluate the benefits of this gift for both Sunita and her family, and the planet as a whole.  

Oak class - Why is Bangladesh at such a risk of serious flooding?

Why is Bangladesh at such a risk of serious flooding? 


In Geography we learnt about flooding in Bangladesh as a result of climate change and poor infrastructure. We studied how this affected the people living in the flooded areas and how it impacted their lives.  

Beach Clean and Biodiversity rock pool study - Willow and Beech Class

The Y1/2 children were really passionate about marine life in the seas, climate change and the negative effects that climate change has on people around the world. Having learnt about this in their class. They were keen to take part in a beach clean at this was carried out at Wembury beach. The children were very enthusiastic and worked hard to remove the litter. This was then posted on Facebook to share with the community. 

Charity Fair Fundraiser

We had a fantastic charity Fair in school this week, fully organised and run by the students. Yet again, the students displayed such a wonderful sense of community! There were a whole range of stalls: guess the name of the teddy, skittles, darts, guess how many sweets are in the jar, treasure map and some tasty homemade goodies along with toys and books for sale. The children went home with their arms full with their new purchases! We raised an amazing £120! The school council have chosen to donate to Shelter Box and the Eco Committee have chosen WWF for their work with marine life so both charities will be receiving £60. We'll done again Broadhempston!

One little girl, one BIG hope

As part of our learning for refugee week, we followed the story of Amal, a ten year old refugee, who embarked on a remarkable 8,000km journey that took her from the Syrian border across Turkey and Europe. This month, one year on from leaving Syria, she will take part in World Refugee Week by visiting 10 towns and cities across England meeting old friends and making new ones. We thought about how we would welcome her to our community and captured our thoughts in some footsteps.

Oak RE- Why do Christians believe that Jesus was the messiah?

Plastic in the oceans assembly led by students

Our eco committee have worked hard this year to raise awareness of the challenges facing sea creatures, especially because of single use plastics. One of our pupil prepared this information for a school assembly. Take a careful look at the ways to help stop plastic pollution.

Miles for Refugees charity fundraiser

What an amazing and inspirational afternoon! The whole school went up to Headlands for our Miles for Refugees event where children, staff and parents ran laps of the field to raise money for this worthy cause. There was a real community spirit with the older children supporting the younger ones and everyone motivated to do the best that they could. The laps have been counted and the results are in .... 643 laps were completed which is around 214km/133 miles - that is roughly the same as walking from Broadhempston to Cardiff! What a remarkable achievement. Don't forget to add your sponsorship money by following this link to our fundraising page:

Miles for Refugees update. We are so proud of all the children and the whole school community: we have managed to raise a whopping £956 for the work of the Red Cross in supporting refugees all over the world. What a huge achievement, especially for such a small school! Well done to the children for their hard work and determination in running and to the whole community for your generous donations.

Fairtrade Coffee Morning for the Community

After being inspired by the Fairtrade Conference earlier this month, Oak Class held a coffee morning in the Village Hall. Parents and members of the community came along and enjoyed amazing homemade cakes and cups of tea. The money raised will improve the lives of farmers and workers across the world by helping strengthen their voices to negotiate a fairer deal, help them improve their farms and build demand for their produce. Thanks for coming!

Fairtrade Workshop

Oak Class had a very busy day today which started with a trip to KEVICC to attend the Fairtrade Conference. This year, the theme was coffee and climate action and we learnt about the challenges faced by farmers due to climate change and the actions they were taking to mitigate them. We made our own climate pledges and explored the benefits of Fairtrade before following the coffee bean from the cherry in Rwanda to the roaster in Ivybridge. It was a great morning packed full of information and activities and we can't wait to share it all with everyone back at school as part of our Global Neighbours project.

Oak RE - Was Jesus Holy and Loving?

This document looked into how the Bible describes God as Holy and Loving and what this may mean for Chhristians. 

Sycamore RE - What kind of world would Jesus want?

What kind of world would Jesus want?  

As part of this unit, we discussed John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York who spent time protesting and raising awareness of the conflict in the Middle East. The children thought about issues that they would protest about and the importance of this. Greta Thunberg was discussed and many children expressed their passion for protesting about climate change. 

How is climate change affecting the world?

How is climate change affecting the world? 

We learnt about a boy called Elhaji from Gambia who had to work shining shoes to support his family. This was caused by climate change. Because of climate change, Banjul’s crops had failed and that was why he was no longer able to go to school. We spent time imagining ourselves in his shoes and felt a lot of compassion for him. We discussed how unjust the situation was. 

We also learnt how climate change is directly causing bush fires in Australia and how this affects the people living in the locality. 

We studied world energy consumption, drawing a graph and discussing our findings. It became apparent that the richer countries were using far more energy but the impact was felt most on the poorer countries. 

Rudolph Run

Comic Relief

Comic Relief got off to a great start this morning - we were inundated with habitats! So much time, effort and creativity has gone into each design, the judges are going to have a tricky time deciding the winner on Monday.

Y3/4 class - Why do the largest Earthquakes not always cause the most damage?

Why do the biggest earthquakes not always cause the most damage? The final piece of work in this unit involved discussing whether the larger the magnitude of earthquake always causes the most devastation / deaths. The children explored this topic and were able to identify that poorer nations (in this case Haiti) were far more likely to suffer more devastation and have more deaths than a wealthier nation (Chile) even when the magnitude was lower. Issues of poverty and injustice were discussed.

Visit from Cultural Champion Sandyha

Harvest in a day!

Welcome everyone to our Harvest Festival newsletter where our children will be sharing their learning from our harvest in a day. In mixed age groups, the children explored harvests around the world, the impact of climate change on world harvests and created promises to the planet reflecting on how lucky we all are.  Please click on the link below to view.

PSHE KS2 - UN Rights of the child

As part of the 'Being me in my world:' PSHE unit, both Sycamore and Oak classes discussed the UN Rights of the Child. Injustice and suffering was discussed through a range of comparative photos. Several children expressed their desire to take the suffering away from others. You can see examples of our class scrap books to see what we discussed.