• Children in Need

    You raised a grand total of £765.19 for BBC Children in Need!


    Mufti Day donations totalled £558.45, and a further £206.74 was raised by parents who organised a Cake Sale with the support of the PTFA.


    A huge thank you!


    Photo shows Dragonfly Class all geared up for the day!





  • M&M Perform Cinderella Pantomime

    The whole school was treated to a performance of the classic pantomime Cinderella by M&M Theatre, thanks to funding from the PTFA.


    The children had a great time and it really got us into the Christmas spirit. There were lots of sing-along songs and plenty of laughs!

  • 'In the Net' Performance

    It’s Dotty’s birthday and she’s just got a shiny new iPad! But there’s a problem. She’s not being too safe online. She’s posting personal information, chatting to strangers and making rude comments about school friends…



    Year 4 children from both Withycombe Raleigh and Marpool Primary Schools attended a special performance of ‘In the Net’, enacted by the Alter Ego Theatre Group and funded by Devon County Council and the Devon Safeguarding Children Board.


    During the performance the children met Dotty, Icon, Virus & Spam, Password, ‘Uh Oh’ and Dotty’s dad. The cast brought Dotty’s story to life in the style of a pantomime, covering such issues as safe internet/social media use, keeping personal information safe, and what to do if they have any concerns.


    This was a great participatory performance which the children really enjoyed, while taking away valuable lessons.



    Everything turned out well for Dotty who asked her Dad for help with securing her iPad, before going downstairs to enjoy her Birthday cake!

  • EDF Volunteers

    We are delighted to have some volunteers from EDF working around the school at the end of the summer term, helping to do some repainting and other useful jobs including tidying up planters and preparing our new beds ready to plant in September.


    EDF staff have the opportunity to spend two days a year out of the office helping around the community and we're grateful for their hard work - it was a hot sunny day so it was hard going, but what a difference a day makes! Thank you!


  • Space Rocket Seeds!

    The RHS has partnered with the UK Space Agency to embark on an ‘out of this world’ educational project - and our school is taking part!


    Two kilograms of rocket seeds took off from Florida bound for the International Space Station as part of British astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month mission. After several months on board, the seeds have been sent back to Earth, safely landing in the Pacific Ocean!


    We received two packets of 100 seeds to grow and compare – one packet has been to space, and the other packet has not. We don’t know which packet has been to space and we had to carefully plant and label each packet of seeds – one with red labels and one with blue.


    They've started to grow and so far we can't really tell which ones have been to space. We're keeping a tally on their progress.


    We join pupils of all ages across the UK embarking on a voyage of discovery to see what growing plants in space can teach us about life on Earth and whether we can sustain human life in space through the production of our own food.


    The project is called Rocket Science - turning wrpschool pupils into space biologists!



  • Day of Kindness Repaid by Your Move

    Adam Williams and Kerry Van de Burgt from Your Move estate agents in Exmouth came to school on 21st March, following our Day of Kindness last week.


    They were so impressed with the children, who had been into Exmouth giving out gifts and kind messages to members of the public, that they wanted to repay the kindness.


    They very generously donated 10 footballs to the school.


  • M&M Productions perform Aladdin

    What an absolute treat for the children!

    M&M Productions came into school on 18th November and performed 'Aladdin' for the whole school. There was lots of enthusiastic audience participation, some brilliant singing, and plenty of laughs.


    We're delighted that this pre-Christmas treat for the children was funded by the school.






  • New roof for the Victorian Year 6 block

    We are pleased to report that the roof of the Victorian year 6 block is being renovated as part of Devon County Council’s premises improvement works.


    Scaffolding was erected over half term in preparation, with the old roof being removed over the Christmas break – both works being carried out during school holidays to minimise disruption to students.


    The hopefully less noisy work of the new roof being installed will be carried out over a period of about 8 weeks into the New Year.



  • Voices Around the World

    Last term Key Stage 2 children took part in the 'Voices around the World' project. Voices Around The World is a charity that works to link up young people World-wide through involving them each year in a project to record a song together. Funds raised by the sales of the songs released are used to support children in needy schools in Africa.


    This link is for the video version of the song which has just been released, with a lovely clip of WPRSchool. You can download it from the VATW store, or order a DVD to keep.




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