What’s Happening

Buxton Music and Drama Festival – a wonderful experience and lots of medals too!

Of course its the taking part that counts but nothing could disguise the excitement when the choir won their category! Well done to everyone – it was a long evening of listening but the children behaved impeccably and were a real credit to our village. A special thank you to Mr Tinker who has worked so hard with the choir over the year it was such a proud moment!


We also had a range of other performers – our Ukulele duet seen here played in the huge St Johns Church. Pianists also play here on the full sized grand piano – some of the younger players could not even tough the floor!

Solo singers ands the wind players took part in the Methodist Church. The brass trio ‘The Three Trumpeteers’ had a blast and we also had violinist and a cellist playing solos.

The Festival is over 2 weeks and on another day several children took part in the spoken/drama section reciting poems. Everyone remembered how to stand and bow afterwards – its a quite a daunting experience but such a good learning opportunity and great fun to listen to others perform. Well done to the musical team at Eyam! A big thanks to parents for helping with practising and of course to our Peri teachers.

Fairy tales and castles

Hedgehogs have been particularly busy acting out, retelling and re living famous tales – this is a great way to build their confidence by taking the role of various characters.

They’ve also planned and re written tales – with their own adaptations!

A design and make project that all the class got literally stuck into, was the castle creation.

Amazing Athletics

Our hard work paid off as we tackled the indoor athletics with the Hope Valley Cluster.

We got through to the Finals in Matlock which is a loud and  challenging afternoon of Sport against all the top winners in the North of the County. We were very proud of our team – you can ‘see’ how hard they are working!

Chocolate – our topic to spark an international debate

We’ve been finding out all about the origins of chocolate and who grows it and where. The children enjoyed a special day with  fabulous Chocolatier who brought a video he’d made in Ghana showing a cocoa farm and the journey the pods take before being shipped to the UK. Its Fair trade Fortnight and so the topic links with discussions about ensuring farmers get paid a fair price for their products. The children have also written to local shops asking about Fairtrade chocolate sales and  the availability of Easter treats made with Fairly traded goods.


Of course making the treats to eat was a favourite moment!


Litter, litter here? – what a pile in the playground Eyam!

A big thanks to Miss McGloin who organised a local litter picker to come and talk to the children about how and why we should NOT drop litter at all. The lesson on litter was  all about the importance of a clean and safe play environment. Its a place where animals, plants and insect live and should be safe – we don’t want pets eating wrappers either!


The children were shocked to see just how much rubbish the Owl class had collected from the village playground – why are our locals and visitors making such a mess of this wonderful area? Our Eco motto is ‘At green Eyam we work as a team to share, care, recycle and save!’ If this is true what can we do about the litter?


Taking part in the fabulous village panto 2019 – living the vision of Eyam school, taking an active role in the community

Our school vision is to  ‘Let your light shine’  so as to bring light to others. Its taken from Matthew 5:16. Just look how much pleasure is being shared through the hard work and dedication of  Nicola and the production team and consider how proud the families must be of their children for bringing this pleasure to those who came to watch.

A record number of pupils took part in this week long event and showed off many a skill and plenty of positive attitude …… patience, memory, acting, dancing, singing, timings, team work, resilience, respect and following instruction to name just a few. What a super example of putting into practise so many life skills and working with adults and teenages – its all part of living in a community.


Squirrels enjoy a snowy retreat at the Peak Centre in Edale

Once again we battled the snow showers but were rewarded with a cosy, calm and contemplative experience. The children were thrilled with the activities as they were fun and although required thought they were relaxing too. Mrs Dawson was particularly pleased with the mature responses and thoughtful ideas from all the children.

‘I liked going into the hut.’

We learnt that if we work together and trust each other we can achieve more.

‘My favourite was blowing bubbles!’

‘It was fun!’

 Thank you for taking us to Edale.