HMS Illustrious

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Archive for March, 2013


   Mar 25

HMS Illustrious in the Corridors of Power…….

Today we left school at 7.15 am to arrive in London in plenty of time for our appointment at the Houses of Parliament. We were going to find out many things about how Parliament works and about the history of the buildings.       As we were a bit early, we went in to […]

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   Mar 18

Welly Washing Syndrome….

Just a quick comment from the teachers……. Because of the new Health and Safety regulations at Nethercott, we all became very familiar with the combination of wellies and waterproofs worn by each child! This is because, every time the children came back from a task, wellies had to be cleaned and mud removed from waterproofs. […]

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   Mar 16

The Great Dorm Tidy Experience 2013…

Every year when we go to Nethercott, part of the whole experience is the competition between dormitories for points; up to 10 for tidiness, plus up to 10 for how well everyone as a team settled to sleep in their dorm. This year was no different; well, at least it STARTED no differently! The teachers […]

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   Mar 14

Oh No! Last Day!!

After all the excitement of yesterday, it has been good to get back to our last full day of routine jobs before we (SO sadly!) have to leave for home.   This morning, as we sat at breakfast, the mist came rolling in from Dartmoor; we could see it move towards us like a giant white […]

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   Mar 13

A Memorable Day…..

When we (eventually and sleepily) made it out of bed this morning, we had NO IDEA that today would be really special. We thought we were in for our usual routine, but with the added excitement of the special Nethercott ‘Pop-Up Shop’ to buy Nethercott souvenirs for ourselves and our families (maybe!).         […]

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   Mar 12

Halfway through……

IT’S TUESDAY! From today we begin to say: ‘that’s the last time we will do this job!’ each time we complete one of our set farm tasks – that means we try to do it extra well and leave behind a really good impression for next year’s Yr 6 to live up to!     […]

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   Mar 11

Distant snow…. and gusty winds!

Our working Monday has been FREEZING! We awoke on time to the wind rushing through the trees which are all around us. A good night’s sleep was had by all, which was just as well, as there was a hard day’s work ahead. In the far distance, Dartmoor was beautiful with its layer of snow, […]

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   Mar 10

Winter returns to Nethercott…..

Although it was Sunday morning and most sensible people were still in bed, we were out by the green doors at 7.30 sharp for our morning farming tasks. We were going to complete our second set of farm jobs and we had to work in double quick time as we were off to the chapel […]

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   Mar 10

HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL OUR MUMS!

        Wishing you all a Happy Mothers’ Day….. from us all at Nethercott!!

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   Mar 10

First Working Day

We we up bright and early (some of us TOO early!) for our first farming day. By 7.30, we were lined up outside the ‘green doors’ – they are actually grey- ready to go in our 3 separate ways to work.   Miss Carty’s group (Group 1) were off to do the dairy; watching the milking, forking […]

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