06:00 8 April 2022
An Easter party, talent show and concert was held to celebrate the end of spring term at St Peter’s Primary School in Budleigh Salterton.
After two years of living with Covid, staff and students were happy to hold “pre-pandemic” style events and to be able to welcome the children’s families to the spring concert.
The party, organized by the PTA and held on Saturday, April 2, started out as an Easter egg hunt, but turned into a bigger event with bouncy castles, a raffle and several other activities.
On Monday, the talent show took place. School administrative assistant Stacey James said: “We had some fantastic performances including dancers, comedy, gymnastics and fiddle recitals. Matilda was voted Best Dancer, the Chestnut class girls won Best Dance Group, Max was voted Best Gymnast, and Funniest Grade 6 Girl Gang.
“Well done to everyone who auditioned and participated – you all did an amazing job and we certainly have some talented kids.
“Then Wednesday we had the fantastic Spring Concert with our Big Band, Brass Band and Ukulele Club all playing together fantastically.
“It was a welcome return to the arts and we were able to invite parents and grandparents to watch which was just lovely. Thanks to Mr Lee and Mr Gould for organizing this event. We also have our choir concert on Thursday afternoon to look forward to.
Stacey said the events were “a nice reminder” of how things were before the pandemic and a welcome return to normal life for everyone at school.
She added: ‘Another highlight of this term is the forestry school we started with Ms Spence. The students really enjoyed being outdoors, being creative, working together and solving problems.
“It has been a difficult and turbulent time for all schools this term, with a lot of Covid affecting staff and pupils. It has also been difficult for our families who have to deal with the rising cost of living.
“We hope the summer term can be more normal, with lots of fun events planned, like residencies, sports day, running events and the Summer Fayre.”