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First Federation Ethos Day - Thursday 17th January 2019


On Thursday 17th January, Mrs Humphries and Miss Coban took Robert Walton, Lily Lambell, Sophia Beacom, Samantha Churchard and George Cox to a ‘Children’s Ethos Day’ which was hosted by Newton Ferrers Primary School at Holy Cross Church.


During the day the children took part in activities related to aspirations. They also had the opportunity to share what we do at our school as well as working with other children across the Federation.


The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and represented our school fantastically.

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Easter Ethos Day at Blackpool Primary School


On Thursday 15th March Blackpool C of E School hosted an Easter Ethos Day. They were joined by Newton Ferrers Primary, Aveton Gifford Primary, Salcombe Primary and Gatehouse Primary. They completed various activities, which included, colouring giant Easter posters, decorating Easter biscuits, learning about the Easter story through ‘Resurrection Eggs’ and finally taking part in an Easter quiz.

All the children had an enjoyable and busy day, returning to their schools with a poster to be completed with their Ethos groups.

Christmas Ethos Day at Aveton Gifford Primary School.


On Monday 4th December 2018 there was a Federation South Hub Ethos Day at Aveton Gifford Primary School with Blackpool, Salcombe, Newton Ferrers and Gatehouse Primary School. Here’s what Jacob and Gracie had to say about their day…


“We went to Aveton Gifford by bus and headed to St Andrews Church. The first activity was a quiz with two sections. The first was about the birth of Jesus and the second was about Christmas. There were lots of trick questions but we got there in the end! We were split into two groups and we were working with children from other schools. They introduced the activities, which were really fun. We decorated candles to turn them into advent candles to represent the four Sundays of advent. The next activity was an acrostic poem. Once we had finished that we got to check our answers from the quiz, we were so pleased that we got them all right! We finished the day by singing the hymn ‘Over The Mountains and Far Away’, then we all said a prayer. It was lovely meeting the children from the other Ethos teams and it will be great next time we meet as we will know them.”


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An Easter Celebration

An Easter themed Ethos Day took place on Friday March 11th 2016 and was organised and hosted by Blackpool CE Primary School.

The children present represented many of the federation’s schools including:

 Blackpool CE Primary School

 Aveton Gifford CE Primary School

 Chudleigh Knighton CE Primary School

 Newton Ferrers CE Primary School

 Lady Seawards VA Primary School

 Westcliffe Primary School

 St Leonard’s CE Primary School

 Salcombe CE Primary School

There were also pupils from other local Church of England primary schools- Chudleigh CE Primary and Ilsington CE Primary.

The day was led by Reverend Paul Wimsett and the teaching staff , clergy and volunteers from across the ten schools, many of whom have been involved in providing these special days for the school’s Ethos Teams for over five years now.

The children took part in an interesting range of activities and collective worship which helped them to understand the Easter story. The day was designed to support the children in their own role leading collective worship when they are back at school. As ever all pupils involved behaved in an exemplary way and were a credit to their schools.

Mrs McCarthy-Patmore Ethos Coordinator for the federation, attended the day and was presented with a card and flowers as she is leaving her role and moving on to a new position.

The next Children’s ethos Day will be hosted by Salcombe church and a date in June will soon be decided on and invitations will be sent to schools next term.

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The Ethos group joined other children from the First Federation at Ethos Day held at Chudleigh Parish Church.

They were involved in a range of activities based around the story of the Creation through music, singing and dance.