Southmead Pupils Graduate!

Southmead School is a member of Devon’s Children’s University and we are delighted to say the number of pupils involved continues to rise. It has been fantastic to welcome so many new children in KS2 into the scheme since the start of the year and we hope to welcome more. Pupils need to remember to take their passports with them to be signed /stamped at validated clubs and a list of which clubs are affiliated is on the school’s website. In addition, supporting the school’s focus on developing aspiration for all, we look forward to being involved in some new Exeter University opportunities soon.


Secondly, we are delighted to announce that four more Southmead pupils have achieved 100 passport ‘hours’ and they were invited, with their families, to attend the recent graduation ceremony at Plymouth.  A huge ‘congratulations’ goes to Isla Nicholls, Jessica Cardew, Grace Parkin and Ellie Bradford, who were each presented with their graduation badges by the Vice Chancellors of Devon Children’s University on the 18th/19th April. They also have a gold DCU badge and certificate that was presented at school. We wanted to share their photographs, in their smart graduation robes, enjoying the event


Finally,….our Devon Children’s University Summer Challenge


As a school we have collectively gained about 850 ‘passport hours’. We are on a mission to try and reach a combined 1250 hours by July 6th  if we can and we need your help please. Every ‘hour’ counts!



Can all pupils remember to get their passports signed and bring them in for checking on Thursday 5th July?


Remember, the passport is the only record of DCU ‘hours” gained so please keep it safe and bring it in to be looked at when the passport checking dates are advertised.


Please check on the website for details of validated clubs and remember a DCU ‘hour’ is a minimum of an hour or longer session and only one session at each club can be counted in a week. After school activities count and 2 half hours count as 1 DCU hour. Each session needs to be dated and signed off by the club leader.


Joining the scheme: If your child in in KS2 and would like to join the scheme, please let the school office know.

New Clubs and organisations: If your child attends a club or organisation that you would like to join the scheme, please give their details to Mary-Anne in the office. There is also a hard copy invite that you can get from the office to hand to club leaders which explains how to join. It’s a very simple process.


Well done again to everyone taking part and we look forward to seeing your passports again soon.


Mrs G. Gillett     Headteacher

Mrs S. Davies    Southmead Primary School DCU Coordinator

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