Leigh-on-Mendip First School


Leigh-on-Mendip First School

working together to achieve our best

Photos & Videos

This section of the website contains various collections of photos and the occasional video from school activities and events.

General Photos

This album contains a selection of pictures of the school and its grounds. [View Album]

2016/2017 Academic Year

Singing Workshop

The children were joined by Carolyn Radcliff who ran a singing workshop with the children for a morning during the last week of term. [View Album]

Egg Hatching

We have successfully hatched all 6 eggs in our incubator much to the excitement of the children and adults alike! [View Album] [View Video]

The Saxon King

The Spring Term saw the Eagle Class Production of ‘The Saxon King’ being performed over 2 days in the Memorial Hall. The singing, acting, costumes and props were fantastic and the hard work the children had put in certainly shone through in both of the very enjoyable performances. [View Album]

Stonesoup Storytelling

David from Stonesoup entertained the children from both Eagle and Owl Class towards the end of the spring term. Not only did he tell fantastic stories, he sang and worked alongside the children to help them build their own stories. [View Album]

Safer Internet Day

Eagle Class joined other local First Schools at St Louis School in Frome for a Safer Internet Day Radio Project run by Futurform. The show was broadcast ‘live’ providing an opportunity for parents and pupils to send in votes, emails and text messages. [View Album]

Pete The Poet

Pete the Poet spent a day with the children telling stories and writing poems. They also enjoyed some drumming and singing together as part of his visit. A big thank you to FOLS for funding Pete’s visit. [View Album]

Last Week of Autumn Term

The last week of term was all about Christmas; the Nativity play was performed by Owl Class to a packed audience in the Memorial Hall, Christmas lunch was served and was very kindly funded by FOLS. The last day of term saw a visit from Father Christmas himself and luckily all the children were on the good list and received an early present from Santa. [View Album]

Forest School

Eagle Class spent the morning at our Forest School site where they used sticks and string tied together to hang in the trees for spiders to spin webs between. The children also enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate around the fire before they set off across the field back to school in time for lunch. [View Album]

Roman Baths

As part of their topic about the Romans, Eagle Class visited the Roman Baths during the Autumn Term. As well as taking a tour around the famous baths, the children learned about many aspects of Roman life including bathing, mosaics and the togas and tunics which the Romans wore. [View Album]

Paper Chain Making at Sunflower Club

Children made paper chains at our after school Sunflower Club to get in the mood for Christmas. It would appear that The Langsford Girls are top of the paper chain making charts! [View Album]

Halloween Mufti

In true Leigh on Mendip First School style, the last day of the first half term was a Halloween Mufti followed by a Disco in the evening organised by FOLS to raise money to add a little magic to the children’s education. [View Album]

Diwali Workshop

The children returned after half term to learn about the Hindu Festival of Lights – Diwali. The children learnt Indian dancing and painted some Diya holders in which to light tea light candles. [View Album]

Forest School Visit

Eagle Class made the most of the dry, albeit, chilly Autumn, to visit our Forest School site. The children outlined paths using sticks, tended to the Bug Hotel and when they were not running around, kept warm by the fire. [View Album]

Pete the Poet

Pete the Poet visited again in the Autumn Term and spent the day with the children discussing equality and friendships. The children made poems and plays around the topic. Pete’s visit was very kindly funded by FOLS. [View Album]

2015/2016 Academic Year

End of Term BBQ

The end of term BBQ was once again blessed with glorious weather and the children enjoyed running on the school field cooling down under a sprinkler! [View Album]

Folly Farm

Owl Class went to Folly Farm for a Teddy’s Picnic to celebrate the end of the year. [View Album]

Arts Week

The annual Arts Week was held in the penultimate week of this academic year. [View Album]

Sports Day 2016

Once again Simone and her fabulous team at Creative Aquatic put on a fantastic Sports Day for the children of Leigh-on-Mendip First School for the 3rd year in a row. [View Album]

Maypole Dancing at the Village Fete

Eagle Class showed off their maypole dancing skills at the Leigh-on-Mendip Summer Fair & Dog Show in June. [View Album]

The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Multiple birthdays were celebrated at Leigh-on-Mendip First School on June 10th including that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. [View Album]

Hillcrest Residential

Years 3 and 4 spent 2 nights and 3 days at Hillcrest Activity Centre in Ross-on-Wye where they took part in activities such as cannoning, trapeze, zip wire, problem solving, fencing and climbing. [View Album]

Yoga Taster Session

Maddie came into school to teach the children yoga; they spent the day stretching and practising moves such as The Tree, The Cobra and The Arrow. [View Album]

Field to Fork

The Field to Food Learning Day was held at The Royal Bath and West Showground and the pupils from Leigh-on-Mendip First School were amongst 1,000 children who took part in the day. [View Album]

Mad March Hair

The children came to school on the last day of term with “Mad March Hair” a fundraising event organised by FOLS. The children came in with some great hairstyles and raised £31 for the school. [View Album]

Welcome Sign

Nick the Potter has been working with the children to produce a new sign to welcome everybody as they enter our school. The children all took part in this project and the end result is something we can all be proud of. [View Album]

Forest School Egg Hunt

Tarmac very kindly put on an Egg Hunt for the children of the school during the last week of the Spring Term. The children had a lovely afternoon at their outdoor classroom hunting for and of course eating the eggs! [View Album]


Children enjoyed and Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Competition organised by Owl Babies Pre-School on the last day of term. Some wonderful bonnets were created and prizes were donated by Tarmac. Even the weather didn’t dampen our spirits! [View Album]

Sports Relief

Mr Ian Groves, our Sports Coach, led the children in a sponsored run around the school grounds to raise money for Sports Relief 2016 which raised a staggering £592! [View Album]

Hauser & Wirth

Owl Class were the first of our classes to visit the Subodh Gupta Exhibition at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Bruton. [View Album]

Coding Workshop

The children from Eagle Class were joined by Ali from Chaos Created and taught about computer coding for the day. The workshop was thoroughly enjoyed by the children who learnt to write short computer programmes. [View Album]

World Book Bay

Children dressed as book characters to celebrate World Book Day. Witches, cats, Matilda and Dennis the Menace were amongst the many characters that came to school that day. [View Album]

Scooter Workshop

Children were joined by Team Rubicon and taught scooter skills. All the children enjoyed the experience with some of them learning to use a scooter for the first time. [View Album]


During the Spring Term we have been lucky enough to experience two ducklings hatching and grow very quickly! The project was funded by FOLS. [View Album]

Hungry Bunnies

Hemma Kearney worked with the children of Eagle Class on a film which they had written called “Hungry Bunnies”. [View Album]

Wood Turning Workshop

A group of children spent the morning at Governor Nigel Purchon’s house taking part in a woodturning workshop. [View Album]

Owl Class Trip to Bristol Aquarium

As part of their topic on Water, Owl Class spent the day at Bristol Aquarium. [View Album] [Blog Post]

Kickboxing Workshop

The whole school took part in a Kickboxing Workshop which was led by Jamie Day. They children also learnt self-defence as part of the sessions. [View Album]


We have a number of new ukuleles in the school and children in Year 4 are looking forward to starting their ukulele lessons in the Spring Term. [View Album] [Blog Post]

Christmas Jumper Day and Father Christmas Visit

The last day of the Autumn Term saw a visit from Father Christmas and a tortoise named Neil in a Christmas jumper! [View Album] [Blog Post]

FOLS Christmas Tree Sale

Our PTA held its first ever Christmas Tree Sale over 2 weekends at the beginning of December and raised a staggering £984 for school funds. [View Album] [Blog Post]

Owl Class Nativity Play

Owl Class performed the Nativity in the last week of term to a packed audience in the Village Hall. [View Album] [Blog Post]

Pete The Poet

Pete and the children worked on rhymes and role plays around the theme ‘British Values’. [View Album] [Blog Post]

Eagle Class Printing

Printing equipment was bought by FOLS from money they have raised for Eagle Class. [View Album] [Blog Post]

Halloween Mufti Day

In keeping with Leigh on Mendip First School tradition the school was over-run with ghouls, ghosts, vampires and other scary beings on the last day of the Autumn Term. [View Album] [Blog Post]

Tree Survey

Owl Class joined a Tree Surveyor from Somerset County Council when he visited the school site to check all the trees were healthy. [View Album] [Blog Post]

Eagle Class Brunel Project

Eagle Class have been learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and spent a day exploring the SS Great Britain in its dry dock at Bristol Harbour. [View Album] [Blog Post]

Alien Model Competition

The children all took part in a modelling competition in September for the Leigh on Mendip Village Art and Craft Show. [View Album] [Blog Post]