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]

2017/2018 Academic Year

Folly Farm

Owl Class spent the day at Folly Farm as a reward for earning 10 stars collectively as a class during the summer term. They took part in games and activities with their teddy bears and also enjoyed a Teddy Bear’s Picnic with them in the wood. [View Album]

Tea Party

A farewell Tea Party was held for Mrs Sturgess who had been Head Teacher at our school for the past eight years and who retired at the end of the summer term. [View Album]

Zoolab Visit

Zoolab visited Leigh on Mendip First School with their live animal handling workshop. The children handled African Snails, Giant Centipedes and snakes! [View Album]


A trip to Jackdaws in Great Elm happened in June where the children from Eagle Class showcased songs from “The Valley of the Kings”. [View Album]

Mad May Hair

Children came to school with crazy hair styles for the day to raise funds for our school. It certainly added a little extra colour to their Maypole Dancing practice! [View Album]

Tennis Coaching

The whole school was given tennis coaching each week during the summer term which they thoroughly enjoyed in the sunshine. [View Album]

Owl Class Trip to Hauser & Wirth

Owl Class spent the day at Hauser & Wirth to take part in a workshop based around the exhibition ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’. [View Album]

Field to Food

Eagle Class were invited to visit The Royal Bath & West Showground as part of The Royal Bath & West of England Society Field to Food Learning Day. [View Album]

Residential Trip

Years 3 & 4 were accompanied by Mrs Phillips, Mrs Gilson and parent helper Mr Phelps to Black Rock Outdoors Centre for a 2 night stay for their residential at the start of the Summer term. On the first day the children took part in activities on the high rope, the second day they enjoyed Kayaking, Archery and Waterballs. The final day was spent caving and climbing at Burrington Combe. [View Album]

Church Time Capsule

Owl Class visited the church to hand over a time capsule to the church architect. The whole school had prepared the time capsule and its contents. It was placed under the eaves in the new Nave roof, the restoration of which is part of a project financed by grants applied for by Friends of Leigh Church (FOLC). Thanks to Mark Adler for the photos. [View Album]

Lee Dredge Fire Safety Talk

Lee, from the local fire station, visited to talk to the children about fire safety in their homes and discussed fire prevention with them and what action they should take in the event of a fire. Lee also bought along a First Response Vehicle and much to their delight chose some of the children to sit inside and sound the siren! [View Album]

World Book Day

World Book Day was celebrated slightly later this year as school was closed on the original date due to snow. The children dressed as a character from their favourite book and brought the book along to show the other children and to talk to them about the story during carpet time. [View Album]

FOLS Mini Egg Challenge

An amazing £246.60 was raised by the children who were each given a tube of mini eggs by FOLS before the Spring half term break and asked to fill the tube with 20 pence pieces which they earned by doing jobs around the house and for their families. [View Album]

Vaughan Grey Quarry Safety Talk

Vaughan Grey from Halecombe Quarry came into talk to the children about the local quarry and safety issues regarding it. [View Album]


Andy Hawking, who had worked with the children during the Autumn Term with a music making app which he was developing called Numbiano, brought his band Rocktopus into school for an assembly where they wrote a song with the children which the band then performed. [View Album]

Pete the Poet

Pete the Poet visited Leigh on Mendip First School and spent the day working with the children writing poems and singing songs themed around Spring and how the change in seasons made them feel. They thought about the new life that emerges and how that might sound using various instruments. [View Album]

Owl Class Nativity Play

Owl Class performed their Nativity to a packed Memorial Hall in December. The children had all worked very hard to learn their lines and the words to the songs. Well done to everyone involved! [View Album]

Christmas Meal

Both Leigh on Mendip First School and Owl Babies children and staff enjoyed a Christmas Lunch which was very kindly funded by FOLS. [View Album]

Writhlington School Sports & Music Workshop

The whole school visited Writhlington School for two mornings in November to partake of a Sports’ and Music Workshop. The music was performed by musicians from Bath Mozart Festival and they introduced instruments from the string and woodwind sections of the orchestra. [View Album]

India Day

The children in Eagle Class spent a day learning about different aspects of Indian culture. They learned about Hindu Gods and Goddesses, looked at Indian artefacts and practiced some yoga. [View Album]


In keeping with Leigh on Mendip First School tradition, all manner of ghosts and ghouls arrived at school on October 31st. The children had also enjoyed a disco before the half term break organised by FOLS to raise funds for the school. [View Album]

Andy Hawking – Numbiano

Andy Hawking came to school for a series of sessions in the second half of the Autumn Term to introduce his Numbiano app to the children. The app, which Andy has designed and developed enables children to play music using an ipad. The children performed the songs which they had been working on to parents in December. [View Album]

Woodland Education Session – Asham Woods

Both Eagle Class and Owl Class spent half a day at Asham Woods for a Woodland Education Session run by Somerset Wildlife Trust. The children took part in activities such as den-building, woodland crafts, wildlife spotting, campfire cooking, songs and stories. [View Album]

Taste The Harvest

Eagle Class were invited to take part in a Taste the Harvest morning at Green Farm, Downhead along with children from other local schools. During the visit the children learned all about how crops are grown and harvested and the foods which are made from them. The children got a chance to cook dampers on the fire and learned about wildlife on the farm. [View Album]

Ukelele Lesson

Throughout the Autumn Term Eagle Class have been having weekly ukulele lessons with Chris Large from Somerset Music Service. The ukuleles were a gift to the school from a local charity and the children have enjoyed learning to play the instrument. Chris will continue to teach the children in the Spring Term and we hope to have a performance for the children to showcase what they have learned to their parents. [View Album]

Pete The Poet

Pete The Poet visited the school for the day and worked with the children to write poems, sing songs themed around relationships and looking after each other. [View Album]