The children’s brilliant designs are on display in the Gateway to the World corridor at school.

Making hats as part of their project, Bridport Primary School Reception pupils focused on a festival very close to home with the Bridport Hat Festival taking centre stage. Accompanied with their teachers, they took a welly walk to Snook’s in town to find out more about their hats. We are pleased to report that they were extremely polite and well behaved and were shown the very extensive hattedness of Snook’s emporium, to assist them in their creativity.

In return, we were invited to visit the school to inspect their work; and on Friday two of our committee members were shown the school’s Gateway to the World.

We were greeted by headteacher Debbie Brown who explained that “One of our school values is DIVERSITY and this week we collaborated across the school to explore festivals around the world and those that are also celebrated here in the UK. With a hugely creative flavour the week allowed all of us to reflect on our Fundamental British Values, our brilliant differences and the view we have of others in our world community.

The Hat Festival collage with some youthful milliners and headteacher Debbie Brown assisting!

Weeks like this allow us to come together as a whole school community and celebrate the talent, unique qualities and diversity of our school and remind us all what a fabulous world we live in and what school life is all about! We welcomed hundreds of families to the open afternoon to end the week. Families sampled food cooked by pupils, experienced the live music and took in the stunning displays on show”.