On Monday 11th March, Shiroma Silva from the BBC came to work with pupils, staff and governors at The Mendip School.  Ms Silva works on the BBC’s ‘Click‘ program, which looks at new developments in technology.  She wanted to find out how we are using virtual reality to support our pupils with overcoming anxiety and preparation for adulthood.

Our pupils showed Ms Silva the cafe training simulation they had been working with to prepare them for working in the cafe as part of work experience, and also talked about how virtual reality has helped them gain confidence in their abilities.  Ms Silva also spoke to Iian and Dr Nigel Newbutt (one of our new school governors who works at the University of West England) about how virtual reality is supporting the children of our school and how we plan to use it in the future.
Below are some photos of the pupil’s experience.  The show will be aired on BBC iPlayer on Saturday 30th March.

TMS Does Children In Need!

Pupils and Staff dressed up as animals for Children in Need on Friday.  As well as having a party tea, pupils helped to fill the golden mile with coins to donate, baked cakes, and took part in class games.  Here are some photos of our day.




TMS Sports Day 2018

Here are a few photo’s from yesterdays sports day.  More will be added in the future.

A big thank you to Fishing 4 Schools, Wheels for All, Shepton Mallet Tennis Club, Key Stage Coaching, Nova Sport and The Mendip Golf Club for supporting our Sports Day this year. 

Have a great Summer everyone!!







TMS Does Science Week!

From the 18th to the 22nd June, The Mendip School celebrated science with a week of learning dedicated to the subject.

We started off with a trip to We The Curious, where pupils were able to interact with all of the museum pieces, including augmented reality, a weather station, bubble creating and farm to food stands.











For the rest of the week, pupils took part in science practical activities such as:

  • field walks / bug spotting
  • chromatography
  • physical and chemical changes
  • slime making
  • using paper aeroplanes to study speed, distance and time.

There was also an opportunity to use virtual reality to look at how science can be taught in virtual environments, with pupils putting together skeletons in an anatomy lesson!
















TMS Bags another sports award!

The Mendip School go from a Bronze to a Silver School Games Award
We are delighted to announce that we, The Mendip School, have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. 
Some of sporting achievements this year include: 
A new Inclusive Playground and app to encourage daily physical activity,
Specialist group coaching sessions in Table Cricket, Fishing and Golf
Whole School Activity Days in Tightrope Walking, Roller Skating and Running 
Primary Caving Days 
Lunchtime and After School Sports Clubs 
Staff training in Primary PE, Swimming and Cricket 16 
Competitive Intra and Inter School Opportunities for all age groups across a range of sports 
Links with five local clubs and external providers 
Sports Leadership opportunities for students 
Whole School Family Fun Day 
With a total of 43 young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. 
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. 
A special thanks to: Jake Godfrey and Green Class for writing sports blogs for The School Games website over the last year
We look forward to applying again in 2019.

TMS win at the Bath and West!

Congratulations to Aqua class, who gained recognition for their floral display at the Bath and West show last weekend.  The display and winning entry will be at the front of school for the next few days if you wants to come and see!!






Residential to Goblin Combe.

Pupils from TMS took part in a residential at Goblin Combe this week.  Whilst on residential, pupils had the opportunity to learn bush craft skills, took part in go-karting and completed an assault course.  All pupils had a wonderful time and their behaviour was exemplary





Roller Disco at TMS!

On the last day of Term 4, TMS pupils got the opportunity to take part in a roller disco thanks to Shepton Get Your Skates On.  Have a look at some of our pictures below!












The Bullzini Family come to TMS!

The Fabulous Bullzini family spent two days with pupils from The Mendip School to help them complete a tightrope walking workshop.  Pupils from all classes in the school took part and everyone had a lot of fun.  It was great to see all pupils supporting each other and cheering each other on.  Below are some photos of the activities.

Thankyou to the Bullzini Family for supporting our children.  If you would like to find out more about them, click on their webpage link here.











The Golden Mile of Donations for Children in Need

Here are some photos of our challenge to fill the golden mile track with coins from our fundraising on Friday for Children in Need.  Thanks to Alex and Riley for collecting the coins, Damien for organising the activities for the day and all of the canteen staff for the great Teddy bears picnic!