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Tuesday 12th March 2024 - Year 5/6 DSSP Gymnastics Tournament

Some of our Year 5 and 6 children were selected to take part in a Gymnastics Tournament today at South Dartmoor Community College as part of our Dartmoor School Sports Partnership. There were 6 other schools there competing and our children did fantastically well. Each child had to learn a set routine and then perform it in front of other children and the judges. Out of the 14 children that competed from White Rock, 5 are through to the finals taking place in school virtually next Tuesday. Well done to all of our gymnasts - they were all amazing!

Monday 4th March 2023 - Year 5/6 Let's Dance Showcase

Again this year, our Year 5 and 6 Dance Club members have spent the last 6 weeks learning and practising their Moana themed dance to perform at South Dartmoor Community College as part of the Let's Dance showcase. There were a number of other primary, and two secondary, schools taking part who all shared their dances to an audience of parents and carers at two shows. Our children from White Rock were excellent ambassadors of the school and at both shows performed outstandingly. They all enjoyed the whole experience of the afternoon, where they got to rehearse on the stage in front of the other schools, watch some of their performances and do some artwork. However, I am sure that they will all agree that the best bit was performing their dance to a fantastic audience in their costumes on stage with professional lighting. 


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Wednesday 29th November 2023 - KS1 Gymnastics Festival

We hosted a KS1 Gymnastics Festival here at White Rock on Wednesday afternoon as part of our Dartmoor Schools Sports Partnership. Buntings were lucky enough to take part, along with 45 Year 1 and 2 pupils from South Brent Primary School. Our Year 6 Sports Captains were running the activities and were praised by the teachers from the other school for their excellent leadership skills. They were enthusiastic while encouraging the children to take part and demonstrating the activities accurately.

Wednesday 22nd November 2023 - KS2 Dance Festival

Twelve of our Year 3s were lucky enough to get the opportunity to attend a KS2 Dance Festival at South Dartmoor Community College this afternoon. When we arrived, we got to watch the GCSE Leaders perform the dance that they were going to teach us. We worked in different groups, with children from other schools, to learn the dance which was taught to us by the Dance Leaders. We then performed it altogether. Take a look at the pictures below of the fun we had!

Thursday 5th October - African Dance Day

We were very lucky to have two African dancers in school today to lead dance workshops with the children. The day started with a whole school assembly in which everyone was up dancing to the African drum and singing. Then Years 4 and 2 had the opportunity to work with our visitors to learn more African dances and songs. A great day was had by all.


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Wednesday 20th September 2023 - National Fitness Day

Today we celebrated National Fitness Day by taking part in a virtual dance class led by Dame Darcey Bussel and her team at DDMIX. Years 1 - 6 gathered in the hall to learn steps from different dance styles, including the Charleston and the Haka. Everyone had great fun and enjoyed being active altogether.

Wednesday 29th March - Key Stage 2 Girls Football Festival

As part of our Dartmoor School Sport Partnership, some of our Key Stage 2 girls had the opportunity to take part in a Girls Football Festival at South Dartmoor Community College. They had a great time (despite the rain) learning football skills and playing mini friendly matches against other primary schools.

Tuesday 14th March 2023 - Year 5/6 Dance Showcase - Let's Dance

The Year 5 and 6 Dance Club have spent weeks preparing for this show at South Dartmoor Community College, where a number of primary schools and secondary schools (from the Dartmoor Schools Sports Partnership) came together to showcase their dances. It was a fantastic afternoon, where the children watched the other performers and made origami hearts to decorate the entrance for when the parents arrived. The children did so well at learning the steps and then performing the dance twice - to the song Revolting Children from Matilda - on a stage with lighting and costumes. They were all amazing and performed the dance with great professionalism. A massive well done to everyone! 


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Friday 24th February 2023 - Whole school fundraising event for ShelterBox

Due to the devastating news about Turkey and Syria's multiple earthquakes, some of our incredible pupils have been compelled to fundraise and are hoping to raise enough money to buy a Shelter Box that will help support those affected by the disaster. 

As a school, we have been fundraising by having a colouring competition, non-school uniform day and a cake sale. Thank you all for your contributions!


Children's Parliament Event 15th July 2022

It is with great pride to announce that 4 children from Owls class entered the Torbay Children's parliament competition this morning and won! The topic was Climate Change and the children researched the effects climate change is having on our environment. They then suggested ways in which we could all work together to combat this global problem. The group competed against 11 other schools and they were presented with the winners trophy by Kevin Foster, the MP for Torbay. The children will now enjoy an all expenses paid trip to the Houses of Parliament! A video of the presentation will follow.

Huge congratulations to you all.

Queen's Jubilee Montage Video 2022

Queen's Jubilee Dance Video 2022

Year 6 Leavers Video's

Memories at White Rock

Year 6 Leavers - Class of 2021

Dance Video - This is Me 2

Year 6 Leavers - Class of 2021

Aspirations Video

Year 6 Leavers - Class of 2021

16.11.20 - Odd Socks Day and Antibullying Week

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White Rock Primary School were asked to carry out a very important task for this year's Antibullying week! The Antibullying Alliance and Andy and The Oddsocks asked our Year 6 children to send footage of their best, most exciting and most diverse dancing to celebrate Odd Socks Day 2020! Over 20 schools nationally were asked to take part and collectively we submitted over 750 clips! The official video can be found on Youtube but here's some extended footage that was just too good to go to waste...

Year 6 Dance video leavers 2019 - 2020

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Year 6 Old photos leavers video 2019 - 2020

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Throughout Pride Month 2020 have loved sharing lots of videos, pictures, quotes and posts which have been a celebration but also educational too! We started the month off by setting out what we wanted to promote at White Rock. We wanted to continue to move forward in equality and put a stop to discrimination which this community still face. We wanted to encourage everyone to be proud of who they are and celebrate the differences which make every single person beautiful. We teamed up with Proud2Be (a social enterprise that supports LGBTQ+ people and their families in South Devon and beyond) to launch our Pride poster competition and have now announced the winner, scroll down to see who it is, as well as some honorable mentions 

Please go to the PROUD2BE website were they have lots of information about the LGBTQ+ Community and info about Totnes Virtual Pride too: 




Congratulations to our winner of the Pride Poster Competition 2020! Rafaella incorporated creativity as well as lots of information about the LGBTQ+ community. After we told Rafaella's Mum that they had won the prize she said how proud she was of Rafaella as she had put in alot of work and had done loads of research around the subject. Rafaella then came up to school to collect her art kit PRIZE which she was so happy with! Well done again Rafaella, you should be very proud! Check out some pictures below of her amazing poster and her collecting her prize! 


Miss Bowen and Miss Clayton were so impressed with all of the Pride Posters that were sent in that they wanted to share some honorable mentions with you. Take a look below to see some fantastic posters for Pride 2020. We will put up these posters around the school as well as our winners poster. Good job everyone.


Rueben Cook

 We loved Rueben's striking poster! His eye catching creativity and his wording certainly pulled at our heart strings! "The only important thing is to love and to be loved", well said! This was certainly an honorable mention! 







Eva Smith

 Eva chose beautiful bright colours and also added some brilliant words around the LGBTQ+ Community, such as equality, dignity, self-affirmation and more. Well done Eva for incorporating everything pride stands for. 




Eva Bissett

 We could really tell that Eva put alot of work into this poster, including lots of facts about the LGBTQ+ Community and the history of Pride. She also included all the different flags for LGBTQ+! We really appreciate the effort that went into this poster.  





Leo Edwards-Dart

We loved this witty poster that Leo made for Pride, instead of using the famous Lego catchphrase 'everything is awesome' he cleverly changed it to 'everyone is awesome!' And we couldn't agree more! We also loved all of the little Lego couples dotted around the poster. Very punny leo! 







Ellie Holderness

Looks like Ellie couldn't just make one poster, she had to make 9! Wow Ellie, this must of taken alot of time and effort. Ellie also included lots of values that the LGBTQ+ Community hold such as 'don't ever let anyone try to dim your colours'. Well said Ellie! 




Lois Greaves

What a bright and colourful Pride poster! We loved the use of paint and colours to create this rainbow explosion. It looks fantastic, what a good job Lois! 











Savannah Smerdon

Look at this rainbow collage that Savannah made! We love the creativity of this poster and think that it will certainly stand out at school. Well done.

Don't worry be happy...

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As you know we have been working on a little something for the children at White Rock. Something that can hopefully bring a little peace and a smile to their faces amongst all this worrying and uncertainty at the moment. So sit back and enjoy the video!

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