Around five hundred and fifty Year 6 primary school children enjoyed a fun filled day of activities at Richard Huish College this week as part of their annual Primary Huish Day.

The community outreach day is developed around the theme of ‘Believe In Yourself’ and aims to help young people build their confidence through participation in entertaining challenges. Activities this year included a paper dart competition, designing Greek God and Goddess flags and various sporting ventures. Pupils were supported by Huish Student Ambassadors and got to make many new friends, mixing with the children from the other schools.

This year a record 15 schools were involved, they were; North Curry CE Primary School, Parkfield Primary School, St George’s Catholic School, Bishop Henderson CE Primary School, Priorswood Primary School, Holway Park Community Primary School, North Town Primary School, St James Church School, Minerva Primary School, Staplegrove Church School, Wellsprings Primary School, West Monkton Primary School, West Buckland Primary School, Ruishton CE Primary School and Norton Fitzwarren Church School. The event was also attended by the Taunton Tigers Basketball team mascot, who was hugely popular amongst the school children.

Willmott Dixon sponsored the event allowing every child to receive a t shirt in their team’s colour that had been designed by the College specifically for the event. Entertainment was provided at lunchtime by Huish student band, Nightmare Daydreamers, who performed a set of vibrant pop music. The packed crowd of children were up dancing and cheering throughout.

Principal John Abbott commented “The Huish Primary Day was a true success and it was an excellent opportunity to showcase and share our outstanding facilities and resources to the wider community and potential students of the future.”