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This section of the site is dedicated to the little people of Shiplake! We encourage children and parents to stop by and share their unique experiences of the villages.

Much of the content here has been provided by our friends at Shiplake Village Nursery and Shiplake Primary, for which we are very thankful.

Cubs bake sale fundraise


A big thank you to Mark and Carol at the village shop for allowing the cubs to host a fundraising bake sale on Saturday.

An amazing £423.07 was raised- thanks to the generosity of all those who came down.

Article created / last edited: 26 February 2020

Pebble Hunt!


Have you seen these pebbles? The children at Shiplake Village Nursery have helped paint and hide these pebbles, plus others, in Harpsden Woods. If you find one, please post a picture on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/shiplakevillagenursery/. We kindly ask that you leave the pebble where you find it so that others can join in the fun. They all have Shiplake Village Nursery written on the reverse. 

Article created / last edited: 19 October 2019

Cake Sale - Shiplake Cubs Sat 19th October!!


Article created / last edited: 19 October 2019

Village Nursery Easter Fun - Friday 29th March


Article created / last edited: 1 April 2019

Children’s Challenge - Cross Country Relay


Fresh from the success of the Exmoor Expedition, the final Children’s Challenge event for 2018 is a cross-country relay being held at the Culden Faw Estate (near Marlow) on Saturday 7th July. The format is that teams of up to 4 children select a distance (8km, 12km or 20km) and run alternate laps to complete it. All children are welcome, irrespective of speed. It is not a race but an endurance challenge. With all their friends around them, the children should have a lot of raucous fun whilst getting a real sense of satisfaction. There is a well deserved, high quality, medal for every participant. The event is free to enter for all participants and spectators. The only criteria is that each individual raises a minimum of £25 for a charity of their choice via JustGiving and then links it to a “Team" JustGiving page. On a glorious Saturday morning with good music, good coffee and free entry for all - whats not to like! For more information and to register for the event please visit www.thechildrenschallenge.com 

Article created / last edited: 9 July 2018

Shiplake Primary School Report Summer 2017


As we welcome the children back after the Easter break, I find it hard to believe that we are already moving into the Summer term.  The Summer uniform has made its reappearance – let’s hope the sunshine does too!

During our busy and very long Spring term, so many activities have taken place alongside our busy  curriculum timetable.  During March, each class  had the opportunity to take part in an activity during Henley Youth Festival week.  The Reception class travelled to Nettlebed School to take part in a ‘Blunderbus’ activity, Year 1 went to Trinity School to attend a ‘Singing with Lucy Hewes’ workshop and Year 4 took a ride to Badgemore School to take part in a ‘Solid Steel Drumming’ class.  Our school was delighted to be able to host a ‘Create ‘n’ Make’ craft morning for the children in Years 2 and 3 and the Young Shakespeare Company made a welcome return to Shiplake, performing their production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for the children to enjoy.  We were pleased to welcome Peppard School to enjoy the performance with us.   All activities were  very well received by the children (and parent helpers who had joined us!)  Some of our pupils also entered the HYF Entertain, Sing, Young Dancer and Dance competitions.  The opportunity to perform on a stage at the Kenton Theatre is something they will never forget!  Twenty eight Shiplake pupils took part in the HYF Go Kids run at Swiss Farm.  Everyone arrived full of energy and enthusiasm and were keen to have a go. The three courses were each challenging in their own way but Team Shiplake took them in their stride and were determined to put in their best effort. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the run and it was wonderful to come away with some silverware too. Year 1/2 girls and Year 1/2 boys came first as school teams - the year 3/4 boys team placed 3rd overall as a school team too. We were extremely proud of all the children who took part in the Henley Youth Festival this year and all the events were extremely well organised by the Henley Youth Festival Committee.  

Our School Parliament voted to support Comic Relief this year and held two very special events to raise money for the charity.  On Friday 17th March they organised a special cake sale for both pupils and parents and were delighted to raise over £200.  The following Friday - Red Nose Day, everybody was able to come to school wearing their own ‘home’ clothes and ‘mad’ hair – all for a donation of £1!  The overall total of £380 was raised but so much fun was had by all.  A special thank you to Mrs Capstick for helping the School politicians plan for the event.  Very well done to everybody involved!

The last week of term saw our annual ‘Decorate An Egg’ CompetitionWe had some amazing entries for the competition this year, with over 100 children taking part.   The creativity of our children never ceases to amaze me – the judges found it very difficult to choose winners and in a couple of year groups we had to award two prizes!   Our new ‘overall’ prize winners were Jack and Charlie R with their wonderful  ‘Mount Eggverist’ creation.  Congratulations to our other 9 prize winners!    All our main prize winners were given a chocolate Easter egg to enjoy during the holidays.  In addition, as all the children had put so much thought and effort into their entries this year, we have also gave a small bag of Easter sweets to all entrants as a ‘thank you and well done’.  

Katherine Page-Howie

Article created / last edited: 10 August 2017

Shiplake Primary - exciting Red Watch visit!

We were very lucky on Wednesday to have a surprise visit from Watch Commander James Harris and his wonderful fire crew ‘Red Watch’. They arrived in their fire engine to talk to the children in Key stage One about fire safety. Year Two’s visit was also linked to their history topic, The Great Fire of London. The children learnt how fire fighting equipment had changed since 1666. The children were given two pieces of homework; firstly to find out where the smoke alarms are in their houses and secondly to learn their address in case of an emergency.

Each of the classes had great fun firing the hose to see if they could knock down the cones and they were all able to climb aboard the fire engine to explore the inside too. The teaching staff had a lot of fun also trying on the kit which was incredibly heavy and rather smelly.

Article created / last edited: 13 March 2017

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