PEMBROKE Dock Community School has had a busy time recently, with fundraising, awards, sports success, and even a performance of a Shakespeare classic.

The pupils raised a huge £745 for Children In Need last month. Activities included dressing up as Pudsey, a bake sale and the annual PDCS Bake off, which received record entries this year.

Pupil Freddi received an award recently at County Hall for being an exceptional learner. The school is very proud of him and his achievements.

There was plenty of sporting success at the school.

The girls football team narrowly missed out on qualifying for the knockout rounds of their football festival, despite remaining unbeaten. After winning three fixtures and drawing one, qualification seemed certain. Goal difference however, cruelly dashed any hopes of going further.

In other sports news, pupils went to the Urdd Netball Tournament at Pembroke Leisure Centre. The team won one fixture and were defeated in the other three. They all had a brilliant time and despite some of the defeats, never dropped their heads, and played with smiles on their faces.

There was also drama with a Shakespearian classic.

The cast of 'The Tempest' performed to a sold-out audience at the Torch Theatre recently. The performance was a culmination of months of work by the Year 6 pupils, led by SSF Director, Mr Phillips. The performance received a standing ovation with particular praise given to lead cast member Nieve McNally for her portrayal of Prospero, which was recognised as excellent. The cast then performed to parents in the school hall and again, put on a magnificent performance which showcased the creative talents of the school.