Maths STEM day

January 15th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Tuesday saw Our Year 8 students, as well as a team of 6 Year 7 students, take part in the Faraday challenge day run by the Institute of Engineering Technology.

Students were in 6 teams for the day and had to tackle an Engineering problem set by Airbus. They took the problem from initial design to producing a working prototype, analysing and making changes to improve their design and finally giving a presentation evaluating the successes of their projects and areas for further improvement.

Everyone worked extremely well throughout. Miss McLean was pleased to see everyone having a role within individual teams and everyone contributing to the presentations at the end of the day. This was a tough challenge where students faced accepting failure as a key part of engineering solutions to real life problems. Everyone rose to that challenge and there was a competitive atmosphere throughout.

After a tough fought competition, Thomas, Phoebe, Melissa, Jack and Eddie were the winning team. Well done to all students for being such fantastic ambassadors of St Joseph’s and for being excellent engineers!

Ten Tors Training continues!

December 10th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

The Ten Tors training team went to the north part of Dartmoor for their 3rd outing this Autumn. As you can see from the pictures, the Okehampton area has many challenging hills and tors to climb. All pupils did very well in warmer, but windy and misty conditions. Their navigation is improving well, particularly with the help of ex-pupil Max Darwall who came out to help. The picture below shows the team walking up Steeperton Tor. Thank you to Mr Brown, Miss Hemingway and Neil Wraith for giving up their time to help.

East Cornwall Bach Choir

December 4th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

On Saturday 14th December, 3 of our wonderful singers will be singing at Bodmin Church to support the East Cornwall Bach Choir’s performance of St Nicolas by Benjamin Britten.  Joshua will be singing the part of the young boy, and Hollie and Tabatha will be joining him with the part of “pickled boys” in the same movement.  We wish them all of the best for their performance.  If anyone would like to purchase tickets, please click on the following link:  https://www.ents24.com/bodmin-events/st-petrocs-church-1/east-cornwall-bach-choir/5863273

Sharing Christmas with Germany

December 4th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

Our German classes have been writing Christmas cards to send to their German partner students. They are also preparing a Christmas parcel to send over, full of British Christmas traditions, including Christmas crackers, a wonderful hand decorated Santa plate, decorations and a chocolate orange!

Today our Pre-Prep children are spending the day at Lanhydrock House to find out about a Victorian Christmas. Here they are arriving this morning in the winter sunshine! Have a great day Reception, Year 1 and Year 2!