Congratulations to Evie Fairman from St Joseph’s School who has been selected to carry the Olympic Torch through Bodmin on the 19th May 2012. Evie was nominated because of the work she does with the national heart charity Little Hearts Matter; namely mentoring its younger child members to help them cope with living with a serious heart condition, as well as organising networking events for member families based in the South West to have some fun together as well as have the chance to discuss the shared problems and issues they deal with daily.

Little Hearts Matter offers support and information, and raises awareness of those affected when a child has only half a heart, due to conditions such as Complex Pulmonary Atresia, Tricuspid Atresia, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) or Double Inlet or Outlet Ventricle. Evie was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a condition which affects around 400 babies born each year. Evie is pictured above.

 

Harvest Festival

October 9th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

 

Keith Roberts with St Joseph's pupil Charlotte Farrington

 

On  7th October 2011 the junior children at St Josephs School held their annual harvest festival assembly. The children performed a selection of songs and poems on a harvest theme and looked at how harvest is celebrated in the five different continents of the world. The assembly was enjoyed very much by the large gathering of parents who attended and they were treated to refreshments afterwards. The guest speaker was Mr Keith Roberts of the newly formed Launceston Food Bank and after the service he was presented with a fantastic 90kg of food that was donated by the children. He is seen here in front of the display with Charlotte Farrington, the Junior School’s charity prefect.

GCSE Art & Textiles Trip

September 26th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

On Monday 19th September the Year 10 GCSE Art and Textile group from St Joseph’s School explored Tate St Ives.

One of the Year 10 pupils said ‘We had a great time exploring the work in the gallery and especially getting static hair in the room full of balloons! After exploring the galleries we discussed the works we most liked and disliked and made drawings and notes in our sketchbooks. After a quick lunch and photo call, we headed off through the narrow streets of the town to Barbara Hepworth’s amazing little studio and gardens. It was lovely being able to sit in the garden and draw her incredible bronze and stone sculptures. Some were huge! Thank you Mrs Green for organising such a fun day out!’

 Photo – left to right

Rosie Bright, Maisie Webber, Alice Wilson, Megan Abbot, Tilly Spence, Sophie Jarvis, Holly Fanshawe, Georgia Harding, Emily Langton, Hannah Wormald, Jasmine Hardy, Beth Benyon.

Year 11 Leavers Ball

August 10th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

St Joseph's Year 11 Leavers Ball

Trip to Plymouth Pavilions

August 9th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

On Tuesday 28th June Years 5 and 6 went to Plymouth Pavilions to listen to the BBC Concert Orchestra. The concert was called MusicMix and featured the full 60-piece orchestra. We listened to orchestral music from Haydn and Brahms as well as popular TV and film music including Doctor Who and The Incredibles. Towards the end of the concert everyone in the audience sang ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ accompanied by the orchestra. We all had a great time and it was a wonderful opportunity to participate in a live orchestral event.