On Thursday 14th June 2012 Grandparents were welcomed to St Joseph’s School for a tour followed by a Cornish Cream Tea with their Grandchildren.
St Joseph’s School presents, for one night only, “An Evening with Dickens” to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great author, Charles Dickens. The evening features four playlets, adapted from his most famous novels: Nicholas Nickleby; Dombey & Son; Great Expectations and, of course, Oliver Twist. You will be guided through the streets of the capital city where you will meet, from the dregs of society, such characters as the cunning, scheming Fagin, the sneaky pickpocket, The Artful Dodger and ‘Good’ Mrs Brown. Taking you further afield to the marshes of Kent, you will encounter the strangest woman you have ever seen- the recluse, Miss Havisham, and the rather unfortunate Pip. Moving on to the wilds of Yorkshire, you will visit the despicable Mr and Mrs Squeers and the poor unfortunate boys left at their mercy in Dotheboys Hall.
Interlaced with the drama, you will also experience entertainment typical of the Victorian era to include music hall sing-a-longs, street dancing Victorian urchin style and be invited to visit the ‘Victorian Gentleman’s Club’ where you will be able to eat and sup your fill.
Tickets for this event are selling fast, so if you fancy a little culture mixed with some unrestrained good old-fashioned singing, don’t delay: it is for one night only!
Friday 29th June at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726879500 or visiting www.crbo.co.uk or by contacting the school on 01566 772580. Adults £6.00 per ticket, Concessions £5.00
The Royal Cornwall Show was a great success for St Joseph’s School this year; in spite of the weather which conspired against everyone, with most pitches unable to fully open on day one!
St Joseph’s stand was constantly busy talking to current, new and prospective parents. We were also visited by David White from BBC Radio Cornwall where Mrs Rowe, Head Teacher appeared live on the Radio on Friday morning.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the hampers which were kindly donated by Waitrose in Holsworthy and Granny Wobbly’s Fudge Pantry in Wadebridge:
Waitrose Hamper – Mrs Scard-Morgan
Granny Wobbly’s Hamper – Mrs Pringle
We had over 250 people enter the prize draw.
We also had an Art competition (design a t-shirt for the St Joseph’s School bear) and Mrs Green (Head of Art) will be announcing the winners very soon.
The Year 7’s kit car drew much interest from children and adults alike and we are looking forward to seeing it in action on June 20th at Newquay airfield.
Thank you to all who visited us at the show this year, we hope to see you again soon.
Lastly a huge thank you to the team of staff, Governors, pupils and parents who helped at the show.
Pictures of the show can be found below.