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.

Sell out production of FAME

July 12th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

On 6th of July the curtain went up at the Town Hall, on St. Joseph’s School’s production of the musical ‘Fame’.  Staff and pupils put months of hard work into the production which played to sell-out audiences on both nights.

The musical tells the story of the hopes and aspirations of a group of young students at PA, a school for performing arts.  This scenario gave ample opportunity for St Joseph’s pupils to show off their singing, dancing and acting skills in a production which bubbled with energy.

There were strong performances from the lead characters:  Abi Logg as the actor Nick Piazza, Grace Waterhouse as actress Serena Katz, Harriet Dawson as ‘comic’ actor ‘Joe’ Vegas, Lucy Bruton as the tragic Carmen Diaz, Millie Boardman as hip hop dancer Tyrone Jackson and Grace Hocking as the strict English teacher Miss Sherman, all of whom sang and acted with great panache.  There were some tremendous song and dance routines from the whole cast, every individual performing  with  infectious enthusiasm.

The team behind the scenes including Directors Jemma Bateman and Rosemary O’Brien, Music Producers Ashley Withey and Elisabeth Mann, Choreographers Teresa Sparrow, Jane Gardner and Sarah Watson and the Production team Tracey Ivell, Rebecca Walker and St Joseph’s pupils are to be congratulated on a highly professional production which was clearly as much fun to perform as it was to watch.