Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 had an amazing time at the Eden Project yesterday. The morning was spent learning about seeds during a fantastic workshop where we explored lots of different seeds, dissected a seed, learned about the things that seeds need and how they grow, planted flowers to take back to school, pretended to be mini-beasts and played a growing game. After a picnic lunch we spent the afternoon enjoying the tropical biome. What a lovely sunny day out!
On Thursday 9th May our Senior School musicians took part in our “Music for a Summer Evening” concert. The Girls’ Chamber Choir began the evening with a performance of a piece called “Alleluia” in Ghanaian. The Wind Band and the Boys’ Choir both performed two new pieces that they had studied this term. Some soloists had been asked to perform some pieces to punctuate the evening, and they did especially well. The Canzonetta Choir concluded the evening with a performance of “Shake It Out” which was a choral arrangement of the popular song by Florence and the Machine. A huge well done to our outstanding musicians. Over £200 was raised on the evening for the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
An amazing finish for the St Joseph’s Ten Tors team who have arrived at Okehampton Camp at 9.22am yesterday morning. Well done Chloe, Arlen, Kellen, James, Pippi and Robin. We are very proud of you all! The team managed to reach their 8th check point on Saturday evening which meant they only had two tors to complete on Sunday.
More details to follow soon.
The much anticipated annual St Joseph’s School Sports day for Years 3 to 10 took place on Tuesday 30th April at the impressive venue of Exeter Arena – one of the highlights of the school year. All pupils from years 3-10 travelled in order to take part and represent their Houses and to gain valuable points as they competed to lift the House trophy.
In an exciting addition for 2019, the PE department introduced the ‘Spartan Challenge’ which allowed pupils to double their points if they really challenged themselves: a total of 12 pupils took part in the Spartan challenge in the Senior School, in which each child needed to complete 8 events were including a mixture of track and field disciplines.
Staff were very impressed with the high participation levels across all events and believe the number of pupils taking part were the highest they had seen for both Junior and Senior students.
An amazing 24 new school records were set across Junior and Senior events in both track and field, and 2 previous records were matched. Points were awarded purely for participation and the two houses with the most participation points were St Dominic’s in the Junior school and Trerice in the Senior School. The overall winners are the house with the most participation points and points awarded for position in events combined.
Congratulations to Cothele and St Catherine’s who were the overall winning houses of 2019.
A huge thank you to all spectators who contributed to the supportive atmosphere on the day.