Holly Whale

February 4th, 2014 | Posted by Lindsay Barton in Gallery | Music | News - (0 Comments)

Holly year 7  started playing the tenor horn at the tender age of 6 and by 9 she had reached grade 3. Soon after that Holly moved onto the Euphonium and moved from the Launceston junior’s band to the senior brass band. Shortly before her 10th birthday Holly auditioned and gained a place in the Cornwall Youth Brass Band. Soon after she also auditioned twice for the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain, passing both times but unfortunately no place on the course was offered. In 2012 Launceston Town Band played at the National Brass Band Championships with Holly being their youngest member.  Camborne Youth Brass Band made an offer for Holly to join them and after much thought she accepted.

August 2013 saw Holly audition for the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain and third time lucky was awarded a place on the course. An absolutely outstanding achievement!

Currently Holly plays Euphonium for Camborne Youth Brass Band, Cornwall Youth Brass Band, Devon County Youth Brass Band, the National Children’s Band of Great Britain and of course St Joseph’s School Brass Band. Holly also plays the Trombone for St Joseph’s School orchestra and Camelford Town Band and Bude Metric Brass.

Other instruments Holly enjoys are Recorder, Violin and Flute. She is a member of St Joseph’s School choir, takes music theory and is currently teaching herself bass guitar at home.

One of the many things Holly is looking forward to in 2014 is playing with the Camborne Youth Brass Band at the Menin Gate as part of this year’s World War 1 commemorations.

 

Year 7 pupil Molly Barton became ISA 50m Freestyle National Champion 2014 on Saturday 1st February after competing in the swimming finals at Coventry. Along with her Gold medal, Molly also came away with a Silver Medal in the 50m Backstroke, and 3 Bronze medals for the U13 50m Individual Medley and Freestyle Relay’s and U16 Freestyle Relay.

Pictured also are our pupils who also swam in the finals: Emma Rivers, Connor Sleeman, Molly Barton, Samuel Mills-Shute, Ava McDiarmid-Hall and Jessica Young.
St Joseph’s School came away with a total of 14 medals, a great achievement!

U13 Netball Team

January 30th, 2014 | Posted by Lindsay Barton in Gallery | Sports - (0 Comments)

Pictured are St Joseph’s School U13 Netball team at the SW ISA Netball tournament on January 29th 2014.  The girls won all their matches finishing in 1st place. They will now compete at the National Finals being held at Princethorpe College on March 20th. Good Luck!

Prep School Netball Team

January 30th, 2014 | Posted by Lindsay Barton in Gallery | Sports - (0 Comments)

Pictured are St Joseph’s School U11 Netball team who came 7th in the SW ISA Netball Tournament 2014

 

ISA Cross Country January 2014

January 30th, 2014 | Posted by Lindsay Barton in Gallery | Sports - (0 Comments)

The ISA SW Cross Country took place at Hatheropcastle School in January 2014. 15 pupils came in the top 10 securing a place at the ISA National Championship Final to be held at Princethorpe College on March 1st. Well done to all for taking part and good luck to the runners who have made it to the finals.