In January, Year 4 took part in a competition with National Geographic Kids. They had been told about the competition by Year 4 pupil Eva.

The children wrote about how they had prepared for and participated in the Big Garden Bird Watch 2019.

Last week they had the very lovely news telling the children that they had won the prize from National Geographic Kids!

The prize was an ultra hi-res wireless nestbox camera system with nest box, five RSPB Children’s binoculars, an RSPB What’s that Bird book and two bumper bird food gift box with feeders.

Well done Eva and Year 4!

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!

Camp Kernow!

May 14th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)
Years 5 and 6 are currently spending 3 days at Camp Kernow which is an off-grid environmental adventure centre near Truro. It harnesses renewable energy and employs sustainable technologies, including composting toilets, reed-beds, solar powered water and biomass-fuelled showers. The camp brings green education to life, enabling children to understand and experience a new way of living in balance with nature.
During their stay, Years 5 and 6 are taking part in a packed programme of exciting, challenging and unforgettable experiences including wild food foraging, technical tree climbing and bat detecting!
They have had a brilliant time so far!

Music For A Summer Evening

May 13th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | Music | News - (0 Comments)

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.

Ten Tors 2019

May 13th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

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.