The summer individual concert season began with the ever-popular Music for a Summer Evening, in which our most experienced soloists had a chance to perform to an appreciative audience. Highlights as ever, were performances of the Y11 GCSE compositions, and this year was no exception – many of the compositions would not look out of place in an A level examination. Well done to Lorna Marshall, Flo Pillman, Alice Nicholson, Harriet Dawson and Naomi Gillies for your wonderful pieces! As always, there were some stunning performances from individuals, and £180 was raised towards the new piano fund, which stands (through our fundraising efforts and your generous donations) at around £3,500. We look forward to seeing you at our Year 7 and 8 concert, followed by our Year 9 – 11 concert which is on Thursday, 14th June.
On Thursday the children in Y6 had the opportunity to drive a kit car that had been built by Mr Turner and the children in years 7 & 8. The car is going to take part in a competition in June at Newquay Airport against other kit cars built and driven by students of the same age. There will be a number of challenges including a straight drag race and slalom course. The children in Year 6 will soon be having a drive off challenge against one another in order to select the final drivers for the competition. Mr Turner said how pleased he was with the effort and enthusiasm of the children and that they car had successfully completed its first trial run.
On 23rd March seventeen pupils entered the Landrake cross country event, one of the most gruelling races in the County. You go through farmers’ fields, woodland and battle through a salt marsh over a three mile course. The day was beautiful, the course mainly dry and the sun shining.
All the runners set a good pace and were not phased by competing against 500 people. Of our seventeen all completed the course. The best results of the day were Michael Barton gaining the bronze position. Lulu finished 7th and Molly 8th in the girls’ competition.
Well done to Michael Barton, Alex Hellyar, Harvey Fry, Indie Douglas, Max Wilkerson-Hunt, Samuel Mills, Archie Sparrow, Luke Smith, William Heard, Bruno Hargadon, Lulu Howells, Molly Barton, Tilly Cartwright, Catherine Nuta, Charlotte Nuta, Hattie Loe, Persephone Sparrow, Mrs Watson and Mr Marsh for completing the course. Thank you to all the parents who assisted with transport and supported the children.
The highlight of the netball season has to be the netball tour to PGL Liddington. Fourteen pupils had a weekend away playing netball against teams from all around the country including Roundwood, Ruislip, Sibford, Taunton and Chumleigh. All the pupils had a great time, they abseiled, went on the vertical challenge, swung on the giant swing and had a history lesson while doing archery. Yes, Mrs White did kill a Norman with her arrow – although no one was actually hurt. Above all the squads played fantastic netball with the Yr 11 finishing 3rd in the Cup competition and the Yr 9/10 finishing 2nd in the Plate competition.
The pupils and staff involved where Laura Champ, Sophie Webber, Beth Matthews, Charlotte Parnall, , Harriet Dawson, Amy Meeson, Kate Marks, Lizzie Maunder, Maddy Benyon, Rosalie Endacott, Lisa Barton, Tory Sleep, Emma Gillard, Millie Boardman, Mrs White and Mrs Gardner. Well done and it was great FUN!!
St Joseph’s School went the extra mile on Tuesday 20th March for Sport Relief. In total 210 pupils, 30 members of staff and 30 parents took part in the Sport Relief Mile at St Joseph’s School.
The junior school went first with children from 3 to 11 years completing 8 laps of the school field to complete their mile. The children were enjoying themselves so much many of them managed a few extra laps!
The senior school Sport Relief Mile took place around the new cross country course, Mrs Rowe (Head Teacher) was among the first to cross the river (pictured below) and complete her mile for Sport Relief.
St Joseph’s School has raised over £300 for Sport Relief this year. Thanks must go to all parents, staff and pupils who have participated in the mile and made the event a success.
For more information on Sport Relief please visit www.sportrelief.com