Eight year old Florence Scard-Morgan, a Year 4 pupil at St Joseph’s School in Launceston, has won £500 for her school in a national competition, by demonstrating her knowledge of the importance of getting your ‘5-A-Day’.

Florence, together with her classmates, was invited to enter the ‘Eat Healthy, Live Healthy’ competition, a national initiative run by JDP, a leading building industry stockist, which has a local branch in Launceston.

The competition focused on healthy living; promoting the benefits to the youngsters who took part of a good diet and getting their ‘five-a-day’, as well as exercise and physical wellbeing in boosting confidence and having a positive outlook. The children’s task set by JDP was to design or make a plate of ‘fake’ food which they thought best represented a balanced meal and could help to achieve their 5-A-Day target.

Jim Brown, JDP Regional Manager, comments: “Fruit and vegetables are an important part of a balanced diet, which provide minerals, vitamins and fibres and help to maintain a healthy weight and heart. We wanted to work with schools through this year’s competition to promote the 5-A-Day message in a fun but informative way, and give some handy hints and tips to get them eating a wide variety of fresh fruit and veg without having to give up the things they love too!

“It’s been interesting to see the different takes on the 5-A-Day plates from children across the country, and the variety of materials used, including plasticine, clay, paint and crayons, to create the plate designs. They were all really creative with the task, and produced some colourful results, but the judges thought that Florence’s design stood out in particular for meeting the brief and also its colour and style.”

Her healthy plate design was selected as the overall winner of the South West of England & Wales heat of the competition and the £500 was awarded to contribute to an environmental project within school. Florence was also presented with a £20 gift voucher.

The standard of the school’s entries was so high, that classmates Sapphire Bhatti (age 9) and Phoebe Scott (age 8) were also presented with special prizes for their imaginative and eye catching designs.

Junior Head, Mrs Sue Marks at St Joseph’s School said: “This was a great way to teach the children about the importance of a healthy diet. They really enjoyed working on the topic and we are all proud of Florence, Sapphire and Phoebe’s achievements.”


Congratulations to St Joseph’s School pupils Jamie Barton and Christopher Turner who staged a late but well earned triumph in the English Golf Junior Champion Club qualifier. The event was held at their home course, Launceston and their victory means that they will represent Cornwall in the English Golf National finals taking place at Frilford Heath Golf Course in Oxfordshire in August this year.

Jamie and Christopher both returned 31 points and together with Josh Murray-Dustan’s 41 gave the club a team aggregate total of 103 which beat Truro into second place on 101.

In what were glorious spring conditions, 38 juniors from across the county competed in the event on a course in good early season condition. Cornwall Golf Union Junior Section President Phil Linaker welcomed those competing and thanked Launceston GC for their hospitality, the condition of the course, and their ongoing support of the Union. On behalf of the winners a clearly amazed Jamie Barton expressed thanks to the club and organisers and particularly his team mates.



Many congratulations to the Junior Chamber Choir who won their section at the Wadebridge Music Festival 2015 for the third time in four years and became the first school to win two years running in the history of the competition. They triumphed with their performances of “Crash Bang Wallop” from the musical Half a Sixpence, and “I dreamed a dream” from Les Miserables under the expert guidance of Mrs Nicki Smith Director of Music for the Junior School and accompanied by Mrs Sharon Thorns on the piano. We are all proud of them. Is a hat-trick on the cards in 2016?

Junior Choir - WADEBRIDGE WINNERS 2015 2


National Music Success

February 4th, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Music | Results - (0 Comments)

Congratulations to St Joseph’s pupils Torin Gillies (Y11) and both Cathryn and Charlotte Nuta (Year 8) for successfully auditioning for National Youth Music Groups.

Torin has been awarded a place in the Senior Choir section of the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. The NCCGB Senior Choir is for boys with changed voices and girls aged 15+, who meet twice a year for residential courses.  The group works as an SATB choir and also separately as Girls’ and Boys’ choirs, studying repertoire from madrigals to modern. Torin is currently working towards his Grade 7 singing exam.

Cathryn and Charlotte Nuta have both been awarded places in the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain. The National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain came into being in 2004 for the most gifted and talented children in the country aged between 8 and 14 years who play a brass instrument. Cathryn plays the Tenor Horn and is working towards her Grade 7.   Charlotte plays the Cornet and is working towards her Grade 6. Both girls will be joining Holly Whale (also in Year 8), who also plays Euphonium in the NCBBGB.

Very well done to you all!


22 National Finalists

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News | Results | Sports - (0 Comments)

On Wednesday 21st January 34 St Joseph’s pupils travelled to Haldon Forest, Exeter to take part in the ISA regional cross country trials. The top ten of each age group qualify for the national finals taking place in Rugby in February.

It was a very cold day but the pupils did extremely well and were still smiling at the end of their races.

22 St Joseph’s School pupils gained top ten positions meaning they will represent the ISA South West Team next month at the national finals.

A special mention to the following pupils who gained top 3 positions, William Heard(2nd), Michael Barton(1st), Lulu Howells (3rd), Samuel Mills-Shute (3rd), Emma Shaw (1st) and Elysia Endacott (2nd).

Congratulations to all pupils and good luck to the 22 finalists.