Ten Tors Training

November 19th, 2018 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News | Sports - (0 Comments)

On Saturday 10th November Ten Tors training for the challenge in May 2019 commenced. Thirteen pupils from Year 9 and 10 walked around 10 miles across a very wet Dartmoor! All pupils did very well in the testing conditions. Thank you to Year 11 pupils Max Darwall and Joe Allen for helping on the walk.

Congratulations to Year 7 pupil Ella Shaw who yesterday competed for St Joseph’s at the Millfield School Biathlon. The competition was tough but Ella excelled. She did particularly well in the run and finished in 2nd place overall. Ella is now looking forward to competing this weekend at the British Championships in Leeds. Well done Ella and good luck!🥈

Cross Country for Junior Pupils

November 6th, 2018 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News | Sports - (0 Comments)
Congratulations to the 12 Junior School pupils who ran during their half term in the first Duchy College Cross Country League Race of the season.
Year 5 and 6 race
Sophie Renfree 16 (1st girl)
Shannon Uglow
Freya Bailey
Indy Worth
Year 3 and 4 race
Harrison Shaw (1st boy)
Lowenna Harris
Isobel Willingham
Teagan Perry
Demelza Hallett
Oliver Uglow
Rhys Leeson
Henry Cox
Well done to you all.

Well done to the Junior boys’ rugby team who represented St Joseph’s at St Christopher’s on Thursday 18th October. The team were victorious against both St Christopher’s A and B teams, as well as drawing against Polwhele 7-7. The results left St Joseph’s top of the group, winning the tournament. Well done boys 👏

It was fantastic to see two former St Joseph’s Head Pupils side by side in the waves recently as they taught surf skills to current St Joseph’s pupil Max Green. While Celyn Ensell-Bowen was Head Boy from 2015-2016, Beth Leighfield was Head Girl in 2014-2015 and it is very apparent that neither has lost the skills of empathy, communication and leadership that made them ideal choices for their prestigious positions as Heads of School.

Over the course of the summer holidays, both pupils have taken time out from their studies to coach surfing on the renowned Bude beaches. Mrs Green, mother to Max and current St Joseph’s parent as well as Head of Art, said that “It was rather special (to see them) as they are both previous Head Pupils and just thoroughly great role models.”

Beth is no stranger to the waves having twice been Under 18 Girls British Longboard Champion, as well as coming 4th in the Under 18 mixed English Nationals. Her love of the waves has even affected her place of study: she has transferred from St Andrews University to Exeter University’s Penryn campus in order to be closer to the best waves. Celyn’s love of the sea is evident too, as he is starting a Marine Photography degree at Falmouth University in the Autumn of 2018.

Both Beth and Celyn have worked all summer sharing their skills with the children of Bude and teaching countless holiday makers how to surf. Mr Oliver Scott, St Joseph’s Headmaster, said “It is always a pleasure to hear how well our Alumni conduct themselves. Beth and Celyn were a pleasure to teach, and I am delighted to hear of their current successes. They are a credit to themselves, and really demonstrate the values we speak of here at St Joseph’s. Well done to them both.”