Last week Year 6 took part in 2 workshops at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum in Bodmin last week: Trench Warfare and The Mystery Suitcase. They went into a trench, carried wooden guns, wore uniforms and handled a range of artefacts from WW1. They also took part in a military style team build exercise where they had to work as a team to tie knots and complete a challenge. Finally we all explored the rest of the museum. A great day out and everyone’s keen to return with their Year’s Admission passes that they were given on the day!
Last Friday, schools around the nation raised money for Children In Need. St Joseph’s school decided to take on the feat of collectively achieving the distance of Cornwall’s coast which is a massive 483 km. Throughout the day all students from Reception Class right through to Year 11 used the rowing machines, treadmills and bikes to reach the target. The Junior School pupils collectively swam 27 km during their swimming session, giving the rest of the school a great kick-start to the challenge. With great efforts and red faces we managed to swim, cycle, run and row a victorious 531km (330 miles) and raise over £280! Well done to everyone who participated and thank you to all who donated.
Ellie Tucker – Marketing Prefect
With this term’s school charity chosen to be East Cornwall Search and Rescue, pupils at St Joseph’s were excited to be part of a whole school assembly where the important work of this important local charity was explained.
Volunteers Jenny and Simon showed short films and talked the children through a variety of rescue scenarios, from helping locate individuals who are lost through rescues in water, at height and even saving livestock. It was interesting to see the range of rescues the team were equipped to perform, and the vital role that play as they work in conjunction with the emergency services, the Cornwall Air Ambulance and other voluntary organisations.
While Jenny and Simon were great in bringing East Cornwall Search and Rescue to the children, it was Maisie the dog who stole the show. A key member of the team, as well as a much loved family pet, Maisie impressed all who saw her expertly track one Year 8 pupil in an amazing demonstration of her remarkable sense of smell. A big thank you to Jenny, Simon and Maisie for their assembly – we are now looking forward to being joined by members of the team for the St Joseph’s Christmas Fayre on the 23rd of November.