On 6th of July the curtain went up at the Town Hall, on St. Joseph’s School’s production of the musical ‘Fame’. Staff and pupils put months of hard work into the production which played to sell-out audiences on both nights.
The musical tells the story of the hopes and aspirations of a group of young students at PA, a school for performing arts. This scenario gave ample opportunity for St Joseph’s pupils to show off their singing, dancing and acting skills in a production which bubbled with energy.
There were strong performances from the lead characters: Abi Logg as the actor Nick Piazza, Grace Waterhouse as actress Serena Katz, Harriet Dawson as ‘comic’ actor ‘Joe’ Vegas, Lucy Bruton as the tragic Carmen Diaz, Millie Boardman as hip hop dancer Tyrone Jackson and Grace Hocking as the strict English teacher Miss Sherman, all of whom sang and acted with great panache. There were some tremendous song and dance routines from the whole cast, every individual performing with infectious enthusiasm.
The team behind the scenes including Directors Jemma Bateman and Rosemary O’Brien, Music Producers Ashley Withey and Elisabeth Mann, Choreographers Teresa Sparrow, Jane Gardner and Sarah Watson and the Production team Tracey Ivell, Rebecca Walker and St Joseph’s pupils are to be congratulated on a highly professional production which was clearly as much fun to perform as it was to watch.
During the busy Summer Term at St Joseph’s School Mr Fanet took a group of pupils to The Barn Climbing Centre at Milton Abbot for a course in Rock Climbing. Pictured above is Year 5 pupil James Law in action. All the pupils who took part in this activity thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The Final of the North Cornwall District Cup was held on Friday 1st July at St Joseph’s School where the visitors were Launceston Community Primary School.
The final had been much anticipated as the dire winter weather had pushed the game into the summer term.
The two teams were evenly matched throughout the game with a single goal from James Law in the first half winning the match for St Joseph’s School.
The spirit within the St Joseph’s team was flawless with Alex Hellyar taking player of the match.
The entire U11 squad has grown in ability and attitude since September last year and the double achievement of winning the Cup and Division Two in their first season ever is a testament to the their endeavour.
A fantastic year of achievements was celebrated at the annual Junior Prize Giving at Launceston Town Hall at the end of the Summer Term 2011. The school welcomed parents and families and the Mayor and Mayoress of Launceston, Mr and Mrs Tremain.
The evening began with a charming music concert by the Junior Orchestra accompanied by Mr and Mrs Jones. This was followed by Year 2’s performance of Let’s Go Fly A Kite and shortly after the String Group performed Fiddle Time.
Next up the Year 6 class performed Wavin’ Flag followed by the Junior Chamber Choir performing I Can See Clearly Now.
The music concert ended with 3 songs by the whole Junior School Choir. All of the children sang and performed beautifully.
The pupils and parents were delighted when Mr Jo Absolom (Guest Speaker) known, for his acting roles in The Bill, Doc Martin, Silent Witness and many other TV shows spoke about his acting career and encouraged pupils to follow their dreams.
The evening concluded with an award ceremony where a number of pupils received prizes for their fantastic achievements throughout the school year. Mr Absolom presented the children with their awards.
Pictured above is Mr Jo Absolom presenting the Stephen Body Sports Cup For All Round Endeavour to Year 5 pupil Michael Barton.