Trip to Plymouth Pavilions

July 19th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Updates - (0 Comments)

  On Monday 14th June, Years 5 and 6 travelled to Plymouth Pavilions to see ‘BBC Concert Orchestra Learn’, a program designed to introduce the orchestra to students in Cornwall and Devon. The orchestra played some pieces of music that many of the children recognised; such as the theme tune for the Simpsons, the Imperial March and the theme from ‘Merlin’.  They also played some slightly less well known pieces such as ‘Spin Round Moscow’ composed by Demitri Shostakovich and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons played on the electric guitar. All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed their trip out.  Seeing and hearing Kirstin O’Brien introduce and explain each piece was a treat for everyone. We learned a lot about the music and the instruments that the orchestra played.  Hopefully after our wonderful experience many children will start to play an instrument or practise even harder if they already play one. We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Smith for organising our trip. Pearl Bamford and Annie Westlake. (Year 5) 

St. Joseph’s Junior Netball team has ended the season on a high by successfully beating St Stephen’s School in a nail biting cup final. The team, along with their supporters, travelled to St. Stephen’s on Monday 21st June to play the last match in the knockout tournament. Both teams played extremely well with the half time score 5-5. St.Joseph’s managed to raise their game in the second half to win 9-6. The team have trained hard all year and have been well led by their team captain Amy Searle. Congratulations to the team for their well deserved success.

Team: Emma Gillard GA, Jessica Young GS, Zola Courtney-Bridgey C, Edward Clark GD, Amy Searle GK, Lisa Barton WA, Jim Luckhurst, Olivia Thornton, Lauren Bryant WA

Paper Plane Challenge
The Paper Plane Challenge was a simple and fun-filled fundraising event.

Children contributed £2 each in order to design, construct and decorate their own paper plane.

Once the planes were ready it’s “chocks away” and time to hold your very own air show.

Certificates and a range of other prizes were presented to the children in each class or group whose planes flew the furthest, and the prettiest or have the most exciting design also received a prize.

The Challenge was open to children of all ages taking part as a class, year group or with the whole school

We would like to thank all the parents for their support.

A massive thank you to all the year 4's who helped organise the event. (Mrs. Ferguson too)

Mr Newton

Duke of Edinburgh Training

April 30th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

Congratulations to Year 9 who successfully completed their Training Day for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  They endured a rather soggy day at Minions but came through relatively unscathed.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and they are all now looking forward to the real thing!

In the ISA Art Competition, Natasha Routly (Year 11) won 1st Prize in the under 16’s Textiles category. Her felted and stitched 3-d landscape incorporates a variety of techniques and is based on her own photograph. Well done Natasha!