Year 1 have been designing and creating their own paper mache hot air balloons with Mrs Hawke. Today they have started to paint and bring their designs to life. The hot air balloons are looking fantastic. We look forward to seeing the finished results!
This week we have been hosting two German teachers, Julian Vieth and Stephen Robinson, from the Gesamtschule Buren, our new partner school in the north rhine-westphalia area of Germany. They had a fantastic time meeting our students and staff, visiting lessons and the local area and were very positive about everything they saw. Our MFL department have already started planning joint projects and the possibility of a visit – some really exciting opportunities for our German classes coming up!
On Thursday 20th June we held our annual Senior Private Pupil Concert in the School Hall. There were 32 musical items for the lovely audience to enjoy and we were chuffed to see performers from Year 7 right up to Year 11 getting involved. Well done everybody, it was a fantastic evening 🎼
On Wednesday 20th June 12 St Joseph’s School pupils travelled to Birmingham to participate in the highly prestigious ISA National Athletics competition, having recently qualified via their successful performances at the ISA South West event.
It was wonderful to see the strength of St Joseph’s representation, and huge congratulations to Ella Shaw, Louisa Smith, Jack Woods, Thomas Harris, Daniella Stevens, Alice Amankwah, Florence Scard-Morgan, Pippi Harris, Kellen Lincoln, Harrison Shaw, Jude Bunyard and Josh Thomas who all represented the school so well both with their fantastic performances and attitudes.
A special mention must go to Year 5 pupil Jude Bunyard who ran in the 4x100m relay where he was selected to represent the South West team with 3 other members from our area. They finished second, winning a silver medal. Well done Jude, you did brilliantly!
Finally congratulations to Year 10 pupil Ella Henry-Brock who became National Champion, winning the Shot putt at the competition. She achieved further glory when winning a silver medal in the high jump. Amazing work Ella!
To further enrich our Transport topic, the Year 1 class enjoyed a fantastic morning at Castle Motors and Castle Air. We explored the exciting cars in the showroom and found out what goes on behind the scenes in the workshops. Everyone enjoyed playing pilots and passengers in a real helicopter! Many thanks to Mr Dean Flood for making us so welcome 🚁