Ten Tors 2020

January 30th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Last night during Outdoor Ed Club it was great to see the Ten Tors pupils planning their route for their next training walkΒ πŸ‘
We look forward to following their journey as they prepare to take on Ten Tors from 1st to 3rd May 2020.


Careers talk for Year 11

January 30th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

As part of our careers program, Mrs Woods came in to speak to Year 11 this week about careers in Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. Did you know there is a shortage of pharmacists in the South West? Thank you very much to Mrs Woods for this interesting talk.

If you would like to come in and speak to students about your career, please do contact Mrs Toulouse. teresa.toulouse@stjosephscornwall.co.uk

Computer Club

January 30th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

During Computing Club on Wednesdays, the students have been attempting to write code to get their Bit:bots moving! Well done to Jack who has successfully got his Bit:bot fully under control!

Students can work on all kinds of computing activities, from Coding to using a range of adobe software and learning to touch type.

Maths STEM day

January 15th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Tuesday saw Our Year 8 students, as well as a team of 6 Year 7 students, take part in the Faraday challenge day run by the Institute of Engineering Technology.

Students were in 6 teams for the day and had to tackle an Engineering problem set by Airbus. They took the problem from initial design to producing a working prototype, analysing and making changes to improve their design and finally giving a presentation evaluating the successes of their projects and areas for further improvement.

Everyone worked extremely well throughout. Miss McLean was pleased to see everyone having a role within individual teams and everyone contributing to the presentations at the end of the day. This was a tough challenge where students faced accepting failure as a key part of engineering solutions to real life problems. Everyone rose to that challenge and there was a competitive atmosphere throughout.

After a tough fought competition, Thomas, Phoebe, Melissa, Jack and Eddie were the winning team. Well done to all students for being such fantastic ambassadors of St Joseph’s and for being excellent engineers!

Ten Tors Training continues!

December 10th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

The Ten Tors training team went to the north part of Dartmoor for their 3rd outing this Autumn. As you can see from the pictures, the Okehampton area has many challenging hills and tors to climb. All pupils did very well in warmer, but windy and misty conditions. Their navigation is improving well, particularly with the help of ex-pupil Max Darwall who came out to help. The picture below shows the team walking up Steeperton Tor. Thank you to Mr Brown, Miss Hemingway and Neil Wraith for giving up their time to help.