We continue to live in difficult economic times and vulnerable people within our local community suffer hardship. So, we decided it would be a kind and Christian thing if, once again, we contributed to the ‘Foodbank’, as part of our preparation for Christmas. Read the rest of this entry →
Well done to the year 9 students who took part in ‘The Language Perfect Competition’. Language Perfect is an online global competition with schools from all over the world competing including Singapore, Australia, Arab Emirates and UK. We achieved 9th place and collected 14 awards overall, an amazing achievement in this global competition. This competition has the added bonus of improving students vocabulary whilst motivating them and engaging them in language learning.
Free School Meals really do matter, yet too many children who are entitled to Free School Meals are not registered for them or choose not to eat them. Many parents do not even realise that their child is entitled to a free school meal. School meals are a good way to make sure that a child eats well at lunchtime. By claiming Free School Meals, parents can save time and money.
Year 7 and 8 had a brilliant time on a school trip to the new climbing wall in Keswick. Team spirit was fantastic as the children encouraged one another to climb higher. Everyone enjoyed it and a few of the really brave ones even had a go at climbing blindfolded! Well done climbers and a big thank you to the King Kong instructors and to Miss Kaye for organising the trip.
Mr Wales, Mr Graham and Mr Nurse are amongst those who have been sporting moustaches this November to raise awareness of men’s health issues. It is the third year that the male members of St Joseph’s staff have taken part in, ‘Movember’.
25 year 11 pupils attended a STEM Engineering Awareness Day on 21st November 2014. The day was very enjoyable and informative. Pupils took part in a number of hands on activities as well as networking with a variety of industry professionals to find out more about careers in Engineering.