Use of the outdoors as a ‘classroom’ makes a major contribution to pupil personal growth, social awareness and helps develop skills for life and the world of work. There is also a great deal of intrinsic enjoyment and satisfaction to be experienced from participation in outdoor activities. Here at St Joseph’s, we are passionate about this and seek to provide students with as many outdoor learning experiences as possible.
Thank you to Mel Pinnock who was chosen to read the prayer for the first time.
The P.E department are running a ski trip to Bulgaria, February half term 2018 (10th – 17th) for all year groups. If you’re interested in going on this trip, please see attached letter for information and price. You will also find a presentation of the resort and hotel.
Tuesday the 14th of March saw almost 70 key stage two pupils from the Workington area take part in a Dodgeball competition at Moorclose Community Sports Hall.
The P.E department are organising a weekend trip to Skiddaw House on Saturday 10th June, returning on Sunday 11th June 2017. Skiddaw House is the most remote youth hostel in England; the only access being on foot.
The P.E department are organising an outward bound trip on Friday 12th May to Saturday 13th May 2017. We will be staying at Derwentwater Independent Hostel, Borrowdale which is just outside of Keswick. We will leave at 4pm on Friday 12th May and depart to come home at 4.30pm on Saturday 13th May.
Unfortunately, more children are resorting to self-harm as a response to the pressures of growing up. With 60% of parents reporting they feel uncomfortable discussing self-harm with their children, thousands of children could be suffering in silence.