It was lovely to welcome some new children into school this morning as the children spent time in their new year groups to prepare them for September. We had some new nursery and reception children as well as some nursery children who stayed for lunch for the first time. There were very few tears, lots of smiles and lots of chattering and friendships being made!
St. Michael and St. John Small Schools Cross-Country
Well done to the St. Joseph’s Cross-Country team who ran amazingly. The boys won the team gold medal, the girls won the team silver medal and our school was first overall.
Individually Michael was 3rd, Henry 4th, Jack 7th, Cameron 8th, Tom 9th and Tobias 16th.
In the girls’ race Esther was 4th, Grace 7th, Olivia 9th, Alexandra 15th and Georgia 16th.
Our final morning looked sunny which was just what we wanted as we were off to the seaside! The most surprising thing was that we put on wellies because we were off to Silverdale Beach, on Morecambe Bay where there is lots of sticky mud. Once at the beach we traversed the rocks and low cliffs, taking time to look in rock pools and throw stones. A lovely end to our week away.
Thanks to our instructors Steve and Gareth and all the parents who helped with transport.
A full day of activities on Wednesday started with a minibus trip to the Lake District. The rain came down as we climbed Loughrigg and sheltered under trees to eat our lunches. As we reached the top the rain stopped. The it was off to Langdale to conquer the ghyll. There was some nervousness about getting in to the cold water but everyone (except Mrs Bailey) climbed waterfalls and swam in the pools and generally were brilliant. (I felt so proud of them, Mrs Bailey)
19 children from year 5 and 6 are spending the week at Borwick Hall near Carnforth. They are participating in outdoor activities which we hope will challenge them physically and mentally.
On Monday they took part in problem solving challenges. Then on Tuesday they conquered the low ropes course. Then in an action packed afternoon the whole group went for a rocky scramble above the village of Wharton, a place whether we discovered George Washington's family come from. After our ramble we launched canoes on the canal and had a very wet paddle followed by jumping in the very cold water!