Another full day, all the children climbed the Coniston Old Man and we are proud of them. Year Six had the camera for the mountain adventure and they also managed a tarn swim. Back at the centre we played a treasure hunt game and then were treated (?) to a talent show!
What a day! Both groups had a full day on the lake canoeing and kayaking, not to mention swimming and "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" in the lake. Then back to the centre and a quick meal and on to watching England! Needless to say 99% were delighted with the score!
Year 5 and 6 safely arrived at Tower Wood and after the shock of having to put covers on their own duvets! They got stuck into competitive raft building, year 5 verses year 6. I can't tell you who won but whoever tied the barrel under Mr Crabtree..... safe to say it came undone, but no one drown!
As always at St Joseph's, our children demonstrated sporting skills and more importantly sportsmanship in our very successful socially distanced sports day afternoon. There was laughter, encouragement and cheering galore and life felt almost "normal". We realise that parents are disappointed not to have been able to attend, but hope these photographs will raise a smile or two. Class teachers will also share video footage via email or Teams for you to enjoy.
The weather has been very kind to us over the past few weeks, allowing lots of focussed outdoor learning opportunities. Our reception and nursery children have been very focussed on extending their own learning and are making excellent progress in all areas week on week!
Our last day of school in the month of May was celebrated by our short pilgrimage to take Spring flowers for Mary. Children in years 1-6 walked across the fields to Stonyhurst to pray, sing hymns and place flowers and a crown on the statue of Our Lady. Meanwhile the EYFS children had their own celebration up on our new school field where every child lay petals and flowers in front of the statue of Mary and William placed a crown on her head. We prayed the Hail Mary and thought how selfless she had been when God asked her to give birth to his Son Jesus.