Summer fun!

As ever it’s been a wonderfully busy second half of the summer term. Here’s a round-up of what’s being going on – apologies if I’ve missed anything!

Class 7 had a week of outdoor fun in the Lakes with canoeing and gorge walking amongst the highlights. They got wet but had a great time in stunning scenery.

Class 10 had a great trip to Wales after finishing their first set of GCSEs. They’re currently off doing two weeks of work experience.

There have been three DofE trips – Castle, Bronze and Silver – to Bewdley, Clent and the Long Mynd. Everyone learnt a lot and did really well. Bronze and Silver Assessed expeditions are coming up soon.

Class 11 finished their final set of GCSEs and then had a week of community work. They put on a tea party at a Residential home, cooking and singing for the residents; they created a new patio space outside the classroom for next year’s class 11; and they built a natural playground at Leasowes country park in Halesowen. They’re now off to Italy for their very last class trip.

Friday was St John’s celebrations which saw some beautiful crowns and singing from the Early Years. Then in the afternoon Class 6 treated us to some quality gymnastics and circus skills before classes 7 upwards jumped the fire!

Folk fortnight has now sadly come to an end but as useful we were privileged to have such talented and generous musicians teaching and inspiring our pupils. They also put on two wonderful concerts with the help of the fabulous Upper School module group. The music on display really was world class!

Class 3 had a camping trip on Friday which they enjoyed immensely and Class 5 are nearly ready now for their Olympics trip which begins tomorrow.

And lastly it was the Summer Fair on Saturday. Another amazing effort by the PTFA to put on such a lovely event. The atmosphere was perfect and everyone had a great time. Lots of delicious food, great stalls, and some cracking music – what more could you want on a summer’s afternoon!