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Bosco Boys bring Saddlers Success

Saturday, 9 October 2010

St John Bosco may have been looking kindly on Walsall FC on Saturday as, following a visit from the pupils of St John Bosco Primary School from West Bromwich the clubs 8 match run withou a win came to an end.

The children from St John Bosco were at the Banks Stadium as guests of the clubs community department. They enjoyed 2 hours of coaching from the club, led out the teams for the match v Exeter and then acted as ball boys for the match – a thrilling 2 – 1 win for Walsall.

The boys had a great day, the training was outstanding and the match had everything including great goals and a red card. At the end of the game, Christopher L (9) received a signed football from Walsall’s head of community Adam Davy for showing outstanding effort and attitude all day.

The result lifted the Saddlers off the bottom of the table.

The boys from St John Bosco will return to Bescot again in January for the game v Bristol Rovers. Hopefully the result will be the same.

Grant Success

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Our school is celebrating after being awarded a ‘hat trick’ of grants in little over a fortnight.

The first of the awards was part of the ‘grow the game’ fund from the Football Foundation of £3000 which will enable children to have increased opportunities in football through new kit, coaching, visits to grounds and playing in games and tournaments. This must have been in the children’s minds as the school team won their first game of the season 12-1 against Burnt Tree last week.

Quickly following this grant came the news that the school had been awarded £1000 from the Co-operative Society’s Community Fund. This money will be used to promote healthy lifestyles and enhance the outdoor environment.

Vocations Visit

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Year 6 students learned about vocations following a visit to the school from Sister Annie Enright from the Mariast order. Sister Annie talked to the children about her calling to the church and explained the meaning of a vocation.

The children explored what their gifts and talents were and how they could put them to best use. They learned that there are many ways they can develop their faith and understanding and that there are many vocations in life, not just priests and nuns.

Sister Annie commented on the superb knowledge, maturity and enthusiasm of the children and left them with a lovely gift of a picture for the classroom.

Following her visit the pupils explored their own talents and vocations in greater depth and look forward to taking part in a special Mass for vocations at Hol;y Cross Church next week with their parish priest and school chair of governors Fr Tim Burke.

Pictured: Year 6 children with Sister Annie Enright and Mr Gerry O’ Loan (director of vocations).