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St John Bosco 3 – Hateley Heath 2

Monday, 24 October 2011

Liverpool v Everton, Rangers v Celtic, Newcastle v Sunderland, Man Utd v Man City (we’ll gloss over that one) England v Scotland – forget them all – there’s only one derby match that matters. Of course I mean the Hateley Heath v St John Bosco game. Two years ago it ended in a respectable 1 – 1 draw, last year Hateley Heath won by more goals that I recall or would mention even if I did, so Thursday saw this year’s meeting.

The first half was a tight affair with some good play for both teams, but Hateley Heath took a slightly fortunate lead following a mix up in the St John Bosco box.

Half time Hateley Heath 1 – St John Bosco 0

The second half began with a change of referee and with only 2 or 3 minutes played a great burst into the box and super finish from Mitchell Wilkinson saw the scores level.

Almost straight from the restart St John Bosco broke forward again and this time it was Josh Harris who put the ball into the Hateley Heath net. Two goals in two minutes.

Throughout the whole of the second half Victoria Loa had been causing havoc with her bursts into the Hateley Heath area, with just her final touch preventing her from scoring a ruck of goals. But this all changed with two minutes left. Victoria’s run and shot hit an unfortunate Hateley Heath player and rolled into the opponents’ net to secure a fantastic victory.

Final Score Hateley Heath 2 – St John Bosco 3

Music at Phoenix

Monday, 24 October 2011

On Thursday afternoon Years 5 and 6 took part in an arts and Music afternoon at Phoenix along with other local schools. Once there we split into groups and took part in a range of activities including dance, drama and drumming (note the good alliteration!) it was then back to the hall for a treat from the Sandwell band who played a whole range of music styles from classical through to jazz, rock and boogie woogie. Everyone had a great time.

Safeside

Monday, 17 October 2011

Year 6 pupils from St John Bosco Primary School learned about being safer citizens after spending the morning at the Safeside Centre in Nechells, Birmingham.
On arrival the pupils were divided into small groups and then taken into the Safeside Village which is an extremely lifelike replica of any high street in the country. They were then taken through a range of scenarios which could occur to any of us at any time. With a real West Midlands double decker bus and train carriage they learned about safety on Public transport, inside the CO-OP there were lessons about restricted goods, inside the house fire safety lessons were learned with a room burning to nothing in under 4 minutes, there was domestic safety in the kitchen and personal safety at the zebra crossing and in the dark alley to name but a few.
The afternoon finished with an interactive quiz using keypads to answer questions on the issues studied during the day, with the success rate, whilst not quite being 100% , showing that a lot of lessons had been learned.
The Safeside complex is an outstanding organisation, staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by the West Midlands Emergency Services. The scenarios are so lifelike you could actually be there and, with the children who visit moving to high schools in September, they may find themselves in them and will hopefully now be better equipped to deal with them should such situations occur.

Polly up North

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Polly is here with our friends at High Spen last week.
Hope Chris looks after her on his hols this week!

Polly at Swansea

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Elliot Prior (Alices’s big bro) took Polly to Swansea when WBA played there a few weeks ago. I didn’t like to put the picture up until West Brom won a game but now they have beaten Wolves, here she is in Wales.

Back to Walsall.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

In the beautiful sunshine on Saturday a group of past and present pupils returned to Walsall to act as ball boys and ball girls for their match against Carlisle. Last season we went on 4 occasions and watched four wins so hoped for the same again. After a two hour coaching session and McDonald’s lunch everyone ran onto the pitch and the game got underway. Just before half time Walsall took the lead through Will Grigg and it looked like we had bought our good luck again. However in the 2nd half Carlisle scored a stunning free kick and a combination of terrible refereeing decisions and brilliant goalkeeping meant the final score was 1 – 1. Everyone got lots of touches and the signed ball was awarded to Luke for excellent and attitude.

Year 4 Bikeability

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Year 4 Bikeability
Well done to Year 4 who completed Level 1 in Bikeability. They worked very hard on Tuesday 27th September and the bikeability instructors were very impressed with their riding skills! A certificate and badge will be presented to all the Year 4 children who took part in congratulations assembly.